Applied Mineralogy Lab

Research Facility



Applied Mineralogy Lab
College of the North Atlantic
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

 Multi-disciplinary research in innovative mineral exploration techniques as well as improving on existing methods. The laboratory has the capability to undertake non-destructive chemical testing.

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Contacts



Kay Graham
kay.graham@cna.nl.ca
7098915658
Innovation Officer
Gary Thompson
7097587381
Research Chair

Equipment



Portable XRF
Bruker
Tracer IV

Handheld X-ray fluorescent (XRF) analyzers have the capability to quantify or qualify nearly any element from Magnesium to Uranium, depending on specific instrument configurations

Detector: 10 mm2 XFlash® SDD; peltier cooled; typical resolution 145 eV at 100,000 cps

X-ray tube: Rh target; max voltage 40 kV

Filter changer: 5 position computer controlled filter changer

Vacuum pump attachment

2013

Polarizing Microscope with reflected light capabilities
Zeiss
AXIO A1

To determine the petrography of thin sections or polished pucks in both transmitted or reflected light


4 X up to 100X magnification objectives
Fully integrated Digital Camera



2012

GC-MS
Agilent
5975T

Transportable GC-MS used to determine compositions of volatile organic compounds


2014

Gas Chromatograph
Agilent
7820A

Transportable GC-MS used to identify volatile hydrocarbons


Gas chromatograph equipped with headspace autosampler, flame-ionization detector (FID)

2014

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS)
Applied Spectra
J200

A rapid chemical analysis technology that uses a short laser pulse to create a micro-plasma on the sample surface.
•    Sample preparation-free measurement experience
•    Broad elemental coverage, including lighter elements, such as H, Be, Li, C, N, O, Na, and Mg
•    Element mapping and depth profiling
•    Ability to scan core sections up to 25cm in length
•    Thin-sample analysis


Spot size 10 um up to 100 um
266 Nd:YAG laser
Purge gas control Ar and He
Univariate and multivariate calibration





2017

Date submitted: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 3:19 PM
Date updated: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 5:18 PM

2018-04-09T04:12:37+00:00