The Mineralogic Mining system introduced by Zeiss is designed to provide fully quantitative evaluation during mineral exploration, ore characterization, process optimization and tailings-control processes. Zeiss' Mineralogic Mining combines a mineral analysis engine with a scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive spectrometers to provide automated analysis, rapid reports and high-resolution EDS maps. According to the company, the system offers a unique ability to tailor sample analysis workflows. Accuracy of mineral classifications is superior, due to the user's ability to choose between four different mineral classification techniques. A full suite of image processing functions are also available to enable better discrimination between elements with similar average atomic weight. Sample runs are quick and easy to set up and minerals are measured and classified in real time with no need for post-processing of data, according to Zeiss. Chemical assay data is measured, not inferred, allowing improved assay reconciliation and elemental department quantification.