TYPE OF ANALYSIS / SERVICE

PRICE, euro.

1. Preparations of microsection samples

1.1.

Polished section

20.00

1.2.

Thin section

20.00

1.3.

Combined one-sided polished plates - transparent plates for electron beam microanalysis and SEM study

35.00

1.4.

Double-polished samples for microthermometric analysis

35.00

2. Sample preparation

2.1.

Drying

4.00

2.2.

Crushing a sample (fraction <8 mm):

 

2.2.1.

- up to 1000 g

10.00

2.2.2.

- up to 500 g

5.00

2.3.

Sample grinding up to 1 kg (fraction 0.630)

15.00

2.4.

Quartation and grinding of 20 g sample for chemical analysis after milling

8.00

2.5.

Size analysis of sands and other bulk materials according

to БДС EN 12620 (up to 1 kg)

 20.00

2.6.

Production of advertising polished rock slabs (for 1 cm2)

3.00

3. Separation of minerals from milled rock samples and

 heavy minerals concentrate (up to 100 g)

3.1.

Enriching of spilled materials to a "black"  heavy minerals concentrate:

15.00

3.1.1.

- strongly magnetic (magnetic separation)

6.00

3.1.2.

- weakly magnetic (electromagnetic separation)

6.00

3.2.

Separation of mono-mineral samples from:

 

3.2.1.

- zircon (monacite, titanite and other accessory minerals) (per 1 kg)

40.00

3.2.2.

- additional minerals from the same sample (for each mineral / phase)

18.00

4. Analysis of minerals and materials in schlich

4.1.

Mineralogical analysis (for 1)

50.00

4.2.

Petrographic analysis (for 1)

50.00

4.3.

Determination of growth rate of mineral grains in a polarizing microscope (for 1 sample)

 50.00

4.4.

Optical Microscope Photographing (for 1 hour)

20.00

4.5.

Determination of micro-stability(hardness) of minerals and materials

negotiable

4.6.

Panning of natural schlich (5 g)

70.00

4.7.

Panning of artificial schlich (5 g)

80.00

4.8.

Mineral characterization of technological samples

negotiable

 5. Quantitative determination of chemical composition

5.1.

Rock Analysis (cost per analysis):

 

5.1.1.

Fe (II)

10.00

5.1.2.

K, Na, Mn, Fe, Ca, Mg (AAS)

9.50

5.1.3.

P, Ti

15.00

5.1.4.

Loss on ignition, moisture

10.00

5.2.

Selective dissolution of carbonates

15.00

5.3.

Ores Analysis (cost per analysis):

 

5.3.1.

- Analysis of main elements и - Cu, Pb, Zn, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cr (AAS)

7.50

5.3.2.

- Analysis of accessory elements - Cu, Pb, Zn, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cr (AAS)

8.50

5.4.

Water analysis (price per analysis):

 

5.4.1.

- Analysis of Cu, Pb, Zn, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cr, Ca, Mg, K, Na (AAS)

10.00

5.4.2.

- determination of pH

5.00

6. Powder X-ray diffraction

6.1.

Qualitative Phase Analysis:

 

6.1.1.

- Analysis in step mode (30 min/sample)

18.00

6.1.2.

- phase identification (for each phase in the sample)

10.00

6.2.

Quantitative Phase Analysis:

 

6.2.1.

- preparation of methodology

142.00

6.2.2.

- determining the quantity of 1 phase

30.00

6.3.

Determination of cell parameters (for 1 phase)

142.00

6.4.

Precise Phase Indexing

1200.00

6.5.

Computer processing for visualization (for 1 diffractogram)

13.00

6.6.

Software processing of digital powder diffractograms

negotiable

7. Single crystal X-ray diffraction

7.1.

Data collection (for 1 hour)

25.00

7.2.

Selecting a suitable crystal and determining the cell and space group parameters (6 hours)

 150.00

7.3.

Obtaining of single-crystal experimental data necessary to solve the crystalline structure (up to 10 hours)

 250.00

7.4.

Crystal structure determination

negotiable

7.5.

Visualization of the results and preparation of the data in a format suitable for publication

 400.00

8. Electron microscopy

8.1.

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) - morphology and micromorphology - Philips SEM 515 (minimum price: at least 1 hour)

 70.00 / hour

8.2.

 

- SEM and Electronic Micro-Analysis Philips SEM 515 - WEDAX 3A (Minimum payment price for 1 hour of work): 

 

- SЕМ and electronic micro-analysis - Zeiss EVO LS25 – EDAX Trident (Minimum payment price for 1 hour of work): 

 

 

 

80.00

 

 

100.00

8.2.1.

- quantitative elemental EDS analysis

+7.50

8.2.2.

