MINERAL LIBERATION ANALYSES (MLA)

Samples of processed ore minerals should  be crushed and separated to particle size fractions by sieving in specific sieve openings.

Largest particle size in sieve fractions should  be 1.000 micron and less. Sieve openings for sieve fractions under 100 micron should  be kept as narrow as possible (such as (-100+75 micron, -75+53 micron, -53+38 micron, -38+15 micron)

As flocculation tendency of sieve fractions with particle size under 38 micron is high, very fine particle sieve fractions should  be prepared with wet elimination method without causing flocculation during sample preparation and sent.

The samples should  be chosen to represent the area they have been taken and the target study the best.

The Samples should  have “Sample Tags” fulfilled by the entity that request the Mineral Liberation Analysis. Each tag should  have sample mark, sample type and necessary information for the requested analysis legibly. The sample mark in the tag should  be stated in the Analysis/Test Application Form.

The same sample mark should  not be used for different samples. Otherwise, the samples will not be processed.

In case of multiple analyses/tests for one sample, sample size should  be increased depending on the analysis type and number.

The samples should  be sent in a clean, transparent nylon bag in a resistant cloth bag.

Analysis/Test Code

Analysis/Test Name

Method/Explanation

Service Period 

(Workday)

Sample Amount

Service Fee (VAT Included)

35-30-MP-34

Modal (Quantitative) Mineralogical Analysis

(In samples for technological works)

This analysis is performed only for the samples of technology work.

Quantitative modal mineralogical compound of each sample is given at the end of the analysis.

A preliminary study is necessary to determine mineralogical compound, ore content, particle size, sieve fractions of the sample and MLA analysis to be performed.

Maximum 8 (eight) samples are accepted with a single Analysis/Test Application Form.

Contacting with related Unit via Sample Acceptance Unit and getting an appointment is necessary before the application.

Analysis period is determined as per the time schedule prepared following acceptance of the application and this period is notified to the other side.

Minimum 10 g and maximum 100 g ore sample that has been separated to different sieve fractions by sieving.

1.450,00 TL /Sample

35-30-MP-35

Standard MLA (Mineral Liberation Analysis)

(In samples for technological studies)

This analysis is performed only for the samples of technological studies.

As a result of the analysis; database file consisting of quantitative modal mineralogical composition, calculated element content, elemental dispersion, particle size distribution, mineral size distribution, mineral associations, liberation degree, interlock status, particle density and particle shape parameters of each sample is saved and given in CD medium.

A preliminary study is necessary to determine mineralogical composition, ore content, particle size, sieve fractions of the sample and MLA analysis to be performed.

Maximum 8 (eight) samples are accepted with a single Analysis/Test Application Form.

 

Contacting with related Unit via Sample Acceptance Unit and getting an appointment is necessary before the application.

Analysis period is determined as per the time schedule prepared following acceptance of the application and this period is notified to the other side.

Minimum 10 g and maximum 100 g ore sample that has been separated to different sieve fractions by sieving.

 2.880,00 TL /Sample

35-30-MP-36

MLA (Mineral Liberation Analysis)

(For technological works and the samples containing Platinum Group Elements (PGE), Rare Earth Elements, Gold and Silver)

This analysis is performed only for the samples of technology work.

As a result of the analysis; database file consisting of quantitative modal mineralogical composition, calculated element content, elemental dispersion, particle size distribution, mineral size distribution, mineral associations, liberation degree, interlock status, particle density and particle shape parameters of each sample is saved and given in CD medium.

A preliminary study is necessary to determine mineralogical compound, ore content, particle size, sieve fractions of the sample and MLA analysis to be performed.

Maximum 8 (eight) samples are accepted with a single Analysis/Test Application Form.

Contacting with related Unit via Sample Acceptance Unit and getting an appointment is necessary before the application.

Analysis period is determined as per the time schedule prepared following acceptance of the application and this period is notified to the customer.

Minimum 10 g and maximum 100 g ore sample that has been separated to different sieve fractions by sieving.

 3.850,00 TL /Sample