Testing And Assaying Of Gold

Established as per the direction given by the Hon. High Court of Kerala in OP. No.21051/1997. The laboratory is situated at Legal Metrology Bhavan, Kakkanad, Ernakulam.

The laboratory is at present involved in:

  1.  Assaying of Gold in gold bullion, gold alloys and gold jewellery/artifacts
  2.  Providing test reports to customers and functionaries regarding fineness of gold

The following methods are used for the determination of fineness of gold.

  1.   X-Ray Fluorescence
  2.  Cupellation (Fire assay)

Testing fee

  1. Non destructive (XRF) – Rs.50 per piece or Rs.5 per gram whichever is higher
  2. Destructive (Fire Assay) – Rs.150 per piece or Rs.5 per gram whichever is higher

Address for communication

Assistant Controller
Central Laboratory
Legal Metrology, Kakkanad
Ernakulam-682 030
Phone: +91-484-2428771, 8281698068, 8281698071