Image analysis in mineralogy and petrology

N. J. Fortey
1995 Mineralogical magazine  
"Image analysis" refers to the general family of computational techniques which are concerned with the extracting of quantitative information from images captured in digital form. Such techniques have been in use for several years in areas such as biology and metallurgy, but have been slow to find wide use in the microscopic areas of Earth Sciences. Notable exceptions have included applications in the areas of mineral processing and sedimentary petrography. The impetus for the meeting held
more » ... e meeting held jointly by the Applied Mineralogy Group of the Mineralogical Society and the Geological Information Group of the Geological Society of London in September 1993, was an attempt to take stock of the spread of digital image analysis techniques into the domain of the mineralogist and petrologist.
doi:10.1180/minmag.1995.059.395.01 fatcat:s65uclvybjht5adzr7zlfhid6m