Geoplazma LLP

Minerals exploration

Phone: +7 (7132)41-40-60
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Е-mail: geoplazma@geoplazma.kz

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Geoplazma LLP Geological Scientific and Research Company provides scientific-production and laboratory-analytical services to subsoil users

Laboratory and core storage facilities

Geoplazma LLP has its own testing laboratory accredited for compliance with GOST ISO/IEC 17025-2009.  The testing laboratory is located in Aktobe city, provided with all required equipment and experienced and qualified personnel. Geoplazma LLP testing laboratory performs a wide range of analytical works including various types of chemical analysis, mineralogical, geochemical and petrographic studies, X-ray phase analyses, morphological analyses etc. We would be glad if you are interested in our laboratory and would be pleased to answer any of your questions.

 

General characteristics for the works being conducted are given below:

  1. Multi-element analysis by means of the spectrometry method with the inductively connected plasma (ICP OES) of rocks, drilling cuttings, waters, brines. This method is characterized by high efficiency, low limits of detection of a wide range of elements and principally by a high accuracy. The laboratory has VISTA MPX spectrometer produced by VARIAN, wide collection of geological standards, a large variety of methods for samples preparation.

 

 

 

 

Typical set of analysis elements and detection limits

Element

Limit of detection
in rocks, ppm
Detection Limit in Rock

Limit of detection
in water, ppm

Element

Limit of detection
in rocks, ppm
Detection Limit in Rock
Limit of detection
in water, ppm
Ag 0.3 0.1 Nb 5 0.2
Al 3 0.02 Nd 1.3 0.05
B 1 0.02 Ni 0.8 0.007
Ba 0.4 0.01 P 100 0.1
Be 0.2 0.002 Pb 15 0.02
Bi 0.1 0.01 S 70 30
Ca 0.9 0.02 Sb 1 <0.1
Cd 0.5 0.005 Sc 0.1 <0.1
Ce 30 0.05 Sn 3 2.3
Co 1.5 0.005 Si 8 0.1
Cr 0.3 0.004 Sr 0.1 0.003
Cu 0.2 0.003 Th 9 2
Ga 5.5 0.08 U 10 2
Fe 2 0.05 V <0.1 0.004
La 0.1 0.01 W 0.5 0.03
Li 0.5 0.008 Y <0.1 0.005
Mg 0.8 0.002 Zn 1 0.001
Mo 1 0.1 Zr 1 0.09

Element

Limit of detection
in rocks, ppm
Detection Limit in Rock

Limit of detection
in water, ppm

Ag 0.3 0.1
Al 3 0.02
B 1 0.02
Ba 0.4 0.01
Be 0.2 0.002
Bi 0.1 0.01
Ca 0.9 0.02
Cd 0.5 0.005
Ce 30 0.05
Co 1.5 0.005
Cr 0.3 0.004
Cu 0.2 0.003
Ga 5.5 0.08
Fe 2 0.05
La 0.1 0.01
Li 0.5 0.008
Mg 0.8 0.002
Mo 1 0.1
Nb 5 0.2
Nd 1.3 0.05
Ni 0.8 0.007
P 100 0.1
Pb 15 0.02
S 70 30
Sb 1 <0.1
Sc 0.1 <0.1
Sn 3 2.3
Si 8 0.1
Sr 0.1 0.003
Th 9 2
U 10 2
V <0.1 0.004
W 0.5 0.03
Y <0.1 0.005
Zn 1 0.001
Zr 1 0.09

A list of analysis elements can be extended and added by other methods for elements analysis (atomic absorption analysis AAS, X-ray fluorescence XRF, colorimetry, ionometry, ICP-MS) at the customer's option.

 

  1. A complete analysis of rocks, determination of separate rock components. The analysis is conducted by means of ICP-OES, X-ray fluorescence XRF, gravimetric methods and colorimetry. Deterioration of samples depending on their composition shall be performed by means of acid opening or alloying.

  2. Detection of gold in ores, rocks, solutions in the range of content from ppb to % (by means of ICP-OES, ICP-MS, AAS).

  3. Multi-element analysis of ICP-OES of lubricant and petroleum oils.

  1. Analysis environment materials (water, soil, biological materials) by means of ICP-OES.

  2. Mineralogical and petrographic studies of the rocks (structural-textural characteristics, mineral composition, delineation and description of metasomatic changes) and drilling cuttings.
    The laboratory has equipment for preparation of transparent, transparent-polished and polished thin sections produced by Buehler, a wide range of optic polarization microscope, electron-probe microanalyzer produced by JEOL with the energy dispersive spectrometer, infrared spectrometer etc.

  3. Analytical electronic stereoscanning microscopy. Studying of composition, morphology of particles including morphometric analysis.

  4. Analysis of geochemical samples by means of ICP-MS, ICP-OES, XRF, AAS.

The testing laboratory has its own core grinding shop, core storage facility, samples storage facility within the territory of the laboratory. These facilities allow Geoplazma LLP to perform a full cylce of samples processing and analysis, starting from preparation of samples (grinding, milling, additional drying of wet and moisty samples, weightning etc.), following analytical studies and to storage of duplicates of samples, core and cuttings.

The construction of special rooms (core storage facility, sample storage facility) allows a representative of service company to get an access to the requested fragment of core or cuttings, ensuring a long term and reliable storage of core and drilling cuttings, various samples of rocks.