the concentration of precious metals frequently requires the digestion
of rock samples with strong acids. These digested samples are then
diluted to lower the metal concentration and pH prior to analysis by
Atomic Absorption (AA) or Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP).
The Microlab 600 provides a safe and effective means for diluting these
Why choose the Microlab 600 for the Mining Industry?
of base and precious metals such as gold, silver, copper, and zinc all
require the dilution of digested ore samples. The profitability of a
mine is predicated on the accuracy of these assay results. The Microlab
600's chemically inert fluid path is resistant to strong acids and is
free of leachable metals. The positive displacement syringes provide
accurate and precise results that are not susceptible to variations in
sample consistency or atmospheric pressure.
digested ore samples are aspirated into the hand probe and then diluted
into a vial for analysis. This two step process minimizes contaminated
labware and reduces the technician’s exposure to harsh chemicals.