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Mineralogy

Mineralogy

Minerals are naturally occurring, homogeneous solids with a definite chemical composition and a highly ordered, crystalline structure. Minerals are essential to humans and development as they provide essential components used in a variety of commoditiesmachinery and equipment, the construction industry, engineering materials applications, and within the agricultural sector for example in the  application of lime and fertilizers to improve the yields.

Sci-Ba offers a range of mineralogical services, including

  • Bulk mineralogy (XRD Analysis)
  • Petrographic analysis (major and minor minerals, textural information, ore mineralogy, grain size and distribution relationships, petrology studies and proposed genesis models)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with EDX analysis (micro-analysis of minerals, photography and chemical analysis of spots, lines and maps)
  • Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is a useful micro-analytical technique for determining the chemistry of a mineral which is considered a non-destructive technique
  • Auto-mineralogy using electron microscopy and micro-XRF

Our scientists have experience across a wide range of geological commodities and process materials. We can provide you with a fully customised and functioning reporting structure to provide you with the information you need.

Please call us today to discuss the options available!

 

 

Mineralogy