«Solving the necessity of optimized ore processing and predictive mineralogy»


  • Higher performance for some types of ores, e.g. iron oxides.
  • Can operate 24/7 .
  • “Portable” robust characterization system.
  • More intuitive and easier learning and use, not requiring highly specialized personnel.
  • Characterization and quantification of intergrowth textures in mineral particles.
  • Directly on site.

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Full geometallurgical characterization of metal ores

  • Ore Identification
  • Mineralogical Composition
  • Modal Analisys
  • Grain Size
  • Liberation Grade
  • Textural Analysis

Economic advantages of AMCO Systems

Economic automated solution

Complement the traditional expensive sem analysis

Alternative to sem systems

Shorter pay-back for the investment

Low investments and maintenance costs

Save time and costs in the ore processing


EIT Raw Materials

Initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to boost competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new educational approaches and guided entrepreneurship.

Liége Université

A public University, ULiège wishes to give a chance to everyone, and in keeping with its missions as well as its values. Among these, the quality of teaching and research, compliance with administrative and legal procedures, scientific integrity, environmental responsibility, and well-being at work all guide the actions of the entire University Community on a daily basis.


The Applied Microscopy and Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (LMA) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is located at the Madrid School of Mines and integrated into the RedLab (Laboratory network of the Madrid Region). The LMA is fully equipped with advanced systems in the fields of Optical microscopy (both transmitted and reflected), Petrography, Mineragraphy, Image Analysis and Fluid Inclusion Microthermometry.


Knowledge and teamwork – are the corporate pillars on which KGHM has been building the position of a leader in copper and silver production for 55 years. As a modern and global organization it influences sustainable development worldwide.

Cobre Las Cruces

To reach optimum premium copper production in a safe and sustainable way, maximizing return on investment, ensuring the satisfaction of stakeholders.


The Technical University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.

Training for excellence, greatest research activity, leader in technology, opened to the world. UPM, Engineering the future.


ETSIME-UPM mining and energy engineers, where technology starts and takes its energy.

Thin Section Lab

Since its creation in 2009, Thin Section Lab has provided high-quality geological sample preparation and analytical services for clients from industrial and academic sectors worldwide. Under the direction an expert thin-sectioner with more than 20 years’ prior experience in a sample preparation laboratory, Thin Section Lab offers a comprehensive range of services.

Our Clients


  • Process engineers needing geometallurgical characterization of ores to check the process.
  • Engineers/geologists facing early investment decisions supported by preliminary assessment about geometallurgical feasibility,based on the predictive mineralogical characterization of ores from drill cores.
  • Geologist with a need for rapid in field analisys, typical in a lab on site.
  • R&D engineers from mining companies for own research and/or analysis.


  • Top offer value-added services.
  • To provide in-depth mineral analyst at an early stage of exploration.

Universities &

  • Enhacing mineralogical information.
  • Improving academic education to their students.
  • Affordable to a limited budget.

Typical geometallurgical application:

Modal analisys of feed-in to control ore processing performance


Hübnerite (MnWO4) Ore
PB Mine (Peru)

EIT RawMaterials is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union