Mineral testing work forced offshore


A shortage of staff in Australia's mineral testing laboratories is forcing mining and exploration companies to use offshore laboratories to test minerals ...

He says Australian laboratories may also be forced to look offshore for staff.

"We have strong anecdotal evidence that the delays are blowing out from what would normally have been a four-week time frame to an eight-week time frame and that's caused largely by the amount of activity in the industry but also because assay labs, like everyone else, are struggling with skill shortages," he said.