Chemical Laboratory

Chemical laboratory’s 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:

  1. Sample preparation (grinding of rocks) for further laboratory investigations;
  2. 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 materials;
  3. Analysis of environmental samples (water, plants and soil) for assessing environmental impacts associated with mining activities.

Some Equipment 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.

Analysts performing analysis of sample by XRF machines
Analysts performing analysis of sample by XRF machines
Analysts carrying out analysis of samples using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
The Analyst carrying out analysis of samples using XRF machine
The analyst carrying out analysis using ICP-OES machine
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