Services

Minerals Inspection

Our philosophy is ‘know local, understand global’ - from pit to port to plant, we know the demands of the business.

We provide comprehensive services for start-up and operational mines covering on-site laboratories, water treatment and testing, commissioning and in-plant operational support and quality management.

Our inspection services check the condition of traded commodities – at the mine, at the warehouse, in transportation, at dockside in port, on board in shipment. From loading and receiving, from ship to shore, we inspect at every point in your logistics chain.

We provide weight and quality inspection and surveying services to support both buyers and sellers of high value commodities. We carry out vessel inspection, stockpile monitoring and commercial analysis. We are fully equipped and staffed with the skilled personnel necessary to ensure that samples and our operations fulfill internationally recognised quality standards.

Our services cover:

  • Pre-shipment inspection
  • Sampling and sample preparation
  • Supervision of bulk, bagged and containerised cargo during weighing and sampling at reception, loading, discharge, final receiving works and transit location 
  • Vessel and hold condition inspections 
  • Draft surveys 
  • Tallying 
  • Stockpile surveys 
  • Warehouse inspection 
  • Due diligence
  • Radioactivity screening
  • Moisture determination
  • Material sizing
  • Loadport and discharge port coordination
  • Water sampling and water testing
  • Water treatment

Testing & Analysis

Our Testing & analysis process and the independence of the laboratory is your assurance that results are accurate and recommendations appropriate.

To assist in reducing risk, we provide you with the knowledge and commercial assurance you need that quality is consistent throughout your logistics chain.

Our commercial analysis expertise covers a range of commodities within base and minor metals, precious metals, platinum group metals, catalysts, ferro alloys, steel raw materials, industrial minerals and water effluents.

We are able to supply, staff and install state-of-the-art mobile laboratories to customise testing. Our experienced and hands-on personnel not only understand commodities – but also the financial implications of trading and dealing in this business.

Our technical skills and analytical services include:

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Sample Preparation
  • Moisture Determination
  • Loss on Ignition
  • Insoluble Analysis
  • Specific Gravity
  • Bulk Density
  • Screen Analysis

Consulting & Quality Control

In a rapidly changing world where industrialisation is ever growing and technological advancement is speeding up the pace of change daily, the demand for the raw materials crucial to industry is the only constant. Fluctuations such as changes in regulations and currency values make trade in metals and mineral commodities highly vulnerable – which is why you need a trusted and consistent service to assure quality at every point in your supply chain. In-depth knowledge of international standards, combined with practical experience, enables us to conduct technical audits on weighing, sampling and sample preparations that are key to ensuring the value of your commodities is ‘spot-on’ throughout your operations. Our aim is to assist you in identifying real value and mitigate the intricate risk in your operation, supply chain and business process.

We provide weight and quality inspection and surveying services to support both buyers and sellers of high value commodities. We carry out vessel inspection, stockpile monitoring and commercial analysis. We are fully equipped and staffed with the skilled personnel necessary to ensure that samples and our operations fulfill internationally recognised quality standards.

Independent laboratory

Our joint venture with Set Point laboratories assures you of a commercial laboratory and sample preparation facility that is ISO/IEC 17025:2005* and ISO 9001:2008 compliant.

Able. Accurate. Efficient. Productive.

Quality results and consulting recommendations are made in complete confidence – always using the services of an independent laboratory.

Off-site analytical support for applications such as product certification, party analysis, process control support and quality check analysis is also available.

Traditional methods of analysis with cutting-edge technology using advanced instrumentation that includes:

  • CIC (combustion chromatography)
  • ICPOES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy)
  • OES (optical emission spectroscopy)
  • FAAS (flame atomic absorption spectroscopy)
  • WDXRF (wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry)
  • EDXRF (energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry)
  • Various automated titration systems
  • One of the most important components of our laboratories is the modern fire assay facilities, incorporating automated mixing and multi-pour technology which is used to analyse precious metals in a variety of commodities.