UK-based mineral testing services provider Intertek Minerals has opened a new Minerals Global Centre of Excellence in Western Australia.
Based in Perth, the Global Centre of Excellence is the largest Intertek Minerals laboratory in the world, capable of processing 2.5 million samples a year.
Featuring 8 robotic automated systems, including sample preparation, XRF and wet chemistry systems, the Centre offers multi-element analysis iron ore and bulk commodities, gold, rare earths, base metals platinum group elements and battery minerals.
John Fowler, Intertek’s Senior Vice President of Minerals and Exploration & Production, said the Centre would provide mining and minerals businesses with assurance, testing, inspection and certification services.
“The new centre’s increased instrumentation and new robotic automated systems provide Intertek Minerals with the capability to analyse over 2.5 million samples per year,” Mr Fowler stated.