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Friday, January 11th, 2019


BVM+Maxxam_Roundup_Jan2019Bureau Veritas Minerals & Maxxam‘s senior management team will be at Roundup 2019, Vancouver Convention Center, East Building, Booth #1311 & #1410 to discuss a broad range of solutions and services available to the mining community.

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Bureau Veritas Minerals & Maxxam supported the Women in Mining in BC through their first Golf Tournament.

Group pictureOn August, 30th, BVM & Maxxam organized their first Golf Tournament in support of the Women In Mining BC (WIMBC). The weather was perfect, each team did put forward their best swing and we heard a lot of laughs until dinner. The golfers enjoyed a fabulous day on the golf course. The proceeds from sponsorship, golf ball sales, the 50/50 draw and the silent auction raised over $4,400 for WIMBC. With these funds, WIMBC can continue to provide opportunities for their 1,000+ members to connect, such as their monthly lunch & learn sessions, and networking events through the year. THANK YOU again to our generous sponsors and prizes donations – They made a difference!


Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Bureau Veritas Minerals to Exhibit at the PDAC Conference & Trade Show, Toronto March 4-7, 2018

2018_BVM TEAM AT PDACBureau Veritas Minerals’ senior management team from different offices will be at PDAC 2018, Halls D & E, South building, Booth #400 to discuss a broad range of solutions and services available to the mining community this year.

Please join us at our 10th Annual Wines of the World Tasting Night on Tuesday March, 6th from 17:00 to 22:00 at the Ritz-Carlton. We look forward to seeing you at PDAC!

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Bureau Veritas Minerals to Exhibit at the Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference & Trade Show, Vancouver January 22-25, 2018

Linkedin_Roundup 2018Vancouver, January 8, 2018 | Bureau Veritas Minerals’ senior management team will be at Roundup 2018 to discuss a broad range of solutions and services available to the mining community including:

During the convention you will also have the opportunity to meet with experts from our sister company, Maxxam, the Canadian market leader in environmental analytical services. Maxxam support mining operations through a range of services including:

We look forward to seeing you at Roundup 2018

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Bureau Veritas Minerals will be attending the “23rd Convencion International de Mineria” in Guadalajara, Mexico from 25-28 October 2017.

GuadalajaraThis convention is the largest mining event in Mexico, it has been characterized as a forum for innovation and linkage for all members of the Mexican Mining Sector.

Bureau Veritas Mexican management team will be available to discuss a broad range of services and solutions available to the mining community including: Assaying, Geochemical analysis, Metallurgical & Mineralogical Services, Technology, Innovations and Mine-Site Services.

The mining industry will have the opportunity to stop by our Booth #933-938 to discuss how we can help to optimize operations and exploration projects in Mexico.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Join Jamil Sader, (Bureau Veritas’ Corporate Geochemist) during Exploration ’17 for some insightful conversations and technical presentations.

Exploration 17Tuesday 24 October 2017 – 11:55-12:15

Advances in ICP-MS Technology & the Application of Multi-element Geochemistry

There have been several advances in ICP-MS analytical technologies in the last decade (2007 to 2017). Collision/reaction cell ICP-MS and triple quadrupole ICP-MS instruments can produce lower detection limits for select elements that experience interferences with a standard quadrupole instrument (i.e., Se and As). Triple quadrupole ICP-MS instruments in particular, can eliminate virtually all polyatomic or isobaric interferences for highly accurate measurements of some element isotopes systematics that are of great interest in mineral exploration, namely Pb/Pb. Laser ablation ICP-MS has become more popular as an effective analytical tool to measure mineral grain trace elements, which could assist in vectoring to mineralization or exploration drill targets. The ablation of a spot on a Li-borate fused glass disk paired with XRF analysis has also gained popularity as an alternative to total whole rock characterization packages that employ several separate digestions and analytical methods. While there have been several advancements in ICP-MS technologies in exploration geochemistry in the last decade, they have not been widely accepted or implemented. This slow adaptation could be due to the extended recession in the mining industry over the last 5 years, which is not currently over. It is also possible that standard ICP-MS data (i.e., no collision/reaction cell) is still fit for purpose. This stands in stark contrast to implementation of ICP-MS in the previous decade (1997 to 2007), which was transformational for the industry.

Consideration of all elements from large multi-element ICP-MS analytical suites for mineral exploration can be an extremely powerful tool in the exploration toolkit. The discovery of the White Gold district, Yukon is a prime example of how the utilization of soil geochemical data, when plotted spatially, can vector to gold mineralization. The presence of Au+As+Sb soil anomalies were key to delineating mineralization, especially when accompanied by publicly available geological, geographical, and geophysical data. Additionally, elements and element ratios not typically considered in Au exploration including Ni and U were utilized to determine the lithological and structural controls on mineralization. The availability of multi-element ICP-MS data was also useful in the discovery of the Cascadero Copper Taron Cesium deposit. Ore grade Cs was discovered only because Cs was included in the multi-element ICP-MS exploration geochemistry suite. Before the availability of ICP-MS, it is unlikely that this deposit would have been discovered.

Jamil_4WebWednesday 25 October 2017 – 11:05-11:25

Advancements in Analytical Geochemistry at Bureau Veritas Minerals

Several analytical firsts have been developed at Bureau Veritas Minerals. Among those is the implementation of laser ablation ICP-MS analysis paired with XRF for routine geochemical analysis. Benefits include the elimination acid-related digestion issues, no upper limits, and total whole rock characterization with detection limits lower than many acid digests. Secondly, Artificial Neural Network modelling of data collected from various spectral devices such as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), has enabled prediction of geochemistry, geomet, mineralogy, mine data and other physical properties at extremely low sample costs. Lastly, BV has developed an innovative software application, MineDSI, which allows visualization of, and interaction with, several types of down-hole data in one location.

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