Specialists in Mineral Separation
for Geochronology and Isotope Laboratories

Leave Your Mineral Separation to the Experts
After 20 years in business, Geotrack now offers their expertise in mineral separation to the wider industry, with provision of Apatite and/or Zircon Mineral Separates by heavy liquids and magnetic separation.


  • Cost effective
  • Timely
  • More than 20 years experience in zircon and apatite separation
  • No more staff training problems
  • Forget OH&S issues

What you get:

  • Zircon concentrate and fraction
  • Apatite concentrate and fraction
  • Light fraction (<2.95g/cc)
  • Magnetic fraction
  • Other fractions by negotiation

Pricing for 2022:

  • Current Price for standard* sample AUD$280 (plus GST)
  • Batch Administration Charge AUD$100
  • Freight to and from our laboratory in Melbourne – your choice/ your cost - despatch information
  • Quarantine costs if charged will be AUD$90
  • Freight cost for return of separates:
    • local via TOLL Express AUD$40
    • International charged at cost via Fedex. Within Australia add 10% GST to total price.
  • Contracts at fixed rate for 1 year available
  • For samples with excessive non magnetic sulphide requiring electrostatic separation before heavy liquid separation add $50 per sample
  • For samples with excessive non magnetic sulphide requiring electrostatic separation of the zircon concentrate add $15 per sample

*standard sample – granitoid or hard rock, 1 Kg or less, without excessive amounts of non magnetic sulphide (see above)
Large samples, add $45 per Kg or part thereof up to 5Kg - Price on application for samples over 5Kg.
Other minerals, heavier / problematic samples, for example: oily, clay rich – contact Peter Watson

Other Services Available Inhouse:
(Prices on application)

  • Hand Picking
  • Polished mounts
  • Digitising
  • SEM/EDS mineral ID
  • EMPA analysis


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