Petrolab welcomes Daniel Manns

Petrolab welcomes Daniel Manns

Petrolab are delighted to welcome Daniel Manns. Daniel Manns is a recent Geology graduate from the University of Lancaster and the University of Iceland, where he has just completed a Master of Science. During his time studying he undertook a detailed study of plagioclase megacrysts within a volcanic system and as part of that gained valuable experience in sample preparation, thin section manufacture and petrography. He gained experience of laboratory work was through an internship with InVOLCAN in Tenerife, where he analysed soil gas samples through micro-chromatography (microGC) and quadrupole mass spectrometry (QMS). As a result of these working experiences, he is well-versed in laboratory code of conduct, safety, and maintenance. He joins Petrolab during one of its busiest periods, and has already made a great start on the sample preparation workload....
Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Many congratulations are due to Petrolab’s two Senior mineralogists for their recent achievements. Corinne Garner, after 5 years of varied project experience at Petrolab, has deservedly been accredited by The Geological Society as a Chartered Geologist (CGeol). Bradley Staniforth, after 7 years of geomaterials experience at RSK, and having just recently joined us has also been deservedly accredited by the IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). ...
Job Opportunity – Thin Section Technician

Job Opportunity – Thin Section Technician

We are hiring! Due to continued business growth, we require another Thin Section Technician to work in our busy sample preparation laboratory making thin and polished sections for microscopic analysis. Main purpose –  The postholder will work under supervision to assist in the preparation of sections from geological and construction materials for microscopic analysis. This is a position that will require routine operation and maintenance of precision machinery to cut, grind and polish materials. You will also record and prepare other samples for mineralogical and petrographic testing. Location –  This post will be based primarily at the company office at Redruth. The postholder will also be required to collect and deliver materials and use other sample analysis/preparation equipment based in the south-west region (Cornwall & Devon). Occasional visits to client sites will also be required. To apply, please download the application pack and recruitment privacy notice below and return completed applications to the email address given therein. Thin Section Technician Job Application Petrolab Recruitment Privacy...
Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Many congratulations are due to two of Petrolab’s mineralogists for their newest achievements. Rachel Garside, after 7 years of varied project experience at Petrolab, has deservedly been accredited by The Geological Society as a Chartered Geologist (CGeol).  Meanwhile, Josie White, who very recently joined Petrolab as a Junior Mineralogist, has been awarded a Distinction by the University of Manchester for her MSc in Petroleum Geoscience.  Very well done to you...
Petrolab Welcomes Josie White and Jonno Davey

Petrolab Welcomes Josie White and Jonno Davey

Petrolab are delighted to welcome Josie White and Jonno Davey. Josie White is a recent Geology graduate from Keele University and the University of Manchester, where she has just completed a Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience. During her time studying at University she also gained 7+ years technical and personal experience in the retail sector working at Boot Opticians, 111 Health Advisor and at Specsavers which brings invaluable real-world experience of working to deadlines and project management. Jonno Davey has been studying Medical Science at Exeter University during which he was exposed to a lot of laboratory time and in particular practices consistent with working meticulously with large sample sets. He has experience with good laboratory practise, the need for precision with sample handling and preparation as the foundation for logical defendable outcomes. He joins us as our sample preparation and sample handling requirements are ratcheting...
NEW paper; Geometallurgy of Trace Elements in the Hrazdan Iron Ore Deposit

NEW paper; Geometallurgy of Trace Elements in the Hrazdan Iron Ore Deposit

It is with pleasure that our latest paper has been published, co-authored with Rob Bowell (SRK Consulting), Andrew Barnes (Geochemic) and Arman Vardanyan (Hrazdan) in Minerals relating to the geometallurgy of trace elements in the Hrazdan Iron Ore Deposit. This is a great case study on how arsenic present in arsenical rims on pyrite can provide an ARDML risk, even when the overall levels in the waste rock are unremarkable. The full abstract is below. Abstract This study presents an evaluation of arsenic and other trace metals in the Hrazdan Iron-Ore project in Armenia using a methodology typically associated with Geometallurgical characterization. The principal host of the trace elements is pyrite and oxidized equivalents. Pyrite is a mineral of elemental concern as it has the potential to generate acidic pH in water that it contacts and thus mobilize metals of concern. In the Hrazdan deposit, there is a general excess of neutralizing carbonate minerals that result in adequate buffering of generated acid and limiting the mobility of metal cations in solution. However, metalloids that form oxyanions species such as those of...