Canadian Mining Journal


EXPLORATION: SGS opens sample preparation facilities in Val d’Or, Whitehorse

SGS Canada opened two new sample preparation labs in Val d’Or and Whitehorse. (Image: SGS Canada)

QUEBEC – SGS Canada is opening a new sample preparation facility in Val-d’Or. The new laboratory is strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry in Quebec. Earlier this month, SGS opened a sample preparation facility in Whitehorse, YT.

“Our new Val-d’Or lab strengthens SGS’ footprint in Canada and, importantly, enables SGS to service mining organizations in Quebec through a local facility,” said Lawrence Ng, VP of minerals at SGS Canada. The facility is equipped to provide drying, grinding, crushing, pulverizing and soil screening capabilities.

Sample preparation can be completed on core samples, reverse circulation chips, rock samples, trench samples and soil samples.

SGS is the global leader in the geochemical laboratory analytical testing sector with over 150 geochemical laboratories in 40 countries. This new onsite hot metal laboratory complements other labs across Canada in Lakefield, Cochrane, Red Lake and Sudbury, Ont.; Whitehorse, Yukon; and Vancouver, BC.

Whether requirements are at the mine site or in metal smelting and refining plants, SGS has the experience, technical solutions and laboratory professionals to help clients maximize value from their operations and reach their goals efficiently and effectively.

SGS offers a wide range of services to the minerals sector including geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering, process design and engineering, process control, water treatment and trade services.

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