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OREAS Newsletter, August 2016

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  • OREAS Gold CRMs trump the competition 
  • Latest CRM releases 
  • New CRMs for 2016

- Craig L Hamlyn

Presentation to Russian, Kazakhstanian and Tajikistanian geoscientists

On the 10th June, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of "VVS-Engineering", the traditional international seminar "TESTING 2016" was undertaken with the assistance of the Ural Chamber of Commerce. Organized by LLC "VVS-Engineering" one of the key presentations featured Craig Hamlyn from Ore Research & Exploration. The seminar was attended by representatives of Russia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Russian speakers presented the research and production of the following leading educational and research institutions: USMU, UNIIM, OCM-ENGINEERING, PerkinElmer and VVS-Engineering. TESTING 2016 covered the following topics:

 

  • Methodical based sampling of ore at various controlled parameters, ALSTO equipment for sample preparation, CRM sample prep and analysis, metrological support protocols, sample preparation and weighing in a stream, statistical methods in sampling, weigh conveyors measuring flow density, geological and technical audit of mining companies, problems of coarse gold, review of foreign studies, quality assurance of measurement results, calculation of equipment and sample preparation schemes for laboratories, calibration of equipment for assay laboratories, testing and integration of automation in sample preparation, economic evaluation of correct sampling and weighing.

Closing of the seminar was marked by a visit to a test laboratory, singing the anthem VVS-Engineering, viewing a theatrical performance and a yachting regatta on the open spaces of the Upper Iset Lake. Click here to see Russian translation and view pictures.

- Phil Ferenczi

OREAS Newsletter, September 2015

 

22 new OREAS CRMs have been released this year:

  • six epithermal Ag-Cu-Au ore CRMs (OREAS 600 to 605)
  • two medium grade Mn ore CRMs (OREAS 171 & 172)
  • five VMS Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au ore CRMs (OREAS 620 to 624)
  • six carbonatite-hosted REE ore CRMs (OREAS 460 to 465)
  • one basalt chip CRM (OREAS 26b)
  • three greenstone hosted gold ore CRMs (OREAS 214 to 216)

Upcoming OREAS CRMs:

  • four Cu-Au oxide ore CRMs (OREAS 905-908), available mid September
  • Merensky Reef PGE ore CRMs, available November/December
  • five IOCG CRMs to replenish our existing IOCG stock (see OREAS 59a, 59b, 59c and 59d), new stock available October

Many of these suites will come under the SuperCRM classification we introduced last year (i.e. incorporate full ICP-OES and ICP-MS suite certifications). Details of the upcoming suites mentioned above are shown below along with a brief description and their expected grades.

 

1. Four Cu-Au oxide ore CRMs (available mid September)

OREAS 905 to 908 consist of oxide copper-gold ore sourced from MMG’s Golden Grove deposit in Western Australia. Target grades:

 

OREAS

Cu %

Au ppm

Ag ppm

905

0.14

0.36

0.43

906

0.30

0.05

0.7

907

0.61

0.1

1.3

908

1.20

0.19

2.3

  

2. Four Merensky Reef PGE ore CRMs (available November/December)

OREAS 680 to 683 will be sourced from Anglo American Platinum’s Dishaba Mine in South Africa.

Certification program to include:

• Pt-Pd-Au by Pb fire assay;

• Pt-Pd-Ru-Rh-Ir-(Os)-Au by NiS fire assay;

• Ni, Cu and full suite ICP-OES and MS by aqua regia digestion;

• Ni, Cu and full suite ICP-OES and MS by four acid digestion.

  

3. Five IOCG ore CRMs (available October)

Target grades:

• 0.29% Cu, 0.2ppm Au

• 0.6% Cu, 0.3ppm Au

• 0.9% Cu, 0.6ppm Au

• 1.7% Cu, 0.8ppm Au 

• 2.75% Cu, 1.8ppm Au

 

- Craig Hamlyn

OREAS Newsletter, May 2015

 

New OREAS CRM suites already released this year:

  • six new epithermal Ag-Cu-Au ore CRMs (OREAS 600 series)
  • two medium grade Mn ore CRMs (OREAS 171 & 172)
  • five new VMS Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au ore CRMs (OREAS 620 series)
  • six new carbonatite-hosted REE ore CRMs (OREAS 460 series)

