Our wide range of instrumentation is unique in mineral exploration and research laboratories and includes the following instrumentation to help solve any problem.
Fire assay- Both lead and nickel sulphide, with atomic absorption (AAS), inductively coupled plasma emission (ICP), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS), neutron activation (INAA) or gravimetric finishes can analyze all precious metals including gold, silver and platinum group metals.
Multielement trace metal geochemistry - Includes methods developed by ICP/MS, INAA, ICP, x-ray fluorescence (XRF) with aqua regia, multi-acid and peroxide fusions. Our litho-geochemical packages include instrumental techniques like INAA, XRF and laser ablation combined with lithium metaborate/tetraborate and peroxide fusions combined with ICP, ICP/MS to provide research quality data for over 60 elements.
- Methods include instrumental (INAA) as well as direct analysis on ash or raw vegetation by ICP, ICP/MS or high resolution ICP/MS (HR-ICP/MS).
Hydrogeochemical - Packages include ICP, ICP/MS, HR-ICP/MS, ion chromatography, gas chromatography- mass spectrometry (GC-MS), UV-VIS spectrophotometry, scalar autoanalyzer for cyanide compounds, capillary electrophoresis (CE) and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), total organic carbon (TOC), laser particle size analyzer and triple quad mass spectrometers (LC-MS-MS) to solve virtually any hydrogeochemistry problem.
Combustion Testing - Equipment including carbon-sulphur-nitrogen-hydrogen and oxygen analyzers (CHNS, CNS, CS including induction and resistance furnaces, NOH, CO2-H2O,CO2 coulometer). In addition there are DT/TGA, DSC, polarimetry, titration, mercury analyzers to help solve virtually any problem.
- The new field emission gun-scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive x-ray spatial analyzer (FEG-MLA) with quantitation automation will be highly utilized in our geometallurgy laboratory.
Analytical methods - Include Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP), Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS), High Resolution ICP/MS (HR ICP/MS), Laser ablation, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), LECO, Fire Assay, Ion Chromatography, Capillary Electrophoresis, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), GC/MS/MS, High Pressure liquid chromatrography (HPLC) with UV/VIS, Diode Array and refractive index detectors, TGA/DTA, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Liquid chromatography triple quadruple Q-trap (LC/MS/MS) Laser Particle Size Analyser, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR), Auto analyzers, Automated titrators, CO2/H2O analyzers and Coulometer.