Custom Services

The team of mineral chemistry professionals at LabWest has around 90 years of combined experience in managing, commissioning and developing analytical laboratories around the world. Consequently we offer a wide range of support services to our clients, including assistance with method development, process support, analysis queries, equipment specification and remote support.

As a boutique facility, our services are all customisable to meet individual needs, for researchers, metallurgists or explorers.


Our highly experienced team has developed bespoke analytical solutions for a range of specialised industries for example:

  • Sulphur speciation
  • Manganese crust leaching
  • Lead-isotope extraction and analysis
  • Mortar and poultice testing for heritage projects


We can analyse trace elements in a wide range of specialty materials, for example:

  • High-purity alumina
  • Aluminium chlorohydrate
  • Powdered metals
  • Intermediate products
  • Fertilisers


See us about check and umpire analysis of ores, for example:

  • Gold
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Uranium
  • Lithium
  • Rare-Earths

Call us to discuss your particular requirement.

Recent custom projects include:

  • Development of mineral speciation techniques for routine use at a large mine laboratory.
  • Development of methods for sensitive analysis of trace elements in high-purity alumina product.
  • Establishment of a wet-screening protocol and subsequent processing of kaolinite deposit definition drilling program
  • Development of a bespoke technique for leaching surface crusts on large specimens
  • Development of procedures for testing of mortars and remedial poultices in heritage monitoring and restoration programs.