main functions are determination of elements in rocks, soils, plants and water
samples for mineral exploration and Environmental Monitoring applications.
Some of the services
offered by the chemical laboratory include:
Sample preparation (grinding of rocks) for further
Analysis of Base Metals and Trace Elements, precious
metals and environmental pollutants such as mercury, zinc, pollutant
elements e.g Hg, Pb, Zn, Cd, Ar in rocks, soils, water and biological
Analysis of environmental samples (water, plants and
soil) for assessing environmental impacts associated with mining
available in Chemical Laboratory
This laboratory has modern equipment with the current technology. These include several X-ray Radiation Machines (XRF- Epsilon5 & Minipal4), ICP-OES, GFAA, FAAS, CS-Analyzer, UV-Vis Spectrometers, AAS Fitted with Graphite Furnace, AAS – 50 & 55 B – Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Centrifuge (5702 & 46933) and others.