What We Do

AAS offers a full service environmental, metallurgical, and chemical testing laboratory. The offices and laboratory are located in Osburn, Idaho. The facilities are approximately seven miles east of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site. The facility is located in a building also known as the ASARCO Assay Laboratory; a facility built in 1980 to facilitate the Mine’s analytical needs. As home to AAS, the building supports a much larger scope of analytical needs to accommodate the environmental requirements demanded upon the industry.

The laboratory building encompasses 6,000 square feet and consists of separate digestion labs for segregation of environmental and mining samples. The sample preparation area contains drying ovens, crushing and pulverizing equipment, soil screening, refrigeration, and sample storage. The facility has two instrumentation labs, and a fire assay room.

AAS is dedicated to providing clients with quality service. All environmental analyses are carried out in accordance with EPA or Standard Method procedures. For the past seven years, AAS has been certified for inorganic parameters with the Washington Department of Ecology to maintain confidence levels of clients. The mining laboratory is ISO 17025 certified.

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.

American Analytical Services, Inc. looks forward to working with clients to provide the best possible means of meeting their analytical requirements. AAS can provide contract pricing on most analysis dependent on sample volume. For reporting of analytical results, AAS offers facsimile transmission as well as modem data transfer.