Price List

Laboratory Services

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PRICES LIST- CHARGES FOR LABORATORY SERVICES

1. Chemical analyses

NOTE:Each sample is considered to weigh not more than 500 grams.


I:
Sample preparation(Rocks,soil, Sediments,
Biological Materials etc.)
TSHS
    USD
1.
Crushing
8,000.00
4
2.
Grinding a) 180 microns
6,000.00 3


b) 106 microns 8,000.00 4
3.
Drying a) Infra red radiation
8,000.00 4


b) Oven 8,000.00 4


c) Air/sun-shine
6,000.00 3
4.
Sieving
5,000.00 2.5
 

II:
Physico chemical determination of samples
TSHS
     USD
1.
Loss on Ignition (LOI), 10,000.00 5
3.
Moisture contents,
8,000.00 4

          GEOLOGICAL/GEOCHEMICAL MATERIAL (ROCKS, SOILS & SEDIMENTS)
F-AAS
Determination of Elements by Flame Atomic
Absorption
Spectrometer (FAAS)

TSHS         USD
1.

Ore analysis-Extra dissolution by HCl and HNO3 OR HF. Elements among Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni, Fe and Cd (each addition element Tshs 3,500.00)

A Package
of five (5) elements


40,000.00


20
2.
Aqua regia dissolution. Elements among Fe, Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni, and Cd (each addition
 element Tshs 3,500.00)
A Package
of five (5) elements

35,000.00

15

3.

MIBK extraction of Gold after aqua regia leach-AAS finish



45,000.00

20
4.
Fire assay for Gold with AAS Finish

45,000.00 20
5.

Fire assay for Gold with Gravimetric finish


40,000.00 20
6.
Purification of raw gold using lead foil <25g

45,000.00 20
7
Purification of raw gold using acids
30,000.00
15

GF-AAS
Determination of Elements by Graphite Furnance
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (GFAAS)

TSHS
  USD
1.
Arsenic (As), Antimony (Sb), Selenium (Se), Mercury (Hg) and Bismuth (Bi)
Each 25,000.00
10
2.
Platinum group elements: Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd), Iridium (Ir), Osmium (Os), Ruthenium (Ru) and Rhodium (Rh)
Each 45,000.00
20
3.

Aqua regia dissolution. Elements among Fe, Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni, and Cd (each addition
element Tshs 3,500.00)

A Package
of five (5) elements
40,000.00
20
4.
Ore analysis-Extra dissolution by HCl and HNO3.
Elements among Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni, Fe and Cd (each addition element Tshs 3,500.00)
A Package
of five (5) elements
75,000.00
35
 
ICP-OES
Determination of Elements by Inductively
Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer
 (ICP-OES)


TSHS          USD
1.
Ore analysis-Extra dissolution by HCl and HNO3. 
25 elements (Minimun three samples)
A Package
 of twenty
 five (25)
75,000.00
25
2.
Platinum group elements: Platinum (Pt),
Palladium (Pd), Iridium (Ir), Osmium (Os),
Ruthenium (Ru) and Rhodium (Rh
) (Minimun three samples)
A Package of six (6) 75,000.00
25
3.
Arsenic As, Antimony (Sb), Selenium (Se),
Mercury (Hg) and Bismuth (Bi).
(Minimun three samples)
A Package
of five (5) elements
75,000.00
25

X-Ray Fluores. (XRF)
Determination of Elements by X-Ray Fluoresence Spectrometer (XRF)
TSHS USD
1.
25 elements X-Ray scan (Geological material) A Package
of 25
50,000.00
25
2.
35 elements X-Ray scan (Geological material) A Package
of 25
60,000.00
30
3.
Metal/Alloy X-Ray scan
45,000.00
25
4.
Limestone Analysis
(CaO, SiO2, MgO, Fe2O3, Al2O3, K2O, Na2O,
MnO, SO3, P2O5 and LOI)
A Package
of 11
50,000.00 25
5.
Gypsum Analysis ( % Purity, SiO2,CaO, MgO,
Al2O3, Fe2O3 and LOI)
A Package
of 6
50,000.00 25
6.
Phosphate rock analysis (% Purity P2O5, SiO2,
 Al2O3, Fe2O3 and LOI)
A Package
of 5
50,000.00 25
 
UV-VIS SPEC
Determination of Anions by Ultra violet-Vissible Spestrophotometer (UV-Vis Spec)

TSHS           USD
1.
SO4, NO3, F and PO4
Each    10,000.00
5

CS-3000 ANALYSER
Determination of Elements by Carbon-Sulfur
Analyser (CS-3000 Analyser)

TSHS  USD
1.
Sulfur Analysis

25,000.00
10
2.
Carbon Analysis

25,000.00
10
 
                                    ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL
A
 Water & Waste Water Analysis

TSHS                                     USD  
1.
COD, BOD and DO Each 25,000.00
10
2.
pH, TDS, EC
Each 5,000.00
2

