Geo Chemistry Lab

The Geochemistry laboratory of the Centre is equipped with sophisticated instruments including PerkinElmer Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) 3300 and A Analyst 700 equipped with graphite furnace and mercury hydride system (MHS), SP-400 UV/VIS photospectromer, EUROVECTOR elemental CHNS analyzer, HACH DR-2800 photo spectrometer, turbidity meter, CONSORT C931 elemental analyzer, Alpha, Beta, Gama detector and high temperature muffle furnaces. In addition to these, the laboratory has equipments used in crushing, pulverizing, drying, homogenization, weighing and digestion of samples of rocks, soils and plants. The mission of this laboratory is to produce good quality geochemical data which can be used in advance level research in the field of Earth and environmental Sciences. This laboratory is among the few laboratories of Pakistan where geochemical work is carried out with good precision. So far, thousands of samples of rocks, ores, soils, plants and water have been analyzed for the faculty and students' research and public and private sector organizations and hence is playing a major role in the uplift of the research activities and development within the country. 

Services offered:

  • Analyses of ores, industrial minerals/rocks (e.g., dimension stones, cement, aggregate), sediments, plants, Soils   and water etc.
  • Major elements oxides (in weight%): SiO2, TiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, MnO, MgO, CaO, Na2O, K2O, P2O5
  • Trace Elements (from ppm to ppt level) such as gold, silver, lithium, antimony, bismuth, iron, manganese, copper, lead, zinc, molybdenum, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, mercury, nickel, cobalt, zinc, selenium, tin, tungsten etc.
  • Platinum Group Elements (PGEs)
  • Rare Earth Elements Analysis.
  • Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulfur Analysis.

Following are few snaps-shopts and description of equipments available in Geo-chemistry lab.

ICPM (Nexlon 350) 
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Microwave Digestion MARS 6
CHNS Analyzer
Muffle Furnace
UV/VIS Spectrometer
UV-visible Spectrophotometer
Turbidity Meter
Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Meter
Electrochemical Analyzer (CONSORT C93, PH, EC, TDS)
ELGA PURLAB water system
Potable XRF

Geochemical / Mineral Processing Lab

Services offered:

  • Heavy minerals/metals separation
  • Separation of magnetic minerals from non-magnetic minerals
  • Crushing and powdering
  • Multiple stage crushing and powdering techniques are used for crushing and powdering the samples
  • Riffle splitting and pulverizing rock samples (up to 1 Kg) to approximately -200 mesh
  • Assay of large samples (in Kg) for gold, platinum etc. using fire assay method
Jaw Crusher “Pulverisette 1”
Fire Assay (Nabertherm (N 110/HS)
Sluice for heavy metal separation
Shaking Table
Vibrating Cup Mill “Pulverisette”
Fume Hood (Exhaust System)
Planetary Mono Mill “Pulverisette 6”

Fire essay

Froth Flotation
Distillation Plant
Processing Lab