Brisbane Met Lab At A Glance

We are a small team of metallurgical test work specialists ensuring you have access to rapid, affordable, professional and confidential test work. Any resemblance to the caricatures below is purely coincidental. We were previously known as Nagrom Brisbane Labs to assist a previous co-marketing agreement with Nagrom Perth.  However, now with over three years operating under our belt, 84 different projects undertaken and clients both very large and very small, we are pretty sure we must be doing something right.  So, if you are looking for testwork services that are quick, affordable and with the highest technical oversight, please contact us.

Chris Bucknell – Lab Manager and Owner

The founder and owner of Brisbane Met Labs. Chris has an extensive career in Australia’s Mining Industry having worked for both BHPB and Glencore. Chris’s testwork experience covers over 20 years across a range of commodities including Lead, Zinc, Uranium, Copper, Gold and Nickel. Chris has a particular expertise in the area of flotation and leachwork.

Favourite saying: “I love it when a plan comes together”

Bodie Mosquera

Bodie has been a laboratory technician for about 9 years and has worked at two different laboratories during this time.  At BML he is primarily responsible for the maintenance and fabrication of laboratory equipment as well as general testwork and pilot plant operations.  The testwork he has been involved in includes large scale crushing and sample preparation projects, sizings, filtration trials and other general lab activities.  Bodie is also a black belt in cyclosizing.

Favourite saying: “I’m Mexican so I can… ?”

Danny Semmens

With 15 years’ experience in Exploration Geology and Geophysics, as well as 15 years in Analytical Chemistry and Metallurgy. Danny brings a wealth of “Hands on” experience to the Brisbane Met lab team. With many years of supervisory experience with Amdel Adelaide and Mount Isa. Including Lab Coordinator roles at Mount Lyell Copper / Gold and Pine Creek Gold Mines. Comminution, Leaching, Fire Assaying and Wet Chemistry digestions are Danny’s speciality.

Favourite saying: “Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. The grave will supply plenty of time for silence.”

Mai Vu

Mai graduated from the University of Queensland in 2017 with a Bachelor of Process Engineering.  As Mai had worked for BML during her studies it was obvious she would be offered at full-time role at the conclusion of her studies.  In the three years Mai has been with BML she has worked across a diverse group of commodities and processes.  This includes supervising the operation of a gold pilot float circuit, managing atmospheric leach and flotation test programs for lead and zinc, cyclone rig testing, digests and many other laboratory tasks. Mai was recently promoted to oversee the management of projects for an important ongoing client.  She is responsible for scheduling, preparing task sheets and reporting of results.

Favourite saying: “Do it with passion, or not at all.” – Rosa Nouchette Carey

Sandra Stoy

Sandra is a geologist with 5 years experience in the resource and environmental industry.

Previously she has worked on Cu-Au exploration projects in the Cloncurry region in NW-Queensland, planning/conducting geochemical sampling programs and supervising drilling operations.  At BML she has been involved in a variety of metallurgical testwork programs. Most recently Sandra has taken over responsibility for running and processing X-ray diffraction data.

Favourite saying: “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”   – Christopher Columbus