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Our Geochemical Labs in Ipoh, Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu provides routine analysis and consultation services for metallic minerals, industrial minerals, metals and alloy, groundwater and geochemical exploration offered to our inhouse department, others government agencies and various customers from private sector involved in exploration and industrial minerals.

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Type of sample and service availability.

Type of sample
Service available in :
Metallic Mineral
Ipoh , Kuching , Kota Kinabalu
Rock
Water
Industrial Mineral
Geochemical Exploration Material Kuantan , Kuching, Kota Kinabalu
Coal Kuching

Analysis and Fees

Metallic Mineral - Analysis and Frees

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Rock - Analysis and Fees

Type of Sample Determination Fees (RM) Minimum Sample weight
Silicate Rock
Pottery Rock
SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O, K2O, MnO
CaO, MgO, P2O5, TiO2, Fe2O3.
70.00 each contituent 1 kg
FeO, CO2, 40.00 each contituent
LOI, H2O-, 30.00 each contituent
H2O+. 15.00
Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Ag, Mo, As,
F, Cr, V, W,
Sn.
70.00 each contituent
Aggregate
Sand
Water soluble Cl, SO4 50.00 each contituent 300 g
pH 5.00
Reactive Silica 100.00
  • All fees are in Ringgit Malaysia.
  • Sample from outside Malaysia will be levied an additional 20% from Total Analysis Fees Payable.
  • Payment are acceptable only in Cash, Money Order or Bank Draft in the name of Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia.
  • Analysis will proceed after payment has been received.

Water - Analysis and Fees

Main Component Ca Mg Na K HCO3 Cl SO4 F SiO2 NO3
Fees (RM) 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00
Sample Container (1) P, K P, K
P, K P, K P, K P, K P, K P, K P P, K
Minimum Volume (ml) 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150

 

Metallic Elements (2)
Al
As Ba
Cd Co Cr Cu Fe Li Mn
Ni Pb
Se
Sr Zn
Fees (RM) 25.00 25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00
25.00 25.00 25.00

 

Other Component pH Conductivity Hardness Turbidity Total Solid TDS B CN* NH4* NO2
P
Fees (RM) 5.00 5.00 30.00 20.00 30.00 30.00 25.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 25.00
Sample Container (1)
P,K P,K P,K P,K P,K P,K P,K P,K P,K P,K P,K
Minimum Volume (ml)
150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 15

Note:

  • (1) P=Polyethylene of good quality; K=Glass
  • (2) Sample must be acidified with nitric acid to pH <2 during collection. 1 litre is sufficient to analyse all metallic elements listed above.
  1. All fees are in Ringgit Malaysia.
  2. Sample from outside Malaysia will be levied an additional 20% from Total Analysis Fees Payable.
  3. Payment are acceptable only in Cash, Money Order or Bank Draft in the name of Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia.
  4. Analysis will proceed after payment has been received.

Industrial Mineral - Analysis & Fees

  Limestone &
Dolomite and
products.
Clay, Soil and
products.
Silica Sand,
Aggregate and
products.
Chemical Analysis
Fees (RM)
SiO2 50 70
70
Al2O3 50 70 70
Fe2O3 40 70 70
TiO2 40 70 70
CaO 40 70 70
MgO 50 70 70
Na2O 50 70 70
K2O 30 70 70
Cr2O3 - - 50
ZrO2 - - 100
LOI, at 850°C 30 30 30
Moisture, 105°C 15 15 15
pH 5 5 5
Acid soluble - - 50
Acid insoluble 30 - -
Free lime, CaO/Ca(OH)2 50 - -
Free Quartz - 50 -
Water soluble sulphate - 40 50
Water soluble chloride - 40 50
Water soluble salt - 40 -
Total sulphur, or SO3 50 - -
Physical Tests
Fees (RM)
Abrasion index -
60 -
Alkalinity -
- -
Brightness 50
50 -
Brightness & Yellowness -
60 -
Cation Exchange Capacity;   -  
- BaCl2-MgSO4 -
50
-
- Methylene blue -
40
-
Exchangeable ion Ca2+,      
- Mg2+, Na+. K+, H+/ion -
50 -
Fired Brightness -
60
-
Firing Test - 100 -
MOR on extruded sample - 50 -
Oil absorption - 20 -
Organic matter - - 50
Particle size analysis 50 50 50
Plastic/liquid limit - 30 -
Plasticity index - 65 -
Specific gravity 20 20 20
Swelling volume - 40
-
Uniformity coefficient - - 50
Viscosity - 40
-

