INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORE PREPARATION AND SHIPPING
ORE SAMPLE SHIPPING
Ship project ore samples to our handling facility location (unless directed
otherwise to an alternate location):
Resources Mining Technologies
Gold Technology Division
935 North Beneva Road, Suite 609-31
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Attention: Metallurgical Engineering
ORE SAMPLE PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS
221 – 331 pounds (100 kg – 150 kg) total ore sample is required by RMT for adequate
Disclaimer: Ore sample delivered to
RMT automatically becomes the property of RMT for the express purposes of proper
handling, testing and disposal upon completion of lab testing.
Exception: If you desire to have your
samples returned to you, please notify RMT in advance of shipping your sample in
writing so that alternative arrangements can be coordinated. Write
For proper ore sampling containment, we recommend you use plastic bags that are
chemically inert and non-contaminating with low permeability to liquids, gases,
moisture and organic vapors. Use
permanent black ink to clearly label each sample bag. Include your name and project
reference on each bag. Pencil is not legible, and some pens have water-soluble ink
that smears or bleaches when wet.
We highly recommend you pack your sample bags in commercial duty plastic drum
containers for shipping in order to prevent puncturing of the container and the
samples therein. If you are forced to
use cardboard boxes, allow wet soil to air dry before placing in boxes. Wet soil
can cause sample boxes to disintegrate. Line your cardboard box with plastic to
prevent moisture leakage and box disintegration. Make sure your samples are
well-surrounded by packing insulation to prevent possible puncture damage through
the cardboard box.
Package no more than 40 to 50 bag samples (less than 50 lb) per shipping
Arrange samples in the shipping container in the same order that they are listed on
the information form to help insure that you have placed all your samples in the
container. It also helps our lab receiving clerk arrange the samples rapidly and
accurately for expedient processing.
Pack individual sample boxes firmly in the shipping container. Place newspaper or
cardboard between layers to help keep samples intact and lessen problems with
moisture. If the boxes do not fill the shipping container, stuff newspaper around
them. Do not use Styrofoam "peanuts." They stick to things and make labels hard to
Place the sample information forms that correspond to the samples in a plastic
ziplock bag inside the shipping container with the samples.
Label each shipping container with your name and address. If you are sending
multiple shipping containers, write "Box 1 of 3," "Box 2 of 3," "Box 3 of 3," etc.,
to ensure that samples stay together when they arrive at the lab. Make sure each
box contains the appropriate information form(s).
Be sure to indicate on the shipping container that the box contains soil