Intertek Vigalab Chile

Intertek Viglab supports the minerals industry in Chile with professional assay, testing, and inspection expertise.

Intertek's Vigalab in Chile provides important mineral assay and testing services to the Chilean mineral and mining industry, helping clients optimize production and ROI, while helping ensure operations are run safely and in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Vigalab supports local and international companies exploring minerals in the Copiapo and Antofagasta regions of Chile, which includes mining for copper as well as gold, silver, iron, zinc and lead. Vigalab helps companies to analyse and assess the value of mineral deposits being explored through services such as sample preparation and trace metal analysis. 

Mineral assay expertise:

  • Fire assay
  • Melting Furnaces to 1200 º C
  • Electric Cupellation furnaces up to 1100 ° C
  • Iron acid digestion
  • System Lead scrubbing
  • Analytical balance weighing sensitivity
  • XRF elemental and chemical analysis
  • Davis Tube testing for ferromagnetic content

Physical mineral sample preparation and analysis:

  • Soil sample preparation and testing
  • Professional sample preparation of rocks, witness, cutting dust, soil, concentrates, etc.
  • Drying systems to 105 ° C for samples
  • Primary crushing, secondary crushing, cracking, sifted, powdered, special preparations
  • A dust extraction system which ensures the absence of contamination in samples and protects the health of workers.
  • Trained in safety regulations and good hygiene.

Chemical analysis:

  • Acid digestion
  • Trace metals analysis by Atomic Absorption (ICP capability in 2013)
  • Carbon analysis by LECO combustion

Additional expertise provided by Vigalab personnel in Chile include laboratory and test witnessing, regulatory support and consulting, and other expert services. Vigalab is part of Intertek's global minerals testing and inspection network.

 
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