The function of the chemical laboratory is to do analysis of a wide range of geological material as well as research and development of new analytical techniques. Currently most chemical analyses are carried out using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) after nitric acid digestion.


(i) Water quality analysis of groundwater samples.
(ii) Chemical analysis of rocks, soil and stream sediment samples from exploration and mapping programmes.
(iii) Preparation of thin and polished sections for mineral identification.
(iv) Provision of analysis / identification of minerals to interested parties.


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