The Chemical laboratory has a fully equipped control system that ensures that all control samples and standards are prepared with the upmost of accuracy. The company invests a lot of resources in obtaining the best and most accurate CRM's to be able to give the processing plant the best analytical results
For compliance to the ISO9001 requirements, the laboratory has also a in house sample storage facility which is controlled via a comprehensive computer network system. Samples are retained for specific time frames as documented in the control system.
The chemical laboratory has its own developed information system, where all results are integrated into the processing plants. The LIMS system was specifically designed to give state of the art technology for the mine wide usage.
The laboratory is segmented into three main functional areas:-
- The sample development department - all product and process concentrate samples.
- Analytical Services Department- determining of primary, secondary elemental analysis, plus trace elemental analysis, including fire assay.
- Research And Development - expanding the laboratory functions to meet supplier and customer requirements.