Industry Sectors

  • Metallurgy - Gold
    Metallurgy

    Townend Mineralogy Laboratory specialises in the provision of mineralogy, petrology, and petrography services to Western Australia’s metallurgical industry. Our clients include companies involved with the extraction, refining, alloying, and fabrication of metals. The examination of all minerals and gangue produced in metallurgical test work is essential for the successful development of a recove...

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    Commodities

    Townend Mineralogy Laboratory specialises in the provision of mineralogy, petrology, and petrography services to Western Australia’s commodities industries. Base Metals Base metals, particularly copper, lead, zinc, cobalt and nickel occur as primary sulphides in various types of geological environments. These are principally studied in polished thin sections supplemented by SEM/EDS where non-sto...

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    Engineering

    The use of rock aggregates in concrete is fundamental for the creation of buildings and roads. It is important that the aggregates are stable in nature, without minerals that breakdown and react with the cement or when in contact with the atmosphere.  For this purpose aggregates are examined petrographically for the presence of deleterious minerals, such as reactive silicates or unstable sulphide...