- quantitative elemental EDS analysis (no standards)

+3.50

8.2.3.

- qualitative elemental EDS analysis

+2.50

8.2.4.

Element mapping (for 1 experiment)

+10.00

8.2.5.

- quantitative WDS analysis for 1 element

+30,00

8.3.

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Minimum payment price for 1 hour of work

negotiable

8.3.1.

- ТЕМ photographing  (for 1 image)

+10.00

8.3.2.

- ТЕМ EDS microanalysis

+10.00

8.4.

Interpretation of SEM and TEM results

negotiable

8.5.

Preparation of electron microscopic samples (price for 1 sample):

 

8.5.1.

- preliminary (mechanical) sample processing and fixation on a holder (SEM)

15.00

8.5.2.

- carbon coating (SEM) (1 series: 1-6 samples)

20.00 (for 1 series)

8.5.3.

- gold coating (SЕМ) (1 series: 1-6 samples)

25.00 (for 1 series)

8.5.4.

- net prepation for ТЕМ (for 1)

20.00

9. Spectroscopic analyses

9.1.

Mid-infrared FTIR (400-4000 cm-1) of solid material

15.00

9.2.

Mid-infrared FTIR (400-4000 cm-1) of liquid and gas

20.00

9.3.

Mid-infrared FTIR (400-4000 cm-1) with ATR attachment

25.00

9.4.

Near-infrared FTIR (4000-15000 cm-1) of solid material

20.00

9.5.

Near-infrared FTIR (4000-15000 cm-1) of liquid and gas

25.00

9.6.

Near-infrared FTIR (4000-15000 cm-1) with ATR attachment

30.00

9.7.

Data processing and spectrum interpretation for Mid-infrared FTIR analysis

negotiable

9.8.

Data processing and spectrum interpretation for Near-infrared FTIR analysis

negotiable

9.9.

UV-Vis spectroscopy (190-900 nm) of liquid samples

15.00

9.10.

UV-Vis spectroscopy (190-900 nm) of optical crystals, glass and thin layers

20.00

9.11.

Computer processing of the data for the UV-Vis analysis

10.00

9.12.

Interpretation of measurement results for the UV-Vis analysis

negotiable

29.13

DLS (Dynamic light scattering) (1 sample)

10.00

29.14

DLS (Dynamic light scattering) 1 samples + N variations (kinetics, temperature 6-80 оС, pH etc.)

10 + N x 10.00

10.  Thermogravimetric analysis

10.1.

Sample preparation for the analysis

7.00

10.2.

 Differential thermal and thermogravimetric analysis ( DTA/TG)

 

10.2.1.

- TG-DTA-DTG  up to 1000°C (2 to 4 h.)

15.00 / hour

10.2.2.

- TG-DTA-DTG up to 1500°C (2 to 4 h.)

18.00 / hour

10.2.3.

- computer processing of results **

8.50

10.2.4.

- interpretation of measurement results

negotiable

10.3.

 Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC):

 

10.3.1.

- DSC up to 1000°C (2 to 4 h.)

17.00 / hour

10.3.2.

- DSC up to 1500°C (2 to 4 h.)

19.00 / hour

10.3.3.

Required test and standard experiments (depending on the conditions under 10.3.1 and 10.3.2):

 

10.3.4.

- computer processing of results **

8.50

10.3.5.

- interpretation of measurement results

negotiable

10.4.

Thermomechanical analysis (ТМА):

 

10.4.1.

- ТМА up to 1000оC (2 до 4 h.)

15.00 / hour

10.4.2.

- computer processing of results **

8.50

10.4.3.

- interpretation of measurement results

negotiable

10.5.

Consultation  (for 1 h.)

21.00

11. Photographic services

11.1.

Developing a film

2.50

11.2.

Photocopying:

 

11.2.1.

- 9/12 cm (for one photo)

0.35

11.2.2.

- 13/18 cm (for one photo)

0.70

11.3.

Macrophotographs (for one movie)

71.00

 

 

 

 

12. X-ray fluorescence analysis

 

12.1.

Semiquantitative analysis - from Fluorine to Uranium ( F to U)

18.00

12.2.

Sample preparation: milling up to 5 grams.

5.00

12.3.

Pellet preparation for more than one sample

+2.00

12.4.

Quantitative analysis with customer standards (at least 5 standards)

120.00

12.5.

Quantitative analysis 

negotiable

*   For analyzes where the crucible is destroyed, its price is also paid (6.50 / crucible).

** If computer processing is not desired from the customer, a standard ASCI file is proposed.

NOTES:

1. All prices are charged 20% VAT.

2. The prices of the analyzes and services not included in the present price list as well as the scientific interpretation of the results obtained shall be subject to further negotiation.

