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Terms and Conditions

Laboratory Price List

A published laboratory price list is available upon request to Sheppard T. Powell Associates, LLC

Sample(s) Submittal

Submit samples with the following:

  • Contact information, sample description, and level of service (normal, expedited or rush). Please indicate desired analyses and any billing instructions
  • Sample identification marks corresponding to accompanying paperwork

Expedited or Rush Samples

Expedited or rush analyses are available and must be approved and scheduled by the laboratory for metallurgical and deposit analyses. Expedited service (10 business days from sample receipt) is 1.5 times base price. Rush service (5 business days from sample receipt) is 2 times base price.


Quotations for laboratory service can be provided upon request. Laboratory fees for work requiring observation or associated with litigation are higher than published list price. All rates are in U.S. dollars.


Proposals for consulting services are provided with the scope of work and estimated cost. All rates are in U.S. dollars.


All results from the laboratory and consulting services are completed in the strictest confidence. The results are only provided to other parties upon written consent of the client.

Limitation of Liability

Sheppard T. Powell Associates, LLC (STPA) shall not be liable to the Client in contract or in tort for special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages such as but not limited to damage or loss of other property or equipment, loss of profits or revenue, loss of the use of equipment, cost of capital, cost of purchase or replacement equipment, or other claims of Client. There are no warranties, expressed or implied in connection with the Agreement or the services to be performed hereunder. Client agrees that STPA’s potential liability to Client as a result of the services to be performed under the Agreement shall be limited to those direct losses or damages incurred by Client as a direct and proximate result of errors, omissions and/or negligent act of STPA, and that in no event shall STPA’s potential liability exceed One Million U.S. Dollars ($1,000,000.00).

If purchase orders require alternative terms and conditions, a Word copy of the terms and conditions shall be sent to STPA for editing to reach agreed terms and conditions prior to signature.

Credit Cards

Sheppard T. Powell Associates, LLC accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment. STPA applies an additional 3% surcharge for processing the credit card.


Sheppard T. Powell Associates, LLC (STPA) bills only for services rendered and expenses incurred. We will make every effort to minimize costs for the project. If the Client requests additional services outside the proposed Scope of Work, the amount invoiced by STPA and the equivalent amount paid by the Client would be greater than the total cost stated in the proposal. Billing is provided monthly and is accompanied by an itemized invoice. Payment shall be provided by Client within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.