About Us

Incorporated in 1996, American Analytical Services is a full service metallurgical, environmental, and chemical testing laboratory.

The laboratory building encompasses 6,000 square feet. Laboratory space includes separate digestion labs for environmental and mining samples as well as a sample preparation area containing drying ovens, crushing and pulverizing equipment, soil screening, refrigeration, and sample storage.

AAS is a small lab with a current staff of six full-time employees. David Swenson, owner and CEO, personally oversees that all contractual requirements of clients are satisfactorily met. The personnel of AAS achieve and demonstrate the highest levels of scientific and management excellence in order to obtain and maintain the full confidence of their clientele. The staff is dedicated to customer service. For the mines located in the Silver Valley, AAS is your “lab next door”, providing quick and easy access for sample drop-off and quick results turn-around times.

The staff of AAS has over 40 years of combined experience in analytical chemistry with expertise in both the assaying of metallurgical products and in analysis of environmental samples. All assay and metallurgical work is carried out in accordance with ASTM, USGS, and tried and true methods developed for assay and metallurgical analysis. All environmental analyses are carried out in accordance with EPA or Standard Method procedures.