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Government ministries, municipalities and other groups in the public sector support and monitor the mining, mineral exploration and industrial activities in their jurisdictions.

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To do this, they need the accurate analytical and mineralogical data that can be obtained through laboratory testing. SGS has earned an industry-wide reputation for conducting accurate and independent third party chemical analysis services for governments and other clients in the public sector.

The SGS global network of laboratories applies a multi-functional, multi-disciplinary approach when testing the natural materials in your jurisdiction. Our fully trained experts use proven technologies to provide baseline data and inventory and document your mineral resources. SGS’s proven project management capabilities and respected principles ensure that your testing results are ethical, transparent and enhance the public good. Our testing services for natural materials include:

  • Chemical analysis
  • MMI™ analysis (Mobile Metal Ion) 
  • Geochemical analysis
  • Physical testing
  • Acid rock drainage services
  • On-site and mobile labs
  • Database management & mapping
  • Data warehousing

Partner with SGS and you can be sure of reliable test data that is recognized and accepted by all stakeholders in your jurisdiction.