Metals and Minerals Inspection and Analysis

Metals and Minerals 

Bureau Veritas provides a broad range of independent inspection and testing services within the metals and minerals industry.  We help our clients reduce risk and facilitate the smooth transaction of physical commodities through the provision of independent and accurate data. We do this by ensuring integrity and quality through our inspection/assay services.  Our experts have industry experience across the entire life cycle from the early-stage exploration through trading to smelting and recycling.  

Solid Fuels and Dry Bulk

Bureau Veritas’ independent inspection, weighing, sampling, and testing services help monitor the entire supply chain and minimize, or eliminate multiple risks including loss of material, quality variations or damages. We have an array of expertise that covers the full range of solid fuels, including energy and coking coals, coke, pet-coke, and biomass.

Our expert's design, install, and operate mechanical sampling systems and our laboratories cover the full range of solid fuels testing from standard coal tests to specialist tests such as coke reactivity, petrography, and many others.

Precious Metals

Bureau Veritas has a team of experts strategically located to easily deliver support to all precious metal refineries in North America.  As your partner, we provide platinum group metals (PGM) services that include the supervision and monitoring of all raw materials delivered, sampling operations, and high precision assaying for commercial settlement.  Our highly trained inspection and analytical team’s knowledge spans from high purity bullion to concentrates and Dore—helping to ensure maximum return on your investment. 

Vault Audits

Our clients, particularly post-pandemic, have stressed the importance of a strong inventory control system.  Bureau Veritas’ experts have years of industry experience and can perform regular independent audits for all your monitoring programs.  Our inspection and assurance services are used across a wide range of industries including:

  • Precious MetalsInvestment Banks in the precious metals industry use our services to audit their holdings in vaults across the world.

  • Electronics- Manufacturers who can ensure their products are disposed of or recycled in accordance with statutory regulations.

  • Solid Fuels & Dry Bulk -Coal stockpile measurement for power utilities.

  • General Inventory- Warehouse inventory/tally of stocks and conditions.

A Global Reach with a Local Touch

Bureau Veritas Commodities and Trade has been an industry leader in testing, inspection, and certification for nearly 200 years.  Leveraging a global network of state-of-the-art laboratories strategically located throughout the world’s main logistic hubs, Bureau Veritas has local teams of experts with industry experience to ensure integrity, precision and accuracy demanded of commercial testing to deliver at the required standards.  Our worldwide network offers a rapid turnaround time from sampling to certification.  Bureau Veritas laboratories are ISO 17025 accredited.