Mineralogical

analysis and reporting on metalliferous ores, gold and PGM, industrial minerals, slags and contaminants.

Materials

analysis and reporting on rocks, aggregates, building stone, slate, concrete, render and mortar.

Mundic Property Search

Since 1991, Petrolab has completed thousands of concrete screening tests on properties throughout Cornwall. Search our database and and see if your property is one of those tested.

Sample Preparation

Preparation of petrographic thin sections from samples and specimens of rock, aggregate, concrete and other similar materials.

Why Petrolab?

Mineralogical analysis

  • Identification and quantification of valuable and gangue minerals in ores
  • Ore characterisation
  • Predicting the behaviour of minerals during ore processing
  • Mineralogical description and quantitative analysis of mill products

Petrographic analysis

  • Examination of concrete, mortar and render to identify degradation factors.
  • Examination of rock, aggregate, building stone and slate.
  • Mundic Screening Tests for building structures suspected of containing ‘mundic’ concrete.

Sample preparation

Petrolab offers a materials preparation service producing petrographic thin sections from samples and specimens of

  • rock
  • aggregate
  • fossil / coral
  • concrete and other similar materials

We operate the first Pelcon Automatic Thin Section Machine in the UK, which produces high quality thin sections.

Our Clients

Petrolab has provided a wide range of services to industry leading clients including:

Zeiss

Latest News

Petrolab welcomes Aileen Barwell

Petrolab are delighted to welcome Aileen Barwell as our new Office Manager. Aileen brings extensive experience of working as a personal assistant or executive assistant across a diverse range of previous employments. This has included secretarial support to Materials consultants within Hong Kong, to a series of Executive Secretary positions, the latest of which was 9 years as the Executive Secretary to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong. More recently she has worked as an Educational assistant, a Caseworker for Candy Atherton, the former MP for Falmouth-Camborne and a Personal Assistant for WCA Chartered Surveyors. Her experience and expertise are an invaluable addition to Petrolab.... read more

Mineralogic 101 – Basic Outputs

The Zeiss Mineralogic system is split into three sections (Mineralogic, Mineralogic Explorer and Mineralogic Reporter). They cover three distinct areas, namely; (i) the collection of data, (ii) the analysis of the database, and (iii) the reporting of the results. The last of these is the focus of this article.

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