The ALS Sodankylä laboratory opened for sample reception in July and began preparing samples at the end of August. It offers full sample preparation services using Boyd/RSD Combo crushers, LM5, and LM2 pulverizers. A core saw has recently been relocated and installed to service new contracts for a total of at least 15km of core cutting, with the first 6.5 tonnes of samples arriving in late October. The lab will soon house a TerraCore International hyperspectral scanning unit for advanced mineralogy imaging and interpretation on drill core.
The Sodankylä, Piteå and Outokumpu labs in the Nordic Region are 'NOA capable', so they're equipped to handle samples with fibrous materials such as Naturally Occurring Asbestos, which is common in Nordic rocks.
If you are interested in finding out more about ALS operations in the Nordic regions, you can contact Björn Anckar via email.