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Applied Geology Laboratory Facilities

  • The GFAAS spectral photometer, novAA 400 is a PC-controlled (WINAAS version 3.17.0) multielement automatic machine for sequential determination of traces and ultra-traces of metals and semi-metals in liquid, solution and solid samples.

  • The wet chemistry lab hosts infrastructure capable of providing the state of the art selective and partial leaches using hydroxylamine hydrochloride, ammonium and sodium acetate etc for geochemical exploration purposes with a daily turnover rate of  100 samples per day/ element.

  • Phillips PW 1480 wavelength dispersive x-ray spectrometer was installed in 2005 and currently runs on SUPERQ software. The Phillips PW 1480 uses side window X-Ray tubes and which are equipped with Rh, Mo, W and Au targets for providing optimal performance.

  • Sample Preparation Lab

  • Thin Section Lab

  • Microscope Lab

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