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The Analytical Laboratory established by the Geological Survey Department – predecessor to the GSMB – during the mid-nineteen fifties pioneered in the techniques of silicate analysis in Sri Lanka. Since then we have been providing quality analytical services to the industry and scientific research ventures for over six decades.

The laboratory provides accurate and reliable chemical analyses of rocks, minerals, ores, groundwater, surface waters, industrial effluents and other miscellaneous materials using internationally accepted techniques and standards.

 

Main functions

Basic and advanced chemical analysis in the following fields:

Raw Materials Testing for Mineral Based and other industries

Water Quality Testing

Samples generated from Geological and Geochemical Mapping,

Geophysical, Ground and surface water investigations and

Research

Environmental Quality Assessment

 

This laboratory has been a training center for university undergraduates, postgraduates and scientific officers from relevant public sector establishments.

 

Key analytical equipment

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with flame, furnace and hydride generation techniques to determine more than 25 major, minor and trace elements.
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer to determine minor, trace and some rare earth elements.
  • Recently installed Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer to determine major, minor and trace elements without sample destruction.
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer and Ion analyzer to analyse anions such as phosphates, fluorides, chlorides, nitrates, etc.
  • Other available equipment includes furnaces and devices to measure pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity/salinity/TDS etc.

 

Why we are special;

Reliability : Reliable services are provided to customers

Validity : Our expert staff provides accurate results using modern technology.

Efficiency : Punctual delivery of Reports.

Affordability : Comparatively low rates

Reputation : GSMB laboratories are accepted as the Standard

Reference Laboratory for analysis of rocks,

minerals, ores, groundwater, surface waters,

industrial effluents and other miscellaneous

materials.

LIST OF TESTS PERFORMED AND FEES:-

We offer very competitive prices for analysis.

Package Constituent determined Fee (Rs. Without Vat.)
01. Silicate and Mineral Sand analysis SiO2,Al2O3,FeO,Fe2O3, MnO,P2O5,TiO2,CaO, MgO,Na2O,K2O,H2O-, LOI For complete analysis
For one constituent
For additional constituent


12000/=
3000/=
1000/=

02. Water and Soil analysis pH, conductivity, total hardness, alkalinity, total dissolved solids, Suspended solids, colour, SiO2, Fe+2, Ca+2,Mg+2, Na+,K+,Cl-, SO4-2, PO4- ,NO3-

 

For complete analysis
For one constituent
For additional constituent 
Colour
pH
E.Conductivity 

 

9000/=
1500/=
1000/=
500/=
500/=
500/=

03. Industrials minerals (dolomite, calcite, limestone) SiO2,Al2O3,FeO,Fe2O3, MnO,P2O5,TiO2,CaO, MgO,Na2O,K2O,H2O-, LOI For complete analysis
For one constituent
For additional constituent

9000/=
2000/=
1000/=

04. Iron Ore SiO2,Al2O3,FeO,Fe2O3, MnO,P2O5,TiO2,CaO, MgO,Na2O,K2O,H2O-, LOI For complete analysis
For one constituent
For additional constituent


12000/=
1500/=
750/=

05. Graphite Carbon, Ash, Volatile, Moisture Carbon and Ash
Volatile
Moisture
2000/=
1000/=
500/=

06. Miscellaneous For one constituent
For additional constituent


2500/=
1000/=


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 April 2019 09:26 )  

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