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Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Laboratory Services (Rock, soil and mineral preparation and ...

1. Service Description

The Mineral Dressing laboratory of the Department of Geological Survey provides testing of samples for various physical properties. The physical properties include;

               • Mineral Identification
               • Grain size analysis
               • Thin section preparation
               • Sample preparation for geo-chemical analysis
               • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) & Aggregate Crushing (ACV) test
               • Ceramics testing
               • Atterberg Limits
               • Compressive strength
               • Specific Gravity

2. How do I obtain the service?


3. How do I apply for the service?

Customer completes the request form indicating:
Name of the sender/company
Place of discovery/locality, date of submission
Sample number (for identification)
Request (tests to be done) and describe the sample.
Customer submits samples to the laboratory
Customer fills in submission form indicating the tests required
Laboratory carries out the tests
Customer pays for the tests
Test results released to the customer

4.How much does it cost?

P10.00 per test per sample

5.Where can I get more information?

Visit Department of Geological Surveys

The Director
Private Bag 0014
Telephone: +267 5330327
Fax: +267 5332013

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