Real-time image analysis of size and shape distributions of rock fragments

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The aim of a mining or quarrying operation is to produce rock fragments of some optimum size and shape as effectively and economically as possible. A secondary aim is to improve and reduce the number of processes such as blasting and crushing involved in producing these rock fragments. In order to accomplish both aims, it is useful to know the size and shapes of the fragments before and/or after each process. The system described is extremely fast in analysing data but it needs slowly moving, separated rock fragments to work best, and plotting of the results is slow. However, it provides for more detailed information on rock fragment size and shape distributions faster than any screening or hand-digitising procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalAusIMM Bulletin and Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1989
Externally publishedYes


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