3. Orders over 10 analyzes are made on a negotiated basis.

4. In case of urgent requests the prices are regulated by negotiation.

 

 

 

 

 Head of Laboratory:

Associate Professor Nadia Petrova, PhD

 Research and academic staff:

Assistant Liliya Tzvetanova, PhD

 XRF (X-ray fluorescence) is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials. XRF analyzers determine the chemistry of a sample by measuring the fluorescent (or secondary) X-ray emitted from a sample when it is excited by a primary X-ray source. Each of the elements present in a sample produces a set of characteristic fluorescent X-rays ("a fingerprint") that is unique for that specific element, which is why XRF spectroscopy is an excellent technology for qualitative and quantitative analysis of material composition. 

WDXRF (Wave-dispersive x-ray fluorescence) Spectrometer Rigaku Supermini 200

 

Features:

  • Analyze fluorine through uranium (F → U)
  • Analyze: solids, liquids, powders, alloys and thin films
  • Atmosphere: vacuum
  • X-ray tube: 50 kV, 200 W Pd-anode
  • Primary beam filter: Zr is standard; Al optional
  • Detectors: F-PC and scintillation
  • Crystals: 3-position changer
  • Autosampler: 12-position standard
  • Vacuum: rotary pump standard
  • Power: 100 – 120V (50/60 Hz) 15A or 200 – 240V (50/60 Hz) 10A

Laboratory of Optical Microscopy

About us

Study of rocks, ores, minerals and technogenic products in reflected and transmitted light with possibilities for obtaining digital images by polarizing microscopes Leitz Orthoplan and Jenapol, micro-hardness measurement PMT-3 and binocular microscopes.

  • Investigation of rocks, ores, minerals and technogenic products in transmitted and reflected light with possibilities for obtaining digital images
  • Investigation of natural and artificial heavy mineral concentrates of stream sediments, separation of monomineral samples
  • Microhardness of minerals and materials

Equipment 

  • Microscope with polarized light Leitz Orthoplan, Jenapol

  • Micro-Hardness measurement PMT-3

  • Stereo Microscopes

 

People 

Head of the Lаb

Associate Professor Dr Eugenia Tarrasova

Research and Academic Staff

Associate Professor Dr Zdravko Tzintzov

Associate Professor Dr Irina Marinova

Geologist Petia Ivanova

Lubomirla Macheva

Clients of the Lab

„Асарел-Медет” АД

„Марица-Изток 3 – RWE”

„Челопеч-майнинг” АД

„Елаците–мед” ЕАД

„Металко” ООД

КЦМ АД

ТЕЦ „Република”, Перник

„Кумерио – мед” АД, Пирдоп

„Рудодобив и обогатяване”, Кремиковци

„Бучим” Македония

„Каолин” АД

Регионален исторически музей в Кюстендил

Laboratory of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

Equipment

AAS Perkin Elmer 3030

Head of laboratory

Associate Professor, PhD Nadejda LIHAREVA

Laboratory of Samples and Preparations

  • Cutting
  • Shining
  • Polishing
  • Grinding (crushing)
  • Milling
  • Separation

 

Налична апаратура 

  •  Машина отрезна “Minosecar - 2” с D на режещ диск до 300 mm
    Предназначение
    : за рязане, разкрояване и фрезоване на минерални и скални образци по размер и профил;

  •  Машина за шлайфане и полиране “350 ШПД-Е”
    Предназначение: 
    шлифоване и полиране на препарати, плоски и овални повърхности на текстурни образци;

  • Полираща машина “М-1”
    Предназначение: 
    полиране на плоски повърхности на аншлифи и комбинирани препарати с големина от 3 до 27 mm;

  •  Трошачка челюстна “Fritsch”
    Предназначение
    : трошене на проби от 50 до 0 mm;

  • Стривач “Fritsch”
    Предназначение: 
    стриване на проби за анализ <0.063 mm;

  •  Магнитен сепаратор 0-20 А
    Предназначение:
     получаване на 2 фракции от минерали с различна магнитна възприемчивост в класите < 0.5 mm;

  •  Магнитен сепаратор 0-3 А
    Предназначение:
     получаване на няколко фракции от минерали с различна магнитна възприемчивост в класите < 0.4 mm;

  •  Магнитен сепаратор за проби < 1 g
    Предназначение:
     получаване на 2 фракции от минерали с различна магнитна възприемчивост в класите 2 mm;

  •  Центробежно-гравитационен прибор – М-2 
    Предназначение:
     за разделяне на минерали < 1 mm;

  •  Вибропресевно устройство с набор лабораторни сита  – тип “WAOAP”
    Предназначение: 
    за разделяне на минерални проби на зърнометрични фракции.