 Upcoming OREAS CRM suites:

  • four Cu-Au oxide ore CRMs (OREAS 905-908), available late August
  • three greenstone-hosted Au ore CRMs (OREAS 214 to 216 with 3.0ppm, 3.5ppm and 6.6ppm Au, respectively), available September
  • Merensky Reef PGE ore CRMs, available early November
  • five IOCG CRMs to replenish our existing IOCG stock (see OREAS 59a, 59b, 59c and 59d), new stock available October

 Many of these suites will come under the SuperCRM classification we introduced last year (i.e. incorporate full ICP-OES and ICP-MS suite certifications). Details of the suites mentioned above are shown below along with a brief description and their expected grades.

 

1. Five VMS Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au CRMs (available now)

OREAS 620 to 624 are sourced from MMG’s Golden Grove mine in Western Australia.

 

OREAS

Cu %

Pb %

Zn %

Ag ppm

Au ppm

620

0.18

0.77

3.15

40

0.68

621

0.36

1.36

5.22

69

1.25

622

0.48

2.21

10.2

103

1.85

623

1.73

0.25

1.0

22

0.83

624

3.10

0.62

2.4

46

1.16

  

Certification program includes:

• Full elemental suite by sodium peroxide fusion with ICP-OES & MS; 

• Full elemental suite by 4-acid digest and by aqua regia digest with ICP-OES & MS;

• Limited suite by 3-acid digest with ICP-OES & AAS; 

• Au by fire assay and by aqua regia digest with ICP finish;

• S by Leco.

   

2. Six carbonatite-hosted REE CRMs (available now)

OREAS 460 to 465 (ranging 0.53-9.88% TREO) are sourced from Lynas Corporation's Mount Weld Mine in WA, Australia.

  

OREAS

CeO2 ppm

La2O3 ppm

Nd2O3 ppm

Pr6O11 ppm

Nb2O5 ppm

Total REO%

460

2209

1606

911

294

998

0.53

461

4311

3155

1900

590

1854

1.06

462

6082

4450

2985

888

2070

1.54

463

8100

5824

4295

1212

2139

2.08

464

1.88%

1.37%

1.16%

3138

2723

5.10

465

4.86%

2.83%

1.37%

4557

6695

9.88

 

 REE suite XRF package;

• Full elemental suite by 4-acid digest with ICP-OES & MS;

• Full elemental suite by borate/peroxide fusion with ICP-OES & MS; 

• Thermogravimetry for Loss on Ignition at 1000 degrees celsius.

  

3. Four Cu-Au oxide ore CRMs (available late August)

OREAS 905 to 908 consist of oxide copper-gold ore sourced from MMG’s Golden Grove deposit in Western Australia. Target grades:

 

OREAS

Cu %

Au ppm

Ag ppm

905

0.14

0.36

0.43

906

0.30

0.05

0.7

907

0.61

0.1

1.3

908

1.20

0.19

2.3

  

4. Three greenstone-hosted Au ore CRMs (available September)

OREAS 214 to 216 consist of primary gold ore sourced from Doray Mineral’s Andy Well deposit located north of Meekatharra in Western Australia and blended with Cambrian greenstone from Heathcote quarry in northern Victoria, Australia. Target grades:

 

OREAS

Au ppm

214

3.0

215

3.5

216

6.6

  

5. Four Merensky Reef PGE ore CRMs (available early November)

OREAS 680 to 683 will be sourced from Anglo American Platinum’s Dishaba Mine in South Africa.

Certification program to include:

• Pt-Pd-Au by Pb fire assay;

• Pt-Pd-Ru-Rh-Ir-(Os)-Au by NiS fire assay;

• Ni, Cu and full suite ICP-OES and MS by aqua regia digestion;

• Ni, Cu and full suite ICP-OES and MS by four acid digestion.

  

6. Five IOCG ore CRMs (available October)

Target grades:

• 0.29% Cu, 0.2ppm Au

• 0.6% Cu, 0.3ppm Au

• 0.9% Cu, 0.6ppm Au

• 1.7% Cu, 0.8ppm Au 

• 2.75% Cu, 1.8ppm Au

 

- Craig L Hamlyn

Price List for OREAS pXRF Commodity Kits

ORE Pty Ltd is proud to offer high quality pXRF kits at affordable prices. Eight thematic kits are available based on commodity and mineralisation style or you can design your own custom kit from a range of 165 OREAS CRMs.
 
