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
  • Automated Mineralogy (Bulk Modal Analysis, Deportment, Detailed Liberation, GSD, Associations, Theoretical Mineral Liberation, Particle Images)
  • 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

The benefits of multicomponent mineralogical analysis – an example from the Isortoq Fe-V-Ti deposit.

We recently had the opportunity to work on R500’s high-grade Fe-V-Ti Isortoq project in South-West Greenland, using multiple analytical techniques to discern the overall bulk and trace mineralogy along with key liberation and deportment characteristics. This type of multicomponent analysis can be highly beneficial for providing robust overall mineralogical interpretation allowing greater confidence for critical ongoing commercial and development decisions.

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