Precious & Base Metal Analysis

Precious & Base Metal Analysis from The Laboratory At The Birmingham Assay Office

By: The Laboratory At The Birmingham Assay Office  23/05/2011
Keywords: laboratory, Silver Jewellery, gold jewellery

 The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office has extensive capabilities with regard to analysing materials containing precious and base metals and specialises in assaying gold, silver and platinum group metals.

The Laboratory specialises in the precious metal analysis in various matrices and in many differing forms including metallics, solutions, ores and residues/powders.
A variety of different approaches are utilised for the determination of precious metals in high value, complex concentrates, bullion, smelting products, recycled material, catalysts, electronic scrap and other precious metal containing materials.

Base metals such as copper, zinc, tin, lead etc. are analysed for major as well as minor elements in samples of concentrates, bullion, smelting products, recycled materials, electronic scrap and other precious/non-precious metal bearing materials.
A variety of instrumental techniques are used, including ICP-OES, AAS and XRF.

Keywords: assay, Assay Office, gold jewellery, laboratory, Metal Analysis, precious metal, Silver Jewellery

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