MINSA excursion to the Selfrag and Micro-XRF laboratories, UP, Sunday, 30 July, 2017

MINSA is hosting an excursion to the Selfrag and Micro-XRF laboratories situated in the Stoneman building of the University of Pretoria on Sunday the 30th of July, 2017.

To those of you not familiar with these technologies…Selfrag is a machine that can disaggregate mineral grains from rocks (virtually entirely liberated) through electric pulses. Micro-XRF bridges the analytical worlds of SEM-EDS analysis and XRF, being the X-ray analog of beam instruments that can spatially map a sample.

All members who attend are invited to bring along a sample that they would like Micro-XRF’ed and/or a sample they would like Selfragged…the excursion leaders will then pick the samples they consider the best to demonstrate the capabilities of the various machines.

We will also be hosting a bring-&-braai social afterwards for those wanting to get to know other members a little better.

Please RSVP your attendance by 23rd July by replying to this email

(minsa@gssa.org.za) with number of persons attending, make of car and license plate of car being driven into the grounds.


What: Excursion to Selfrag & Micro-XRF labs with post social braai

Where: University of Pretoria, Stoneman Building (close to the Geology Building on University Road)

When: Sunday, 30th July, 2017

Time: 09h00

What to Bring: 2 Rock samples of interest (not compulsory) & Braai Meat, salads and drinks for own consumption

RSVP: No. of persons attending, make & license plate of car being driven (by the 23rd)