Industry SectorsMetallurgy

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 recovery process. Using optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis, the ore minerals and their associations can be determined.

Commodities studied in metallurgical samples include:

  • Iron Ores
  • Gold
  • Base Metals
  • Uranium
  • Rare Earths
  • Tantalum Niobium
  • Mineral Sands