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Sediment Processing

In order to facilitate the picking of minerals, we perform several separations based on grain size, magnetic properties and density, depending upon the minerals that we wish to analyze.

Please click here to download the methods we use for obtaining zircons, apatites, hornblendes, micas, and feldspars.

 

 

 

large product photo   Heavy Liquid Reclamation
We use the heavy liquids Lithium Heteropolytungstate (LST), with a density of 2.85/cc, and Methylene Iodide (MEI,) with a density of 3.32 g/cc, in order to separate feldspars from quartz and apatities from zircons. Click here to download the methods we use to reclaim these heavy liquids.