We service mining industries throughout the world. More specifically that part of the mining industries that buys or sells mineral concentrates.
Those concentrates can be zinc, lead, or nickel, but our main strength is copper concentrates.
The reason? Copper concentrates contain more gold than other concentrates, and gold assaying is our real strength.
Zinc and lead often have high levels of silver, and our method is recognized as giving the most reliable and accurate assays for silver, but with gold worth seventy times the value of silver the main focus is always on gold.
But we don’t take that to mean silver should be ignored. Many Contracts nearly ignore silver, and don’t even get payment until there is an ounce in the material. Very frustrating if you have one gram less than an ounce and get paid nothing.
Even more frustrating when you learn that your buyer is using a laboratory that only analyses 0.5 of a gram of sample, and that assay is costing you the value of your silver. Ten thousand tonnes at one ounce per tonne is still a lot of silver – nearly $200,000 in fact, and you could be losing that if you don’t have our results to make your claim.
Are you in the business of selling silver? Are you frustrated because you have inherited a Contract that is losing the value of your silver?
Then you need to Contact Us. We can’t change your Contract but we can give you the confidence to know if that 30 grams per tonne is really 31, and you should be getting paid for it.
But gold is the main focus, and we chase every last trace of gold in your material. It may be just micrograms in a sample, but it could mean over 1000 grams of gold on your ship.
The concentrate industry is a harsh environment; without strong technical support and assaying excellence you can be losing a huge amount of the value of your material to those clever people.
Your technical people have worked hard to get every bit of product onto the ship; you owe it to them to not waste their efforts.
And our job is to help you achieve that.