WAD Cyanide
25,000.00
10

FREE Cynide

25,000.00
10

TOTAL cynide
25,000.00
10
3.
Spectrophotometric determination of Chlorides, Cl-,
and Fluorides, F-
Each 20,000.00
10
4.
Spectrophotometric determination of Sulphates, SO4, Nitrates,
NO3 and Phosphates, PO4, Fluoride, F, and Ammonia, NH3
Each
20,000.00
10
5.
Titrimetric determination of Carbonates, CO3,
Bicarbonates HCO3 and Chlorides, Cl
A Package
 of two (2)
20,000.00
10
6.
Salinity

20,000.00
10
7.
Turbidity by Spectrophotometer

20,000.00
10
8.
Mercury, Hg, by Cold Vapour AAS

25,000.00
10
9.
As, Sb, Se, Bi and Hg by ICP-OES
A Package
of five (5)
75,000.00
30
10.
Elements among Fe, Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni, and Cd
(each addition element Tshs 5,000.00)-
FAAS Finish
A Package
 of five (5)
35,000.00
15
11.
Na, K, Ca and Mg By AES and AAS
Each
4,000.00
2
12.
Elements among Fe, Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni, and Cd
 (each addition element Tshs 5000.00)-GFAAS Finish
A Package
of five (5)
60,000.00
30
13.
25 elements- ICP-OES finish
A Package
of
twenty five (25)
75,000.00
30
14.
Total Nitrogen analysis-Kjeldah digestion with titration finish

30,000.00
15
15.
Edible salt (NaCl) Analysis  by Titration (% Purity, CO3, & HCO3), spectrophotometer (SO4 & NO3) and GFAAS (Ca & Mg)
A Package
50,000.00
25

B
Soil Analysis

TSHS         USD
1.
Water soluble cations

50,000.00 25
2.
Exchangable bases

50,000.00 25
3.
Inorganic element composition-ICP-OES finish A Package
 of 25
75,000.00
30
4.
Total As, Sb, Se and Hg by ICP-OES A Package
of four (4)
75,000.00
30
5.
Total As, Sb, Se and Hg by GFAAS Each 25,000.00
10
6.
% Organic matter

15,000.00
7

C Plant material and animal excretes/dung
 (Leaves, roots, seeds, guano etc.)



TSHS
             USD
1.
As, Sb, Se, Bi and Hg by ICP-OES
A Package
of four (4)
75,000.00
30
2.
As, Sb, Se and Hg by GFAAS
Each
25,000.00
10
3.
Elements among Fe, Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni, and Cd
 (each addition element Tshs 5000.00)-GFAAS Finish
A Package
of five (5) elements
75,000.00
30
4.
Extra dissolution by HCl and HNO3 with ICP-OES finish
A Package
of twenty five (25)
75,000.00
30

D
Biological samples (Urine, Hairs, Blood, nails, hoofs, horns etc)
TSHS USD
1
As, Sb, Se, Bi and Hg by ICP-OES
 A Package
of five (5)
75,000.00
30
2
As, Sb, Se, Bi and Hg by GFAAS Each
25,000.00
10
3
Elements among Fe, Cu,Pb,Ag,Zn,Mn,Co,Cr, Ni,
and Cd
(each addition element Tshs 3,500.00)-GFAAS Finish
A Package
of five (5)
40,000.00
20
4
Extra dissolution by HCl and HNO3 with
ICP-OES finish
 A Package
of twenty
five (25)
75,000.00 30

NOTE: SPECIAL REQUEST - for ANALYSIS NOT IN THE LIST

 


1I:
Consultancy TSHS
US $  
1.
Field sampling (one expert with a technician), transport to be borne by client



a) expert (per diem)
160,000.00 150


b) technician (per diem)
120,000.00 100

2. Field sampling (one expert with a technician), transport to be borne by GST  


a) expert (per diem) 160,000.00 150


b) technician (per diem)
120,000.00 100


c) transport
 


driver (per diem) 100,000.00 80


fuel
500.00 / km 1/ km

2. Minerology / Petrology

 


2A:
Examination of sand size material
TSHS US $  
1.
Sample splitting for 1,000 gm 13,000.00 10

2.
Grain mounting(transparent) 18,000.00 15

3.
Preparation of pellets for optical studies (opaque) per specimen
18,000.00 15

4.
Optical examinations per thin section.
40,000.00 30

 


2B:
Study of Gemstones and minerals
TSHS US $
1.
Identification of minerals using physical properties 15,000.00 13

2.
Identification of minerals using physical & optical properties 15,000.00 13

3.
Grading and certifications per 100 gm.
40,000.00 30

4.
Hand sorting per 100 gm. 30,000.00 25
 


2C:
Sample Preparations
TSHS US $ per samble
1.
Cutting of rock without further work
10,000.00 10

