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No matter where you are, what you want to analyze, what limits of detection, precision or accuracy you require, turn to SGS for geochemical analysis and assays.


We have the locations, technical strength, independence, consistency and ethical compliance you need.

Our unmatched network of over 45 commercial labs and sample preparation facilities and over 70 mine-site labs are linked to form a consistent global platform that extends into an unparalleled number of countries and mining camps. Our geochemical laboratories worldwide have standardized methods, method codes and sample preparation techniques to make it easy for us to help you meet your growth objectives anywhere in the world.

Through our unparalleled global network, SGS can provide you with a range of services for geochemical analysis including:

  • Sample preparation
  • Mobile Metal Ion (MMITM) analysis
  • MMI orientation surveys
  • Ultratrace and trace element analysis by ICP-AES and ICP-MS
  • X-ray fluorescence
  • Metal speciation studies
  • Carbon and sulfur analysis
  • Reference material services

SGS chemists routinely perform multi-element analyses targeting a wide variety of elements in many types of sample matrices. Despite this, we know your needs are unique; therefore we have both tailored analytical packages and a high-level standardized service offering.

Web-based data retrieval

SGS has designed a web-based data access tool “QLab” for the immediate and secure retrieval of your analytical data over the Internet. QLab allows you to track the progress of samples and view information such as job status, turn-around-time, scheme/method, client-specific quality control data and the results of your analyses.

SGS has a unique depth and breadth of expertise and experience available from our global network. We provide you with support both as a strategic partner and technical advisor. Through our global network of operations and laboratories, we deliver a broad spectrum of independent quality and quantification services. When you need to be sure of procedures, protocols and laboratory practice, partner with SGS.