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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

Building Laboratory Excellence

Mineral Testing

CALA offers accreditation to laboratories that perform mineral analysis testing.  Mining companies make decisions about exploration using data generated by mineral analysis testing laboratories, and accreditation provides assurance of the competence of a laboratory to perform this testing.  Laboratories must meet the management and technical requirements specified in ISO/IEC 17025.  Specific application of some requirements in the standard that apply to mineral analysis is detailed in P07 – CALA Application of Requirements in ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

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