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Mineral Separation Lab

Building B, Room B239

Contact: PD Dr. J. Elis Hoffmann

We manage a mineral separation lab to obtain minerals for geochronology and geochemical studies. The lab includes a ceramic plate jaw crusher, ball mills, a Frantz Magnetic Separator, sieves, and heavy liquids for density separation.


    • Frantz Magnetic Separator (separation of minerals according to magnetic susceptibility)

    • Separation using heavy liquids

    • Sieves

    • Ball mills

    • Ceramic plate jaw crusher


Frantz Magnetic separator for separation of dia- and paramagnetic minerals


Retsch ball mill for producing powders of small sample quantities


Spex ceramic plate jaw crusher (PGE and Re analyses)

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