area is equipped with a single toggle jaw crusher and disc pulverizer
for crushing and grinding, and a Wilfley table for preliminary
heavy mineral separation as well as sample washing facilities
and low temperature drying ovens.
laboratory operates with two Frantz isodynamic magnetic separators
and four fume cupboards to carry out heavy liquid mineral separations
and acid etching requirements. This laboratory is also equipped
with mineral grinding and polishing facilities and optical microscopes.
A computer in this area enables sample information to be entered
directly into the Geotrack database.
the data collection area, there are two Zeiss axioplan microscopes
equipped with digital cameras. Both have new Autoscan® computer
controlled automated stage systems to enable accurate and rapid
location of mineral grains for analysis. One microscope has a
35mm automatic photographic system.