The Service has a principal task of carrying out chemical analysis of geological materials (rocks, minerals, soil, sediment and concentrate) for public & private mineral sectors, the academia and small scale mining in the member states of SEAMIC in order to demarcate areas of economic mineral potential.
AVAILABLE ANALYTICAL SERVICES
Analysis using XRF
TRAININGTraining on relevant aspects of specialized chemical analysis of geological and environmental materials by short courses or attachment and tailor-made basis are also organized by the section. The training courses may include:
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) STUDIESThis new service is introduced together with the commissioning of the Environmental Unit of the Section. The laboratory will contribute to national or regional EIA studies especially on mining and other related projects. EIA studies will help to improve decision making and ensure that development options under consideration are environmentally and economically sound and sustainable. This Section will bank on personnel and testing facility.