analysis and reporting on metalliferous ores, gold and PGM, industrial minerals, slags and contaminants.
analysis and reporting on rocks, aggregates, building stone, slate, concrete, render and mortar.
- 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
- 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.
Petrolab offers a materials preparation service producing petrographic thin sections from samples and specimens of
- 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.
Petrolab has provided a wide range of services to industry leading clients including:
Automated Microscopy 2016 is run over two days consisting of a cross-disciplinary conference on the first day and a workshop on the second. This workshop will focus on operational mineralogy – looking at the integration of day-to-day mineralogical monitoring into the process plant for the continuous improvement of mineral processing performance. The capacity to integrate trend based mineralogical monitoring into the process plant is step change from assay monitoring and has been made possible by the development of ruggedized SEM equipment coupled with a model of expert remote support to on-site personnel.read more
Early Bird registration is now open for Automated Microscopy 2016, a cross disciplinary meeting suitable for all experience levels, looking at current developments and application of automated microscopy technology to research and industry. This conference is organised by the Royal Microscopy Society and James Strongman, director of Petrolab Ltd and iMin Solutions. It is sponsored by the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford and Minerals Engineering International.read more
Petrolab has now been undertaking Mundic assessment for 25 years. This is the first of a three part series looking at how the Mundic Guidance has developed over those 25 years starting with the initial political drivers and aggregate uncertainty.read more