Our first award

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“I reviewed the Multi-Element Fine Fraction Analysis ( MEFFA ) methodology and was impressed at the obvious applicability to Finland and other countries. The exploration industry needs quick, cheap and robust sampling methodologies and I firmly feel that this concept could prove highly productive in the search for new mineral deposits”

 James Coppard, CGeol, EurGeol, Managing Director, Sakumpu Exploration Oy, 30.11.2015

“Labtium has analysed pilot samples in the Kuopio laboratory using both the traditional and the developed MEFFA method. The results have been promising in the development of a fast, inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for geochemical mapping, so Labtium is eager to participate in the further work of the project and to carry out research-related chemical analysis in its laboratory.”

Lea Hämäläinen, Business Director, Labtium Oy, Kuopio, 30.11.2015

“We tested MEFFA methodology in Armenia in September 2017 and definitely can say – it works. We compared MEFFA results with traditional Aqua-regia + ICP MS assay for 80 samples taken from control profile. We see absolutely perfect spacial correlation of gold grades and wherein MEFFA gives more contrast anomalies. It’s really quick, reliable and cheap method for early stage mineral exploration and we are going to apply it in other Polymetal projects in future”

Tamara Golovina,  PGeo, Regional Exploration Manager, AO Polymetal, Russia, 26.01.2018

The results of this initial trial of a new soil sampling approach with MEFFA are very encouraging.  We are also very pleased to have discovered new and compelling targets along trend from the original discovery site at the Tombreen prospect. The data is better than what we have had to work with in the past: it is higher resolution and demonstrates strongly coherent anomalies as well as confirming the presence of significant concentrations of gold in soil.  Additionally, the XRF data gathered on a suite of elements will have a major impact on our understanding of the mineralisation model.

Patrick Cullen, Chief Executive Officer of Arkle Resources Plc, June 2019

After doing an in-house trial study we have now used the MEFFA soil sampling method together with the GERDA unit for two seasons at the Barsele Gold and VMS project in northern Sweden. We are very pleased with the speed, cost, quality and resolution of the results obtained. It is a great exploration tool to have in the toolbox during the early exploration stage when one quickly wants to evaluate big or small areas for their potential to host base metal or gold mineralizations.

Kåre Höglund, Exploration Manager Europe, Agnico Eagle, 13.12.2021