OREAS combines innovative technology with world’s best practices to maintain its position as a leading producer of certified reference materials (CRMs) for the mining and exploration industry.
ORE Pty Ltd (known as OREAS) was founded in 1986 by Dr Paul Hamlyn in Melbourne, Australia. From humble beginnings working from a car garage and mixing rock samples in a domestic cement mixer, the OREAS brand is now recognised globally for the unrivaled confidence it brings to assay data. We are a team of highly specialised geologists and chemists available to assist with any reference material related matter. Our customer service, meticulous preparation and ISO certification methods are the reason OREAS proudly maintains an extensive list of clients worldwide.
OREAS has extensive experience in the preparation and certification of a diverse range of geological reference materials of economic importance including ores of gold, silver, platinum group elements, copper, nickel, silver-lead-zinc, iron, uranium, tungsten, molybdenum, rare earth elements, lithium, manganese and graphite. OREAS also produce a wide range of lithogeochem reference materials ideal for pathfinder suites in exploration across lateritic and glacial terrains. OREAS SuperCRMs® are extremely versatile and enable control over a range of analytical methods for complete ICP-OES and ICP-MS element suites within a single CRM. Glacial till SuperCRM® OREAS 47 is certified for 179 analytes (unique method-analyte pairs)!
Every CRM we manufacture is prepared to the same exacting standards using the same facilities and QC protocols. Our process ensures each CRM contains impeccable homogeneity and is certified to world class standards of sufficient rigor to surpass ISO standards in line with the requirements of 17025.
The foundation of our success is built on a strong record of industry-leading innovation, a high level of repeat business from our many loyal clients and word-of -mouth recommendation within the global mining community. With over 1300 customers worldwide including major international mining houses (e.g., BHP Billiton, Vale, Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Glencore, Newmont, Barrick, Freeport, Gold Fields, Gold Corp, Polymetal, B2Gold, MMG, Newcrest, Harmony, etc.), the major commercial laboratory groups (e.g., ALS, SGS, Bureau Veritas and Intertek) and numerous mid-tier and junior miners.
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