marine science

Placer Mineral Testing Laboratory (PMTL)

This laboratory was established as a regional facility to cater to the mineral/material analytical needs of R&D institutions, academia and industrial units. The prime objective is to maintain it as a facility for testing unconsolidated minerals particularly placer minerals. The Laboratory has different equipments for physical characterization of mineral sands and also facility to make solutions for chemical analyses.

Some of the facilities available in the laboratory are:

  • Mineral/Rock Pulveriser
  • Vibratory Sieve Shaker
  • Stereoscopic zoom microscope
  • Sartorius Density Determination kit
  • Electronic Balance
  • Frantz Isodynamic Separator
  • Cross Belt Magnetic Separator
  • Wet Table Separator