Mining & Ore Testing

Ore, Minerals, and Mining Services

DRRF METALS  - mineral and mining exploration, production analysis, testing, inspection, and assay services.


DRRF METALS – has its own gold mines – one of which is in Nevada – the  FINCHmark® Gold Mine


DRRF METALS 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. Mineral assay laboratories are located in key mining regions and locations, providing sample preparation facilities and a wide range of state-of-the-art mineral testing services.


DRRF METALS, through our global network of third party shared/liaisoned industry partners, offers state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise, and a host of other services.  All these to meet with our clients complete satisfaction.


Our multi-faceted services include:


Minerals sample preparation expertise:

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

Precious metals assay:

  • Fire Assay, Pb and NiS Collection
  • Screen Fire Assay
  • Aqua Regia Digest
  • Cyanide Leach 
  • Precious Metals Analysis
  • 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 Biogeochemical Samples, Biota and Plant Tissue
  • Mineral Exploration Geochemistry
  • Hydrogeochemistry

Ores and Commodities:

  • Advanced exploration, including; lithium borate and sodium peroxide fusions
  • Ores and High Grade Materials
  • 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 Characterization
  • 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
  • Minerals Environmental Testing Services
  • Northern Territory Environmental Laboratory

Mine-site laboratories:


DRRF METALS 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. 

Minerals consulting services:

  • Laboratory Audits
  • Design QC Programs
  • Quality Reports
  • Geochemical Data Interpretation
  • Design of Analytical Schemes
  • Method Development
  • Advice on Environmental Sampling and Scheme of Analysis
  • Consultation on all Partial Digest Issues, including Digest Type and Program Design
  • Import, Clearance and Logistics Advice 

Mineral ore marine 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 cargo inspection services

 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 Organizations 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

Robotics and Automated Laboratory Systems:

State-of-the-art robotic and automated systems are customized 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
  • Mechanized Analytical Systems
  • Robotic Analytical Systems
  • Integrated Instrumentation



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