Sample Preparation Facilities

Rock Crushing and Prep

  • Jaw Crusher (Bico 5'x7')
  • Discmill Grinder
  • Vibratory Ring Pulverizer
  • 18" & 24" Slab saws
  • 2x 10" Trim saws
  • Grinding Lap
  • Vibrating Lap
  • Donaldson Torrit S/A Vacuum Systems

Mineral separation & picking

  • Wilfley Table
  • Frantz LB-1 Magnetic Barrier Separator
  • Heavy Liquids Density Separation Apparatus
  • 2x Meiji EMZ-5TR stereoscopes

Mineral Extraction from Thin & Thick Sections

  • Meiji ML9430 polarizing microscope w/ digital imaging system
  • CITL Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS)
  • Diamond-tipped micro-drill - attaches to Meiji microscope for mineral extraction
  • Clean air bench top unit for microdrilling

Soil preparation

  • Large soil drying oven
  • Electronic Balance
  • 22x Soil Sieves
  • 2x Sieve Shakers