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Precise analytical testing services

Since 1967, Loring Laboratories Ltd. has been an industry leader in the analysis of mining and conventional exploration samples. With facilities covering 2 acres in N.E. Calgary, a wide variety of analytical programs have been developed.

We offer professional analytical services to industry, government agencies, consultants, private individuals, oil and gas companies, coal companies and exploration and mining companies.

Analytical Services

Fire Assaying:

For gold & silver using classical industry accepted methods with a gravimetric finish or by instrumentation for lower limits.
inimum 30 gram sample.


Base Metals Analysis:

Using multi-acid dissolution for complete solution; finish using atomic absorption or ICP (inductively coupled plasma) or both.
Volumetric and titrimetric methods available for higher grade samples.


Platinum Group Elements (PGE):

Platinum, palladium and rhodium by fire assay fusion, adjusting fluxes to suit matrix of samples. Finish with AA or ICP instrumentation.
Minimum 30 gram sample


Industrial Minerals Analysis:

Limestone, silica sand, barite etc.

Uranium Analysis:

From 0.1 ppm to >50% U3O8, fluorometric and volumetric analysis.


Coal Analysis &
Coal Bed Methane Analysis

Proximate analysis, calorific value, ultimate analysis, washability, sieve sizes and more.
All methodologies analyzed by ASTM designations.


Diamond Indicator Minerals Recoveries:

The materials processed through our facility vary widely, ranging from till and alluvial samples, to beach and bedrock.
Umpire Analysis:

For copper concentrates, lead, zinc, nickel, molybdenum and many others.


Rare Earth Elements (REE):

Metaborate fusion with ICP finish.


Special and Customized Testing

Please call or email for analytical requirements that you do not see listed above. Loring Labs can provide specialty testing and we also develop customized testing programs, to suit client needs and specifications.

Procedures and Staff

All analytical data is validated using conscientious quality assurance/quality control programs. Only ASTM procedures, or government approved methods are utilized, where possible. Laboratory instrumentation is state-of-the-art and well-maintained and our system is fully computerized. Our most important asset, however, is our staff. The services our staff provide are both knowledgeable and professional. They make the difference!

Whether your concern is a routine analytical project or a "one-of-a-kind" problem, we are ready to be of service to you.


Our clients are guaranteed:
Accurate reliable results
Rapid turn-around time
Reasonable rates


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We are proud of our
ISO Registered Quality System

43 years of Business in Canada
& 22 years, Internationally

Current Instrumentation & Software
» LIMS - Laboratory Management
...Information System
» ASTM procedures & methodology
» Analytical Balances & scales
» Autosamplers
» Titration
» Atomic Absorption
» Inductive Couple Plasma Analysis - ICP
» Fire Assay Analysis
» Calorimetry
» Scanning Electron Microscopy
» Computer networks





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629 Beaverdam Road N.E. Calgary, AB. T2K 4W7

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Last Update: Aug 8, 2016