Experience & Capabilities

From 1997 to 2002 American Analytical Services, Inc. prepared and analyzed approximately 18,000 samples for lead by ICP method 6010B from yard samples in the Superfund clean-up area. AAS also obtained contracts from Superfund contractors to analyze the clean back fill samples for lead, cadmium, and arsenic for the remediation phase of the project that consisted of an additional 5,000 samples.

From 1999 to the present AAS has provided analysis of water samples from local and regional mines. ICP method 200.7 is used for the analysis of lead, cadmium, manganese, and zinc, method 4500B is used for pH, and method 2540D is used for TSS. These analyses are provided with data validation packages.

From 1996 to the present AAS has prepared and analyzed daily mine and mill samples from local and regional mines.  These samples are analyzed by flame-AA for copper, lead, zinc, iron, bismuth, antimony, and silver, as well as fire assay and volumetric methods for silver, lead, antimony, and copper.

From 2006 to the present AAS has analyzed bullion for impurities, and currently performs regular impurities testing on gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullions.

From 2009 to the present, AAS has performed water analyses which monitor the mine discharge water for local and regional mines. These analyses consist of ICP method 200.7 for copper, zinc, and manganese; ICP/MS method 1638 for copper, lead, and cadmium, CVAF method 245.7 for mercury, and method 2540D for TSS.

From 2005 to the present, AAS has performed Total and WAD cyanide analyses of water samples for local and regional mines. Method 4500I (distillation) and method 4500E (colorimetric) are used.

AAS also currently holds water sample testing contracts with local and regional municipalities for their discharge permits.