Core’s analytical laboratory provides expert analytical services to our metallurgical programmes, and to all our external clients.

Capabilities

Solid Samples

  • Sample drying and preparation
  • Sulphur Speciation
  • Copper Speciation
  • Carbon Speciation
  • Sequential Copper Diagnostic test
  • Sequential Gold Diagnostic test
  • Gold assay by digest/DIBK/AAS
  • Gold by Fire Assay (through network partner)
  • Gold analysis of carbon
  • LeachWELL diagnostic cyanide leach
  • ICP-OES elemental analysis
  • Mercury Analysis
  • Phosphorous in fertiliser samples
  • LOI
  • % Moisture
  • Lasersizing
  • Specific gravity

Solution Samples (Acid, Base, Cyanide)

Most classical wet chemistry titration methods including:

  • Chloride (Cl–)
  • Fe2+ & Fe3+
  • Free acid (H+)
  • Thiosulphate (S2O32– )
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Carbonate (CO32– )
  • Hydroxide (OH–)
  • Cyanide (CN–)

Solution Samples (Acid, Base, Cyanide)

  • ICP-OES elemental analysis  (up to 34 elements)
  • AAS
  • Arsenic speciation (Astot, As(III), As(V)) – HPLC Method
  • Sulphur Speciation
  • Mercury
  • Bacterial Microscope Count
  • Cyanide speciation
  • Fluoride/Chloride – ISE & HPLC method
  • Hydroxide
  • TSS, TDS, Turbidity
  • pH, Eh/ORP
  • Specific gravity
  • Water hardness
  • Total Alkalinity

Instruments

  • Agilent 730-OES ICP
  • Agilent 720-OES ICP
  • Agilent 55AA AAS
  • LECO SC632 C/S Analyser
  • LECO SC832 C/S Analyser
  • ThermoFisher/Dionex ICS-5000 HPLC

    • Anton Parr DMA-4500M Density Meter
    • Mastersizer 2000MU Laser Sizer
    • Bohlin Viscometer
    • Brookfield Viscometer
    • ICP-OES elemental analysis  (up to 42 elements)
    • Arsenic and Sulphur speciation (Astot, As(III), As(V)) – IC Method