ZEISS EVO arrival

ZEISS EVO arrival

We had a busy time at Petrolab last week due to the delivery and installation of our new ZEISS EVO MA-25 as well as removal of the previous evaluation SEM, which involved lots of door removal in order to get the machines into the space. Fortunately the weather was good on the delivery day as it was rather wet the rest of the...
Petrolab progression

Petrolab progression

As you may have noticed, we’ve given our web presence a significant “makeover”. We hope it better reflects how our business has developed over recent years – and how we’re looking to serve our developing client base both here in the UK – and internationally. It’s exciting times at Petrolab – we’ve invested in state-of-the-art equipment from ZEISS, expanded our team by bringing in some wonderful new talent to further add to our expertise and even got “social” with our new presence on Facebook and Twitter. We’ve been operating for over 20 years analysing the content of rocks, minerals, ores, aggregates and concrete from all over the world. Our high quality interpretative reports are invaluable tools that help our clients evaluate the potential of their mineral resources and solve materials related problems. We hope our new site gives you a better insight into the work we do – please get in touch to find out how we can help!...
New Automated Mineralogy Services

New Automated Mineralogy Services

Petrolab is delighted to report the arrival of a ZEISS automated mineralogy system. It is a dedicated system running ZEISS ‘s Mineralogic Mining automated mineralogy engine and couples a ZEISS SEM with two Bruker EDX detectors. The system has been designed as a ruggedized mine site deployable SEM and is currently with Petrolab for evaluation and training. As part of the support package for these systems in the future Petrolab will be providing data validation and quality control services. Following evaluation, Petrolab is to install a ZEISS EVO MA-25, also running Mineralogic Mining, but with a much larger chamber capable of accommodating a wider range of...
Petrolab supporting research

Petrolab supporting research

We are very pleased to report that Petrolab is providing support to an MSc research project in applied mineralogy at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.  Jake Harrison (pictured with Petrolab Principal Mineralogist, James Strongman) is the student undertaking the research which will look into modelling the gravity response of particles on a shaking table. Material for the project has been supplied from the new Drakeland’s Tungsten & Tin Mine near Plymouth operated by Wolf Minerals and this will be analysed using Petrolab’s new ZEISS automated mineralogy system – Mineralogic – to characterise the gravity profile and morphological characteristics of the...