TUME YA MADINI

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTRY OF MINERALS

THE MINING COMMISSION

Mineral Laboratory Services

The Mining Commission has a modern Laboratory located at the TIRDO complex, Kimweri Avenue, Msasani Dar es Salaam. The main function of this Laboratory is to audit the quality and quantity of minerals produced by large, medium and small-scale miners. It provides laboratory services commercially to mineral explorers, miners, mineral traders, buyers and exporters.

The Mining Commission Laboratory receives different sorts of mineral samples i.e. ores, concentrates, bullions, rocks and soil from individual customers as well as corporate entities to ascertain the minerals contained.

Why Use the Mining Commission Laboratory?

    • Maintains quality system adhered to ISO 17025 for assurance of quality results
    • Qualified, skilled, experienced and committed staff
    • Excellence customer care
    • Validated standard method of analysis
    • Affordable cost of analysis
    • Quick and accurate analysis results.
    • State-of-the-art technology
    • Modern equipment
    • Effective organization structure
    • Customer can be served at his/her place of work via telecommunication

Services Offered

    • Sampling
    • Sample preparation (crushing, pulverization, Splitting and Sieving)
    • Moisture determinations
    • Drying
    • Determination of gold and silver contents in bullion, geological/exploration, soil and concentrate samples using fire assay with either gravimetric or AAS finish
    • Determination of base metals in bullion, geological/exploration, soil and concentrate samples by acid digestion with AAS finish
    • XRF determination of elements of the periodic table in metallic samples, including gold, copper, iron, nickel, zinc, tin, chromium, lead and various compounds
    • Gold Quick Acid Test
    • Rock and mineral identification
    • Jewelry verification for gold (karat value)
    • Graphite analysis
    • Determination of loss on ignition

Quality Assurance

    • Maintains and implements quality system documents as per ISO 17025 and conducts internal and external audits of implemented system for assurance of laboratory results
    • Use of validated appropriate test methods and related work instructions that incorporate adequate quality control
    • Use of facilities, equipment, supplies and services that are appropriate to our work and ensure that they are functioning properly and meet required specifications
    • Maintains trained and self-motivated staff
    • Maintains all laboratory data and records generated in an appropriate manner that is easily accessible
    • It has a backup system for securing data and results

Charges for Mining Commission Laboratory Services

SERVICE CHARGES PER SAMPLE

Sn. Services Description Charge (VAT. Excl) (Tsh)
1. Sample preparation By drying, crushing and pulverization 8,000
Moisture determination 8,000
2. Analysis of precious metals Gold, silver and, or PGM (platinum group metals) in rock and soil samples by fire assay with AAS finish. 36,000
Gold, silver and PGM (platinum group metals) in rock and soil samples by fire assay with gravimetric finish. 36,000
Gold, silver and or PGM (platinum group metals) in bullion samples by fire assay with AAS finish 72,000
Gold, silver and or PGM (platinum group metals) in bullion samples by fire assay with gravimetric finish 72,000
Gold, silver and or PGM (platinum group metals) in bullion samples by XRF. 36,000
Gold quick acid test 10,000
3. Analysis of base metals In bullion by acid digestion with AAS finish 72,000
In rock and soil samples by acid digestion with AAS finish. 72,000
In rock, soil, alloy and bullion samples by XRF 36,000
4. Graphite analysis 36,000
5. Coal analysis 36,000
6. Loss on ignition 44,000