Contract Laboratory has received the following Rocks and Minerals Laboratory Test Requests which need to be fulfilled! These Laboratory Test Requests are received from a variety of sources ranging from start-up companies to large, multinational Fortune 500 corporations, international organizations, well-respected universities and government agencies that are actively seeking Independent, Third-Party Rocks and Minerals Laboratories to perform their Rocks and Minerals Testing, Analysis, Assays, Product Development, Scientific Research Experiments, Inspections, Certifications, and Engineering Projects. If you are a Rocks and Minerals laboratory that would like more information on these Rocks and Minerals projects, please visit our registration page or call toll us free 1-855-377-6821.
Test Request 11-00788
UAE Geological Laboratory needed for testing major and trace elements as listed in the table below in rock samples that are mainly carbonatized and serpentinized (altered) rocks. the samples are already ground and in a powder form now. Major and trace elements analyses Wt% Si02 TiO2 Al2Oi Fe203 MnO MgO CaO Na20 K20 P2O5 H20 C02 Total Traceelements (ppm) Cl S Cr Ni Sr Ba Pb Zr Zn Y Nd La Ce Trace elements (ppb) Nb Pr Sm Eu Gd Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu Hf Ta Au Th U
Test Request 11-00499
Geological Laboratory needed to test silica samples and help identify the upgrading process for those samples-need to identify the quality of the mineral and the tails and the percentages thereof - Please provide a full interpretive report detailing basic process descriptions, measurement and evaluation criteria, observations, sample analysis results, conclusions and recommendations.
Test Request 11-00388
Asia Geochemical Laboratory needed for testing the following:
a)X-Ray Radiograph of core section
b)Multi Sensor Core Logging
c)Core splitting longitudinally and visual core logging
d)Photograph of split core
e)X-ray diffraction mineralogy analysis
f)Radiometric 14C dating
g)Accelerator Mass Spectrometer 14C dating
h)Oxygen isotope analysis of foraminfera shells (18O to 16O ratio)for dating
b)Sulphate reducing bacteria content
c)Salinity of pore fluid
Test Request 10-02963
USA/India Geological Laboratory needed for total heavy metal testing for soil developed from serpentine rocks.
1 -total analysis- all heavy metals
2 - available form ( DTPA)
3 - associated with organic form
4 - associated with carbonate
5 - associated with free oxides
6 residual ( silicate minerals)
Test Request 10-02258
Minnesota ASTM Physical Laboratory needed for the following: Screen the air-dried bulk samples through a 6.3-mm (0.25-in.) screen in accordance with ASTM Test Method E 276. Crush any oversize material so that 100 % passes the screen.
For particles finer than 15.2 cm (6 in.), the generation of excessive fines can be limited
by stage crushing the oversize material in three steps: (1) large jaw crusher set at 1.92 cm,
(2) small jaw crusher set at 0.95 cm, and (3) roll crusher set at 0.64 cm. After each of the
first two crushing steps, the -0.64 cm fraction is collected and the oversize is passed to
the next crushing phase.
Recent laboratory-weathering studies of run-of mine waste rock from metal mines
demonstrate that crushing a bulk sample so it passes a 6.3-mm (0.25-in.) screen may
change the character of the sample by artificially increasing liberation and consequent
surface areas of acid-producing and acid-consuming minerals contained in the + 6.3-mm
A suggestion for avoiding this problem is to segregate the − 6.3-mm (0.25-in.) fraction by
screening rather than crushing.
Currently we'd need 2 samples. More samples in the future.
Test Request 10-01902
Non-Destructive Laboratory needed for analyzing historical objects to determine if they were made from meteorites and compare them without damaging them, or removing samples. For decades, historians have debated the origin of iron used in prehistoric times by Natives of the Northwest Coast of North America to make tools and weapons.Many iron tools, especially knives or daggers are now in museum collections or owned by Natives. The objects are now heirlooms or "cultural treasures." Some are said to have been made from meteorites. If the element contents and proportions could be determined it would open a new door to historical research.