Gold and silver fire assays. 3 working days turnaround time is typical.
Fast, affordable, accurate numbers.
30 years experience. Hard rock, black sands, cons, native, sulfides, tellurides.
$35 Au + Ag, $30 Au only, $10 prep per sample (jaw, dry, split, pulverize) if needed.
Black sands special $75: run in triplicate and averaged.
When submitting a sample, please send 60+/- grams of representative material with an ID # on each sample, your check or money order, your name, a phone #, and your email address for results. Please double bag if sample is wet. I ask for 60 grams just in case I need to rerun your sample in case it does not flux perfectly.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
A little about me.... I am a one man operation who can prep and fire about 24 samples per day. My business is designed to help the small miner who may not have the number of samples or the budget to work with a larger commercial lab that charges a lot of money per sample or has a minimal number of samples that will be accepted. I typically fire up my furnace on Tuesday and Friday. This allows a few days for small orders to accumulate in the lab and all be processed at one time so I can make a small profit yet still provide a fast turnaround time. I typically receive 5 to 8 samples per week during winter hours and a few more during peak prospecting months. So you can see, I'm not in this to just push your samples through as fast as I can and make a quick buck. I take my time to give you the best results I can provide, in a timely manner, at an affordable price. I enjoy what I do. I am Penn State educated but didn't really find my niche until I came to Colorado to join a fledgling mining company in 1979. I was fortunate to be taken under the wing of 4 old masters who taught me everything they knew about geology, mining, milling, fire assaying, AAS, and chemical extraction. Under their guidance, I was allowed to help build a proprietary lab and perfect a technique for processing gold from telluride ores with a 98% recovery rate. I have worked in three commercial labs as an assayer since my early days with my mentors, one proprietary lab, and as the in-house assayer for two mining companies. Since 2012, I moved my assay equipment into my own building and have offered my services to the general public to supplement my social security income. I have done work for about 300 clients from all over the western United States, have a lot of satisfied repeat clients, and enjoy meeting and working with the folks in our field. If I can help you, please don't hesitate to drop an email or give a call. I answer all inquiries 7 days a week. Thanks much! Lawrence Hittle, your assayer