Mineral and Mining exploration and production analysis, testing, inspection and assay services.

Intertek mineral experts with years of industry experience provide rapid and reliable  mineral testing and inspection services. The global minerals laboratory network services clients wherever they are based with mineral assay laboratories located in key mining regions and locations, providing sample preparation facilities and a wide range of state-of-the-art mineral testing services.

Sample Preparation: 

  • Standard Mineral Sample Preparation (dry, crush, split and pulverise)
  • Total and Individual Preparation Procedures
  • Core Cutting
  • Compositing
  • Particle Size Analysis
  • Quarantine Services
  • Secure Sample Storage and Management

Precious Metals Analysis: 

  • Gold by PhotonAssay
  • Fire Assay, Pb and NiS Collection
  • Screen Fire Assay
  • Aqua Regia Digest
  • Cyanide Leach  
  • Bullion and Dore Analysis

Exploration Geochemistry: 

  • Gold and Multi-Elements by Aqua Regia Digestion
  • Multi-Elements by Multi Acid Digestion
  • Trace Elements by XRF
  • Partial Digest, Selective Leach Geochemistry
  • Analysis of Biota and Plant Tissue
  • Hydrogeochemistry

Ores and Commodities: 

  • Advanced exploration, including; lithium borate and sodium peroxide fusions
  • Ores and High Grade Materials
  • Battery Metals
  • Base Metals
  • Iron Ore including Davis Tube Recovery
  • Aluminium Ore
  • Chromite Ore
  • Nickel Laterite Ore
  • Manganese Ore
  • Uranium
  • Rare Earth Elements
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Refractory Minerals

Environmental Analysis: 

  • Acid Rock Drainage Prediction Tests
  • Water Analysis, Seawater Analysis, Drinking Water Analysis, Sediment Analysis
  • Wastewater Analysis and Characterisation
  • Water Quality Class I, II, III, IV
  • Wastewater (Oil & Gas)
  • Metal and Anion Parameters for TCLP
  • Acid Sulphate Soils
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Baseline Studies
  • Nutrients for Agricultural Purposes
  • US EPA Methods

Mine-Site Laboratories: 

Intertek designs, installs, commissions and operates sample preparation plants and analytical laboratories at mine and exploration sites around the globe. Services range from simple crusher installations to full service analytical laboratories and fully automated robotic facilities.

 Robotics and Automated Laboratory Systems: 

State-of-the-art robotic and automated systems are customised and designed to meet specific laboratory requirements and range from individual cells through to fully integrated systems providing a complete end to end sampling to analysis solution.

  • Sampling Systems
  • Semi Automated Sample Preparation
  • Automated Robotic Sample Preparation
  • Mechanised Analytical Systems
  • Robotic Analytical Systems
  • Integrated Instrumentation

Metallurgical Testing: 

The metallurgical laboratory covers all metallurgical facets of the mining value chain, ranging from testing, investigations, field support and consulting and offers the following range of services:

  • Sampling
  • Sample Preparation
  • Bottle rolls
  • Optimisation Testing
  • Carbon Analysis
  • Column Leach
  • Diagnostic Leach
  • Flotation
  • Gravity Separation
  • Bond Index
  • Reagent Quality
  • Analytical Services
  • Independent Consultancy Services

Mineral Inspections:

  • Independent Draft Surveys (for Certification)
  • Hold Cargo Cleanliness Inspections
  • Cargo Loading/Unloading, supervision and Final Trimming
  • On and Off Hire Surveys
  • Independent Ship/Cargo Damage and Repair Surveys
  • Ship Vetting to Industry Surveys
  • Pre Purchase Surveys (Pre-Shipment Inspection)
  • P and I Surveys

 Mineral Ore Bulk Commodities:

  • Commodities include; Iron Ore, Manganese Ore, Chrome Ore, Coal and Coke, Ferro Alloys, Steel Products, Ferrous and Nonferrous Scrap and Metallurgical Products
  • Sampling to International (ISO) Standards and other National Standards according to the Client’s Requirements
  • Joint Inspection with other Inspection Organisations or Independent Inspection
  • Weighing supervision
  • Sample Preparation
  • Independent Physical Testing and Chemical Analysis for Certification
    -  Size Determination
    - Moisture Testing
    - Dimension Testing
  • Certification Services
  • Ores and Concentrates
     - Shipment and Umpire Analysis for Commercial Settlement
    - Iron Ore, Nickel Laterite, Aluminium Ore (Bauxite), Chromite Ore, Manganese Ore and Uranium Ore
    - Classical Techniques



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