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We provide essential support to the mining industry in their efforts to ensure worker safety and comply with environmental regulations.

Worker Safety and Environmental Regulations:

OSHA, MSHA and EPA-mandated analytical methods for routine compliance monitoring for asbestos, crystalline silica, metals or vapors
Analysis of air samples for ambient, combustible and flammable gases
Analysis of surface and groundwater samples
Characterization of mine waste

Manufacturing Supply Chain Support:

Third-party verification of raw and in-process materials to ensure they meet product specifications
Determination of mineral composition of mined ore, raw material and finished products
Characterization of ores and products for regulated minerals and/or contaminant minerals
Geological evaluations of mines and quarries
Product use simulation studies
Scientific litigation support for product liability, toxic tort, and other areas

Mineral Characterization:

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) – phase identification
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) – elemental analysis
Wet chemistry techniques – gravimetric and volumetric concentration
Electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) – particle size, shape and elemental composition
Optical microscopy (PCM, PLM) – mineral identification and quantitation
Spectroscopy (Infrared, Raman) – particle identification

If you have questions, please call us at 724.519.9067.