Analytical Services

Mintek’s Analytical Services Division (ASD) is a well-established inorganic analytical chemistry laboratory that specialises in geochemical and metallurgical analyses. We provide this specialised analytical service to the mineral, metallurgical and related industries, using state-of-the-art instrumentation for a variety of techniques.

Areas of Expertise

Manager: Analytical Services Division; Joe Baloyi +27 11 709 4368
Secretary; Hlengiwe Ngcobo +27 11 709 4061
Consultant: Business Development; Dhiroshnee Govender +27 11 709 4210
SHEQ Co-ordinator; Ntombifuthi Ngubane +27 11 709 4391
  • Handles all issues related to quality, environment and safety, e.g. compilation of QA/QC reports for projects.
  • Conducts laboratory audits as per ISO 17025 requirements.
  • Responsible for workplace inspections.
Head: Customer Services & SARM Program; Dhiroshnee Govender (Acting) +27 11 709 4210
  • Quotes.
  • Sample reception.
  • Project management.
  • Invoicing.
  • Customer enquiries.
  • Leading manufacturer of metallurgical and geochemical certified reference materials.
  • Development of new and appropriate methods of analysis for the future requirements of industry.
Head: Preparation & Classical Chemistry: Sandra Graham +27 11 709 4030
  • Drying, crushing, splitting, pulverising and sieve analysis. Determination of precious metals in ores.
  • Total PGM +Au.
  • Pt, Pt and Au (3E).
  • Pt, Pd, Rh and Au (4E).
  • Pt, Pd, Rh, Au, Ru and Ir (6E).
  • Total Au.
  • Analyses using colorimetric, volumetric, gravimetric and titrimetric methods.
  • Determination of S, C, N, O by combustion.
  • pH, conductivity, TDS, TSS and similar analyses.
  • Anion determination by Ion Chromatography.
  • TCLP and acid rain leaches.
  • Determination of metallic and other species.
Head: Instrumentation : Graham Sithole   +27 11 709 4027
  • Analysis of trace, minor and major elements using ICP-OES, ICP-MS, AAS & XRF.
  • Analysis of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) using ICP-MS.
  • Analysis of base metals, PGM & Au in solid samples after acid digestion or fusion.
  • Analysis of PGMs & Au after Fire Assay collection.
  • Analysis of aqueous samples for base metals, PGM & Au after appropriate dilutions.
  • Development of ICP-OES, ICP-MS, AAS & XRF methods for clients with validation reports (where possible).