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Geochemistry Laboratory Services

The department has a state of art geochemistry laboratory for Geological and Environmental Sample Analysis

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Samples handled:

Ø  Geological Samples. Analyze for Gold, Silver, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Chromium e.t.c in the following samples:

·         Exploration rock and soil samples

·         Ore samples for gold, platinum, gemstones and industrial minerals (kaolinite, marble e.t.c.)


Ø  Environmental Samples including:

·         Waste water (analyze for Mercury, Arsenic, Selenium, Lead and Cadmium)

·         Soil samples for agricultural projects (analyze for: Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Nitrogen and phosphate)

·         Vegetation samples for different plant species

·         Fish samples for traces of metal pollutants (analyze for Mercury, Arsenic, Lead e.t.c)


Ø  Portable water samples for quality assessment

·         Borehole, spring wells and tap water for presence of pollutants e.g. heavy metals

Equipment Available:

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS)



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  • Others: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), pH meter, Electrolyte Conductivity (EC) and turbidity portable meters


Geological Consultancy Services:


Ø  Petrographic Analysis of geological samples


·         Petrographic microscopic analysis

·         Thin-section making equipment


Ø  Compressive and shear-stress tests on rock and core samples

Rock Quarry Evaluation