Closure of the NBMG Analytical Laboratory

Due to significant budget cuts, the NBMG Analytical Laboratory will close on June 30, 2012.  However, NBMG can provide a list of commercial laboratories that routinely do analytical work for industry, and NBMG staff can assist Nevada residents with quality assurance and interpretation of the results.  Quality assurance includes standard reference materials, (for which multiple laboratories have reported consistent results), duplicates (two splits of the same sample), and blanks (samples of random rocks, such as basalt or granite that are unlikely to contain ore). NBMG will continue to sell standard reference materials for gold, silver, and some trace elements.  Information on obtaining these reference materials is provided below. 

The last day that samples will be accepted for testing will be May 8, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Mario Desilets:

phone: (775) 682-8774


NBMG Analytical Laboratory web page:

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