SGS Acquires Wamtech Pty. Ltd., Developers of MMI Technology
SGS is pleased to announce that with the acquisition of Wamtech Pty. Ltd., SGS is now the sole global provider of the Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) geochemistry technology.
One of the most exciting technologies in the exploration sector, MMI geochemistry is an advanced exploration technique for detecting deeply buried mineral deposits. It enables companies to significantly reduce exploration costs by precisely delineating anomalies and defining better targets for drill programs. MMI anomalies have better spatial and amplitude resolution than those observed using conventional geochemistry and therefore provide a more precise location of primary mineralization. MMI responses are not displaced, and do not form ‘negative anomalies’. MMI geochemistry is being successfully used to locate gold, base metal and nickel mineralization and kimberlites around the world.
The technical expertise of Wamtech will be integrated with that of SGS, thus strengthening SGS’s position as the leading provider of ultratrace geochemistry services worldwide.
MMI geochemistry is currently performed at SGS labs in Australia and Canada, but will be expanded across the entire SGS network over the next 24 months. In the interim samples can be routed to Toronto or Perth from any one of over 40 commercial geochemistry labs in SGS’s unmatched network.
For more information contact:Dr. Alan Mann
Suite 2, Enterprise Unit 2, Technology Park,
11 Brodie-Hall Drive
Bentley, Western Australia
t: +61 8 9472 7344
f: +61 8 9472 7345
Sales and Marketing Manager
SGS Minerals Services
1885 Leslie Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
t: (416) 445-5755
f: (416) 445-4152
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