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:: ALS Awarded On-Site Mine Support Laboratory Contract for Tabakoto Gold Mine in Mali
ALS has been awarded a minimum three year operational contract for the on-site mine support laboratory at the Tabakoto Gold Mine in Mali.
Owned by Endeavour Mining Corporation, the Tabakoto mine is located in south western Mali, close to the Senegal border 360km west of Bamako where ALS has a full service geochemistry laboratory supporting exploration, mine and mill process control. Tabakoto produced 125,231 ounces of gold in 2013 with production in 2014 forecast to be 140,000 to 155,000 ounces.
ALS took over the operation of this laboratory in November 2013. The ALS global network of technical resources then got to work on bringing the laboratory up to best practice standards for HSE, Quality and Production. ALS has successfully rolled out industry leading Global Enterprise Management System (GEMS), providing approved Endeavour staff with real time web access into the laboratory to check the status of samples, download partial data and review QC data all on line, from anywhere in the world.
Operating 24/7, the laboratory is staffed with more than 30 employees and will process between 500 and 1,000 samples/ day from the mine and metallurgical plant. Following sample preparation, the primary method for gold determination at the laboratory is fire assay-aqua regia digest with AAS finish
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