Canadian Certified Reference Material Project (CCRMP) – CanmetMINING

Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
What the facility does

The facility collects mineral samples and after crushing, grinding and sieving, produces a fine powder which is bottled, certified and sold to laboratories worldwide

Areas of expertise

The Canadian Certified Reference Materials Project (CCRMP) produces certified reference materials that are used by chemical assay laboratories. CCRMP collects minerals samples in batches of 500-1000 kg and through a series of crushing, grinding and sieving steps, produces a fine powder, which is then bottled, certified and sold to chemical laboratories worldwide. Types of materials processed are ores, rocks, concentrates, tailings, soils, alloys and radioactive materials.

Research services

CanmetMINING provides unique expertise and a wide range of research and specialized services for its clients. The Business Office can arrange any of several forms of partnership to suit the particular needs of the client and to support Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Government of Canada priorities. Amongst the most frequently used are cooperative and cost-recovery business agreements. In addition to conducting basic and applied research, demonstrations and testing, we provide guidelines on intellectual property, licensing and marketing strategies to facilitate the transfer of technology.

Sectors of application
  • Energy
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Mining, minerals and metals



International Process Equipment Company Rotormill 1300 Crusher

Rock crushing

Retsch BB200 Crusher

Rock crushing

MM Industries Inc. VS0048D Vorti-Siv Separator

Screening of fine powder

Patterson Industries Canada ThoroBlender Type B

Solids blending