2.
Preparation of slide for studying transparent minerals  


a) Standard size.
15,000.00
13


b) Large size.
20,000.00 18


c) Extra large.
25,000.00 20

3.
Preparation of polished thin sections and polished sections  


a) Standard size.
20,000.00 18

b) Large size.
25,000.00 20


c) Extra large.
28,000.00 25

4.
Rock slabbing and polishing 15 cm x 15 cm (one side).  


a) Hard rock e.g. granites, gneiss, BIF.
25,000.00 20


b) Soft rock e.g. marble, travertine.
20,000.00 18


N.B For every 1 cm extra width / length add 3,000.00/=
T. Shs to the original price.
 3,000.00 3

5.
Preparation of Polishing core samples for petrographic analysis 20,000.00 18

6.
Color photo microscope (8 PCs each thin section) 25,000.00 20

7.
Rock core splitting 15,000.00 13

 


2D: Heavy liquid Separation 45,000.00
32

1.
Use of microscope with operator
20,000.00 / hr 18 / hr

2.
Use of microscope without operator 15,000.00 / hr 13 / hr
3.
Lending a microscope 30,000.00 / hr 25 / hr
 


2E:
Petrophysics
TSHS US $  
a
Sample preparation 10,000.00 10

 b Density measurement 15,000.00 13

 c Magnetic Susceptibility
15,000.00 13

 d Remanent magnetization 15,000.00 13
 e Q-ratio computation 8,000.00 6

 f Combination (from a  to  e)
62,000.00 45

3. Mineral Processing Investigations

3A: Examination of sand size material



Sample preparation (bulk samples not more 5kg TSHS US $  
1.

Crushing (10kg)

20,000.00 18


Every extra weight 2,000.00 / kg 2 / kg

2.
Grinding to 45m (1kg) 20,000.00 18


Every extra weight 3,000.00 / kg 3 / kg

3.
Mixing and homogenizing (5kg)
5,000.00 5


Every extra weight 1,000.00 / kg 1 / kg



TSHS US $  

Batch flotation tests (gold ore and base metals)
25,000.00 20


Sieve analysis (1kg) 30,000.00 25


Moisture content determination
4,000.00
4


Specific gravity determination
5,000.00
5


Leaching tests for gold
25,000.00 20


Dry magnetic separation 10,000.00 10


Electrostatic separation 10,000.00 10


Batch grinding in steel balls mill to 100 microns
30,000.00 25


Batch grinding in porcelain balls mill to 100 microns
40,000.00 30


Mechanical panning
3,000.00 3


Sink/float tests 40,000.00 30


Amalgamation in barrel
30,000.00 25


Retorting for mercury
30,000.00 25


Crushing in rolls for soft ore 10,000.00 10


Grinding in porcelain mills (to avoid metal contamination) to 45 microns 40,000.00 30


Pulp density measurement 5,000.00 5


Concentration by shaking table
15,000.00 13


Concentration by tromel 2kg batch sample 15,000.00 13

4. Teaching kits

 


4A:
For Primary schools containing 34 samples of rocks and minerals TSHS US $  

a) Unpacked samples with name labels

125,000.00 100


b) Unpacked samples with name labels and locality 175,000.00 150


c ) Unpacked samples with name labels, locality and notes 250,000.00 200


d) Packed samples into wooden box with name labels 200,000.00 180


e) Packed samples into wooden box with name labels and locality
250,000.00 200


f) Packed samples into wooden box with name labels, locality and notes 275,000.00 250


g) Packed samples into aluminium box with name labels

250,000.00 200


h) Packed samples into aluminium box with name labels and locality 300,000.00 250


i) Packed samples into aluminium box with name labels, locality and notes 350,000.00 300


j) Mineral occurrence map of Tanzania showing the location of minerals in the kit

20,000.00 18

 


4B:
For Secondary schools containing 34 samples of rocks and minerals TSHS US $  

a) Unpacked samples with name labels

150,000.00 120


b) Unpacked samples with name labels and locality 220,000.00 180


c ) Unpacked samples with name labels, locality and notes 270,000.00 250


d) Packed samples into wooden box with name labels 250,000.00 200


e) Packed samples into wooden box with name labels and locality
265,000.00 200


f) Packed samples into wooden box with name labels,locality and notes 275,000.00 250


g) Packed samples into aluminium box with name labels

375,000.00 320


h) Packed samples into wooden box with name labels and locality 400,000.00 320


i) Packed samples into aluminium box with name labels, locality and notes 450,000.00 350


j) Mineral occurrence map of Tanzania showing the location of minerals in the kit

25,000.00 20

5. Forensic samples





5A:
Excluding sample preparation: TSHS US $  

Identification of gold and or mercury and reporting charges

12,000.00 10


Analyzing rocks samples for gold and base metals including reporting charges 15,000.00 13


Gemstone/mineral identification and reporting 10,000.00 10

Charges for use of laboratory facilities

National institutions engaged in the research and development of mineral resources may send technical representatives to conduct tests and research work using the laboratory facilities (conditions on application).

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