Fri 7 Dec 2012
METAL DETECTOR USES LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO SOURCE DIAMOND BEARING ROCK
The University of Johannesburg has successfully registered patents for a new device which is capable of identifying rocks that contain diamonds.
Business Day reports that the MineralPET machine employs techniques applied in nuclear medicine to determine whether diamonds are present within rock formations.
The device was developed by the University of Johannesburg in collaboration with both the University of Witwatersrand and engineering firm Bateman Engineering. Project leaders say they are currently in the process of commercializing the new technology, which they believe will reduce the both cost and environmental impact of diamond mining.
Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha