State Geological Laboratory, Hazaribagh

Introduction-


The government of Bihar, Department of Mines and Geology established a Geological Laboratory in Patna in the year 1965. Later this Laboratory has been shifted to Hazaribagh in 1967. The State Geological Laboratory is one and only laboratory which functions under the Directorate of Geology, Department of Mines & Geology. It carries out Chemical, Petrological and Geo-chemical analysis of rocks, minerals, ores and ground water.

OBJECTIVE

The Laboratory was initially established with an objective to ascertain the quality and grade of rocks, minerals, ores, gems and water to assist in the exploration work of the Directorate of Geology and also in the assessment of rate of royalty for the Directorate of Mines.

Now the state Geological Laboratory is working on a wider objective and providing facilities to private entrepreneurs, industrial units & lessees on payment basis in the interest of systematic and scientific industrial growth of the State.

What we do

  1. Carry out Chemical petro logical study of rocks for identification of minerals
  2. Analysis of quality and grade of primary minerals such as iron ores, copper, lime stone etc.
  3. Analysis of Coal & Graphite.
  4. Generation of fundamental experimental data in the field of geo-scientific investigation.
  5. Analysis of gem stones.
  6. Analysis of water samples for determining quality of water.
  7. Study of Granite & building blocks.
  8. Analysis of various geo-engineering components

Services

  1. Geo-chemical cell
    1. Determination of SIO2MgO and ALO3 in refractory minerals as well as Bauxite and Pyroxenite
    2. Determination of Cr2O3 in Chrome ores
    3. Determination of Na2O and K2O in Feldspar
    4. Determination of Mn in Manganese
    5. Determination of CaO & MgO in Dolomite
    6. Determination of Carbon % in Graphite
    7. Determination of LOI in Bauxite and Soap Stone
    8. Determination of SiO2 in Quartz, Quartzite and Silica Sand
    9. Test of Bentonite and Clay up to six radicals
    10. Determination of Fe % in Iron ore
    11. Determination of Cu % in Copper ore
    12. Determination of Vanadium in Bauxite and Magnetite
    13. Determination of Magnetic content in Magnetite
    14. Determination of lead metal in lead ore
  2. Coal Analysis thermo geavimetric analyzer
    1. Proximate Analysis
    2. Determination of Moisture Content
    3. Determination of Volatile matter Content
    4. Determination of Ash percentage
    5. Determination of Fixed Carbon
  3. Petrological Test Petrographic Microscope
    1. Megascopic study of rocks for identification of minerals
    2. Petro logical studies by Polarizing Microscope
    3. Nodal analysis (Thin Section)
  4. Gem Testing

    Gem TestingFor the development of Gem testing unit the Dept. of Mines & Geology, (Directorate of Geology) has setup a Gem Lab. in Dept. of Geology Ranchi University and is function at present. For this purpose following equipments have been installed

    1. Proximate Analysis
    2. Determination of Moisture Content
    3. Determination of Volatile matter Content
    4. Determination of Ash percentage
    5. Determination of Fixed Carbon
CHARGES OF ANALYSIS
(A) CHEMICAL ANALYSIS Rs. P.
1. Test from spectrophotometer for one radical and 550.00
2nd radical 450.00
2. (i) Analytical charge for first and intricate constituent 600.00
(ii)For subsequent constituent in any geological material such as, rock, mineral and silicate, ore etc. 300.00
(iii) Determination cost of constituent by I.C.P. analyzer instrument 1000.00
3. Megascopic Study of Rock per sample 100.00
4. (i) Firing test of clay mineral up to 1400oC per sample 100.00
(ii) Test of physical properties and plasticity of clay mineral per sample 100.00
5. Test of precious stone Gem testing per slide 250.00
Weight of Gem 50.00
6. Analysis of Water Sample
(i) For seven radicals (pH, D.O., Color, T.H,Cah, Mgh,Cl) 500.00
(ii) For fourteen radical (Alkalinity, Acidity, Turbidity, Arsenic,Fluoride, Sulphate, Suspended Matter in addition to above seven) 700.00
7. Geo-chemical Analysis by A.S. Method First radicals 250.00
Next radical(each) 200.00
8. Chemical Analysis Aluminum Silicate 500.00
9. (i) Proximate Analysis and Grade determination of Coal(Dry) 300.00
(ii) Determination of calorific value 300.00
(iii) Sample preparation charge for one sample 175.00
(iv) Analysis of coal on equilibrated basis (on 60% RH at 40oc) 1000.00
10. Determination of SiO2 and Al2O3 in Kyanite, Bauxite and Pyroxenite 450.00
11. Determination of SiO2MgO in refractory mineral 450.00
12. Determination of Cr2O3 300.00
13. Determination of Na2O and K2 in Feldspar 500.00
14. Determination of Mn in Manganese 300.00
15. Determination of CaO and MgO 500.00
16. Determination of Carbon in Graphite 250.00
17. Determination of LOl in Bauxite and Soapstone 250.00
18. Test of trace element by ACS 400.00
19. Determination of lead in lead ore 300.00
20. Determination of SiO2 in quartz, quartz and silica sand 300.00
21. Determination Test of Bentonite and Clay up to six radicals 1250.00
22. Determination of Fe in iron ore 300.00
23. Determination of Cu in copper ore 300.00
24. Determination of Vanadium in Bauxite and Magnetite 300.00
25. Determination of Magnetic Content in magnetite 200.00

(A) PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS Rs. P.
1. Preparation of rock slide (per slide) 175.00
2. Study of slide (per slide) 600.00
3. Hardness determination 50.00
4. Sp. Gr. Determination 50.00
5. Measuring of weight 50.00
6. Model Analysis (thin section) 500.00
7. R.I determination 50.00
8. Determination of minerals in Rock 100.00
9. Test of Heavy mineral and petrography 400.00
10. Photomicrography of Gem/Rock/Mineral and polishing 100.00

Facilities

Department of Mines and Geology established a laboratory in Patna during 1965. Later on it was shifted to Hazaribagh in 1967.Presently it is situated at Ravindra Path on Patna- Ranchi NH-33, Opposite Circuit House, Hazaribagh. At present a laboratory of National repute is spread over in area of 10 Acres having more than 1500 plants to carry out rock and minerals testing work. It also carries out test for Coal, Water, Gem, Stone, Soils, Ores etc. The laboratory has following cells-

Directorate of Geology, Jharkhand established Gem testing Unit at Ranchi in collaboration with Ranchi University. Directorate of Geology, Jharkhand has given grant in aid to Dept. of Geology Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh for establishing Laboratory equipment, museum etc. University has also purchased various rock samples, Indian mineral specimens, fossils, Ore specimen, Field equipments etc.

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