 

Gypsum and products Fees (RM)
Free water RM 30
Combined water & purity RM 65
SO3 RM 50
   
Fluorspar Fees (RM)
Calcium Fluoride RM 60
   
Limestone and products Fees (RM)
Other analysis for minor and trace elements;  
Mn, Cr, Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn RM 50
P, Ti RM 50
Se, As RM 70
LOI at 450°C RM 30
Other analysis as in prEN 12485:2000 and MS 850:1997 (please contact)  
   
Clay, Soil, Silica Sand, Aggregate and products Fees (RM)
Trace element analysis;  
Ag, Cu, Mn, P, Pb, Zn RM 70
Leachable Cd and Pb in ceramic RM 70 + RM 70

Other Information

  • Analytical request that are not indicated in the schedule should be refered to; Deputy Director (Laboratory Services) Technical Service Division, Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 IPOH. Tel : 05-5406000 Fax : 05-5406100
  • It is required that the location of the sample obtained be stated within a range of (2) km for each sample that is forwarded for analysis.
  • Sample from outside Malaysia will be levied an additional 20% from Total Analysis Fees Payable.
  • Payment are acceptable only in Cash, Money Order or Bank Draft in the name of Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia.
  • Analysis will proceed after payment has been received.
  • Minimum sample weight required; Chemical analysis : 100 g, Physical test : 1000 g

Geochemical Exploration Material - Analysis & Fees

Type of Sample Determination Fees (RM) Minimum Sample weight
Stream Sediments Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Ag,
Mo, As, W, Sn, U, Hg, Sb, Ba,
Cd, Bi
10.00 each contituent per
sample
50 g
Soil
Rock
Concentrates
Stream Water pH 5.00 per sample 100 ml
F- 25.00 per sample
Conductivity 15.00 per sample

Coal - Analysis & Fees

Type of Analysis Determination Fees (RM) Minimum Sample weight
Sample preparation For Chemical analysis 35.00 per sample

1 kg

(To include HGI test a
minimum of 3 kg is
required)

For Petrographic analysis 50.00 per sample
For both analysis 70.00 per sample
Total moisture 30.00 per sample
Proximate analysis Moisture 15.00 per sample
Ash 5.00 per sample
Volatile matter 5.00 per sample
Ultimate analysis Carbon 50.00 per sample
Hydrogen 50.00 per sample
Carbon and Hydrogen 60.00 per sample
Nitrogen 40.00 per sample
Total Sulphur 30.00 per sample
Heat Value Gross Calorific Value (GCV) 45.00 per sample
Technological test Ash Fusibility 70.00 per sample
Free Swelling Index 6.00 per sample
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 40.00 per sample

Other information:

  • All fees are in Ringgit Malaysia.
  • Sample from outside Malaysia will be levied an additional 20% from Total Analysis Fees Payable.
  • Payment are acceptable only in Cash, Money Order or Bank Draft in the name of Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia.
  • Analysis will proceed after payment has been received.

Laboratory Address & Contact Number:

Laboratory Address
Ipoh

Laboratory Services
Technical Service Division
Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
31400 IPOH, Perak Darul Ridzuan

Tel: 605 5406000
Fax: 605 5406100

To get more information, please contact the following officers:

1) Chin Siew Yee

Tel: 05-5406098

2) Teoh Tiam Chin

Tel: 05-540 6099
Emel:
Kuantan

Geochemistry Laboratory
Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia
Lot 157, Semambu Industrial Area,
25350 KUANTAN, Pahang Darul Makmur

Tel: 609 5665478
Fax: 609 5554696
Kuching

Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia
Jalan Wan Abd. Rahman, Kenyalang Park
P.O.Box 560, 93658 KUCHING, Sarawak

Tel: 6082 244666
Fax: 6082 415390
Kota Kinabalu

Jabatan Mineral & Geosains Malaysia
Jalan Penampang,
88999 KOTA KINABALU, Sabah

Tel: 6088 260311
Fax: 6088 240150

Online Services

Contact Information

Department of Mineral and Geoscience Malaysia,
Aras 9, Menara PjH,
No. 2, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,
Presint 2, 62100 PUTRAJAYA.

Tel: (+603) 88716000
Fax: (+603) 88716145/46
Email: helpdesk [at] jmg [dot] gov [dot] my

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