LMA is one of only a few laboratories specialised in and qualified for working with Tantalites, Columbites and other radioactive materials.

Below you will find an overview of the commodities tested in our lab as well as an overview of the analytical techniques used. Please do not hesitate to contact us for enquiries regarding other commodities or techniques.


  • Metals
  • Ferro-Alloys
  • Steel and Steel-products
  • Minerals
  • Ores
  • Oxides
  • Concentrates
  • Solid Fuels
  • Solid Bio fuels
  • Tantalites & Columbites
  • Chemicals

Analytical Techniques

  • XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry)
  • ICP-OES (Inductive Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry)
  • Wet Chemical Analyses (Titrimetric determinations, Gravimetric determinations, PH determinations, ….)
  • Laser diffraction
  • Elemental analysis of C, S, O, N
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • AFS (Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry)
  • Calorimetry
  • Ion Chromatography
  • AFT (Ash Fusion Temperature)
  • HGI (Hard Grove Index)
  • Physical tests (Bulk Density, Moisture determination, Loss on Ignition, …)