Quality control programs for all stages of resource delineation programs must include proof that the analyses received from a laboratory are accurate. This proof must come from the use of geological standards. Most advanced projects require that “property specific” standards are used to monitor accuracy. These standards are matrix-matched to the rock type, mineral type, and concentration range encountered on that property.
Smee and Associates work in conjunction with several companies that produce standards for individual clients and for commercial sale. Selection of standard bulk material, design of preparation protocol, monitoring of homogeneity testing, selection of analytical methods, selection of consensus testing laboratories, and compilation of results and certification are all part of the standard manufacturing scheme that is offered by Smee and Associates.