Sampling Program Parameters Supervised by GlobalMin Ventures
Our Process for Sample Collection, Handling and Analysis
To ensure that our program achieved real results that would provide the information required to continue our future exploration plans, we did all our sample collection, handling and analysis in the following manner.
Rock chip samples were generally collected with a three pound sledge hammer and placed in a cloth bag for transport back to Georgetown where they were transferred to Correia Mining Company’s custody for clearing through Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Drug Enforcement, and finally to DHL for shipping directly to the University of Nevada, Reno. The samples were then received by the author and delivered to Inspectorate Labs in Sparks Nevada for Au-Pt-Pd analysis by fire assay-ICP and multielement analysis by 4-acid digestion and both ICP-AES and ICP-MS.
Soil samples were collected from a nominal depth of 6-12 inches and placed in 4×6 inch plastic zip lock bags for transport to Georgetown for clearing and shipment as above. The same analytical packages were applied by Inspectorate after drying and pulverizing.
Biogeochemical samples were collected from Yari-Yari trees of constant size by clipping 5-10 leaves directly into plastic zip lock bags for shipping back to the University of Nevada in the author’s luggage. At UNR the samples were washed with deionized water, dried, macerated, digested in HF-aqua regia, and analyzed on a Micromass ICP-MS in the author’s laboratory.
Depending on sample sizes and analytical requirements, varying amounts of sample reject material for most samples are held in archive in GlobalMin’s storage unit in Washoe Valley, Nevada.