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD > OREAS pXRF Kit Price List 

- Craig Hamlyn

OREAS Newsletter, February 2015

 

  • January saw the release of six new epithermal Ag-Cu-Au ore CRMs (OREAS 600 series) and two medium grade Mn ore CRMs (OREAS 171 & 172).
  • This month five new VMS Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au ore CRMs have been released (OREAS 620 series - our catalogue has been updated to include these new CRMs).
  • The release of six new carbonatite-hosted REE ore CRMs is imminent.
  • A suite of four Cu-Au oxide ore CRMs will follow in early May.
  • Three greenstone-hosted Au ores will be available (3.0ppm, 3.5ppm and 6.6ppm Au) around April.
  • Merensky Reef PGE ore material is currently in transit to our premises to develop into a suite of CRMs (anticipated certification date Q3).
  • Another suite of IOCG CRMs will be developed in Q2 (for Q3 release) to replenish our existing stock (see OREAS 59a, 59b, 59c and 59d).

Many of these suites will come under the SuperCRM classification we introduced last year (i.e. incorporate full ICP-OES and ICP-MS suite certifications). Details of the suites mentioned above are shown below along with a brief description and their expected grades.

 

1. Five VMS Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au CRMs (available now)

OREAS 620 to 624 are sourced from MMG’s Golden Grove mine in Western Australia.

Grades shown below.

 

OREAS

Cu %

Pb %

Zn %

Ag ppm

Au ppm

620

0.18

0.77

3.15

40

0.68

621

0.36

1.36

5.22

69

1.25

622

0.48

2.21

10.2

103

1.85

623

1.73

0.25

1.0

22

0.83

624

3.10

0.62

2.4

46

1.16

 

 

Certification program includes:

• Full elemental suite by sodium peroxide fusion with ICP-OES & MS; 

• Full elemental suite by 4-acid digest and by aqua regia digest with ICP-OES & MS;

• Limited suite by 3-acid digest with ICP-OES & AAS; 

• Au by fire assay and by aqua regia digest with ICP finish;

• S by Leco.

  

2. Six carbonatite-hosted REE CRMs

OREAS 460 to 465 (ranging 0.5-10% TREO) are sourced from Lynas Corporation's Mount Weld Mine in WA, Australia. Certified products available late February 2015.

 

 

3. Four Cu-Au oxide ore CRMs

OREAS 905 to 908 consist of oxide copper-gold ore sourced from MMG’s Golden Grove deposit in Western Australia. Certificates are expected to be available in early May, 2015. Target grades shown below.

 

OREAS

Cu %

Au ppm

Ag ppm

905

0.14

0.36

0.43

906

0.30

0.05

0.7

907

0.61

0.1

1.3

908

1.20

0.19

2.3

 

 

4. Three greenstone-hosted Au ore CRMs

OREAS 214 to 216 consist of primary gold ore sourced from Doray Mineral’s Andy Well deposit located north of Meekatharra in Western Australia and blended with Cambrian greenstone from Heathcote quarry in northern Victoria, Australia. Certificates are expected to be available Q2, 2015. Target grades shown below.

 

OREAS

Au ppm

214

3.0

215

3.5

216

6.6

 

 

5. Four Merensky Reef PGE ore CRMs

OREAS 680 to 683 will be sourced from Anglo American Platinum’s Dishaba Mine in South Africa.

Certificates are expected to be available Q3 2015.

 

Certification program to include:

• Pt-Pd-Au by Pb fire assay;

• Pt-Pd-Ru-Rh-Ir-(Os)-Au by NiS fire assay;

• Ni, Cu and full suite ICP-OES and MS by aqua regia digestion;

• Ni, Cu and full suite ICP-OES and MS by four acid digestion.

 

 

6. Five IOCG ore CRMs

• 0.29% Cu, 0.2ppm Au

• 0.6% Cu, 0.3ppm Au

• 0.9% Cu, 0.6ppm Au

• 1.7% Cu, 0.8ppm Au 

• 2.75% Cu, 1.8ppm Au

 

Certificates are expected to be available Q3 2015. 

 

- Craig L Hamlyn