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.

Sample Preparation

Primary Sample Preparation


It is absolutely essential that samples are properly homogenised before assaying is carried out. This is done by experienced staff using proper equipment to ensure the final analytical results are of acceptable quality.


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Secondary Sample Preparation


Fusions are carried out with a strong alkali to ensure total basic oxide conversion. The resulting acidified solutions are instrument-finished for required major analytes.

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