Due to close and persistent contact with artisanal miners and mining companies, our company is able to ensure a constant and stable mineral supply. In order to ensure quality and good business relationships, we pay a pre-established deposit amount to the suppliers upfront before carrying out our in-house processing, testing and analysis. In many cases, we put together minerals from various suppliers as one lot, e.g. the Resources Authority/Geology and Mines Department (GMD), who have a permanent office at our facility and are responsible to issue tags for mixed lots from different suppliers.
Essentially, there are three of tags:
- Site Tags (designating the site or mine the the materials come from)
- Negociant Tags (meant for lots which have materials from different suppliers)
- Tags for unaccepted or waste materials