Gekko’s Assay Laboratory
Delivering prompt high-quality test results for better mineral recoveries.
Based in Ballarat, Australia, Gekko’s Assay Laboratory is a world-class facility certified by NATA to ISO-17025.
This laboratory service stems from a foundation in developing gravity separation and intensive leach technologies for maximising gold recoveries.
Gekko’s Assay Lab operates to the highest occupational health and safety standards, and quality control. Standard operating procedures are in place for all in-house systems and processes.
A world-class facility that provides quality and timely analyses.
Time is money in mining and that’s why rapid accurate results help to keep a mine running productively.
Gekko’s assay instruments meet strict quality control guidelines and all test runs include internationally certified reference standards to ensure an excellent standard of mineral testing is provided.
Reliable technical results provide certainty in mining operations and ensure sound decisions are made based on laboratory test evidence.
Gekko understand the importance of testing mineral recoveries and improving operational processes for greater efficiency and more profits.
The Assay Lab is fully equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for sample preparation and analysis to deliver useful, accurate results.
Gekko’s team of process and chemical engineers, metallurgists and technical specialists are dedicated to providing high-quality results, fantastic customer support and helpful advice.
Experts in Coarse Nuggety Gold
Gekko specialise in determining the quantity of gold in coarse nuggety ores. Accurate quantisation and characterisation of these ores is essential.
Gold quantities will indicate whether mining the ore deposit is economically viable.
Specific ore characteristics will pinpoint what process steps will be beneficial to recover the most gold from the deposit.
Gekko also specialise in base metals such as Ag, Cu, Fe, Pb, Ni, S, Zn, Co, Sb, Mn and Mg in ore.
Sample Crushing & Milling equipment
Boyd Crusher for fast, single pass crushing
LM1, LM2 & LM5 high volume pulverising mills
Coarse Nuggety Gold Testing
LeachWell 500-3000™, a proven leaching technique for coarse gold
Screen Fire Assays (SFA500-SFA1000), for quantifying gold in coarse samples
Geochemical & Metallurgical Testing
Fire Assays (FA25, FA30, FA50), for quantifying gold in non-coarse ore
AAS, ICP-OES and LECO® analysers for quantifying carbon and sulfur content, gold on carbon, gold in solution and for laser sizing of metals in ores.
PS3100 (OI) analyser for WAD cyanide, free cyanide, total dissolvable solids and other environmental sampling.
Gekko’s goal is to provide prompt high-quality test results that add value to mining operations and help mine managers make informed decisions.
Depending on the needs of the project, the Assay Lab service is flexible and aims to deliver analysis reports to schedule. Sample transport to the laboratory can be arranged.
Contact Gekko today for more information on the Assay Laboratory’s services.