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Slag is a ‘catch all’ term for many of the waste products associated with industrial activities.
The most common forms are the residues from metal production and smithing (metal slags) and glass production dumps and slags.

Both metal working and glass production waste products can range in date from prehistory through to modern 20th century remains. The appearance of slag depends on many factors and chemical compositions can vary widely.

Any samples brought to us for analysis and reporting have any surface debris removed and are then counted and weighed. This is followed by macroscopic (and sometimes microscopic) examination to identify diagnostic features.
Should further examination be required, we are also able to have specimens sectioned or thin-sectioned for metallography, ceramography or other advanced analytical technique.

Please feel free to contact us with your specific requirements and we will be happy to help.