Sample preparation is an essential stage in the analytical process. The correct preparation procedures aim to produce a representative homogenous sub sample, and are the initial steps in obtaining meaningful analytical data.
Selection of the actual sample preparation procedures will depend on the type and size of the sample, mineralogy, analytical requirements and your budget.
To facilitate easy selection of sample preparation procedures, commonly used techniques have been packages together.
Close and ongoing consultation with the laboratory will ensure that optimal sample preparation techniques are employed thus maximising the value added in the analytical process.