Sample Cleaning, Polishing, Grinding and Sorting

Challenger can provide the Client with sample preparation services to provide the sample in a suitable form for future analyses or evaluation.

Quality control in this area includes-

  • Removing extraneous materials form the cores and samples that could lead to spurious analytical results.
  • Washing cores of cuttings samples where excessive drilling mud is evident.
  • Polishing of rock surfaces to remove diamond saw blade marks from the core surfaces prior to photography.
  • Polishing of rock surfaces to enhance the appearance of rock textures.
  • Accurate splitting, sorting and re labelling of samples for distribution to external laboratories or joint venture parties etc.