Analytical control

The analytical control laboratory is accredited for technical competence by the analytical association of analytical centers (international accreditation). The scope of accreditation includes rocks and ores of various composition and genesis, products of their processing and enrichment, gold and silver ores, copper-nickel, copper-zinc, process waters, precious metal concentrates and secondary raw materials.

The ability of modern equipment makes it possible to carry out studies of the chemical composition of various products in a wide range of concentrations from 0,01 g/t to 100%.

To perform quantitative chemical analysis analytical laboratory uses classical methods (gravimetric, titrimetric) and moder equipment:

  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer
  • Atomic adsorption spectrometer with electrothermal and flame atomization
  • IR spectrometer
  • Weighing equipment from Toledo and Sartorius
  • Muffle and crucible furnaces for assay test

To determine precious metals in rocks, ores, catalysts, resins, coal, in products of the technological processing analytical laboratory uses lead-silver assay and nickel or copper-nickel matte as a collector for precious metals.

Analitcal laboratory takes an active part in interlaboratory comparison tests, certification of reference materials, performs external geological control, develops methods for quantitative chemical analisys.

Cooperates with such oragnizations as OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, LLc Geoprominvest, CJSC RAC MIA, Gipronickel institute, FSBI VIMS, Mendeleev institute of chemical technology of Russia, Minstandart, OJSC Irgiredmet, LLC Regis, CJSC NMZ and others.

Together with the adjusment training center Profil, laboratory conducts internships and advanced training in various areas and programs developed jointly with the customer. Laboratory provides methodological assistance, analytical services to third-party organizations in perfoming quantitative chemical analysis of more than 60 components in various products on paid basis.