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Many important decisions and scenarios are based on the accurate determination of the identification and composition of a phase or mineral in a sample.


SGS has a comprehensive automated mineralogy laboratory network dedicated to providing market leading automated High Definition Mineralogy services.

SGS has earned a global reputation for providing the independent data that creates an accurate baseline of objective information that you can use to answer questions, find solutions, develop models or frame an investigation. Our laboratories are fully equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment including QEMSCAN®, XRD, electron microprobe, scanning electron microprobe (SEM) and optical mineralogy technologies.

SGS has extensive experience in High Definition Mineralogy for many commodities. We are particularly experienced in mineral identification and chemistry for gold and refractory gold. Our mineralogists are recognized leaders in providing accurate data on gold deportment or habits and associations.

Contact SGS for fit-for-purpose solutions that will give you the data you need to make informed decisions based on the exact composition of your samples.