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Val-d’Or, QC- July 25, 2018 - SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a new sample preparation facility in Val-d’Or, QC, Canada. 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.  SGS is constantly reviewing opportunities to expand services and is committed to servicing the minerals industry globally. “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, Vice President of Minerals at SGS Canada.


The Val-d’Or 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 Val-d’Or laboratory will integrate with SGS’ currently unmatched commercial geochemistry laboratory network in Canada with locations in:

  • Lakefield, ON
  • Cochrane, ON
  • Red Lake, ON
  • Sudbury, ON
  • Whitehorse, YK
  • Vancouver, BC 


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



SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. It is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.


For further information please contact:

Lawrence Ng
VP Minerals Global Geochemistry
SGS Canada Inc. Minerals Services
3260 Production Way Concession Street
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A

Telephone: +1 604-638-2349


Russ Calow
VP Global Geochemistry
SGS Minerals Services
185 Concession Street
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, K0L 2H0

Telephone: +1 705-652-2000