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SGS opens sample preparation facility in Whitehorse, Yukon territory

SGS Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new sample preparation facility in Whitehorse, Yukon territory (Yukon), Canada. This marks the expansion of SGS’s unparalleled commercial geochemistry laboratory network in Canada and the network’s first sample preparation lab in the Yukon.

“SGS is constantly reviewing opportunities to expand services and is committed to servicing the minerals industry globally. Our new Whitehorse laboratory has been strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry throughout the entire value chain in the Yukon,” said Lawrence Ng.

The facility is equipped to provide drying, grinding, crushing, pulverizing and soil screening capabilities. Sample preparation can be completed on the following sample types:

  • Core samples
  • RC chips
  • Rock samples
  • Trench samples
  • Soil samples

The new Whitehorse laboratory will integrate with SGS’ currently unmatched commercial geochemistry laboratory network in Canada with locations in:

  • Lakefield, O.N.
  • Cochrane, O.N.
  • Red Lake, O.N.
  • Sudbury, O.N.
  • Val-d’Or, Q.C.
  • Vancouver, B.C.

SGS is the global leader in the geochemical laboratory analytical testing sector with over 150 geochemical laboratories in 40 countries and this new onsite hot metal laboratory reflects a commitment to servicing the mining and smelting industries throughout the entire value chain. SGS operates on-site and near-site laboratories in some of the most remote locations in the world, regardless of the climate, the altitude, the logistics or the sample volume. 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. For more information about SGS, please visit www.sgs.ca/mining.

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