The success of your exploration project depends on accurate, reliable data from your analytical team. SGS is proud to be part of the exploration success of many coal programs globally.
The SGS global network includes coal exploration professionals who can provide fast turn around on the information you need to make key decisions. We provide support at all stages including:
Exploration Project Management
SGS provides coal exploration project management services from initial planning to outcrop mapping, target delineation, drillhole spotting, core logging and splitting, and the submission of samples for analysis at our state-of-art laboratories.
Exploration Laboratory Analysis
Our laboratories, many of which have specific registered tests covered under ISO/IEC 17025, feature state-of-the-art instrumentation which can provide industry standard, accurate results. Our analytical services during the exploration stage of your project include:
- Coal bed methane analysis
- Petrographic analysis
- Core analysis
Environmental responsibility is a fact of life in today’s coal industry. Corporations are constantly confronted with new laws and regulations and focus on meeting environmental requirements. This can include adapting production processes, investing in emission-reducing techniques and ongoing environmental investigations. SGS offers the following environmental services to help you meet these ongoing challenges:
- Environmental analysis
- Environmental baseline studies
- Environmental mineralogy
- Acid rock drainage testing
- Water treatment strategies
- Mine closure and reclamation planning
SGS’s professional, independent consulting services include mapping your geologic data with the most recent software available and providing the geologic interpretations you need to advance your project.
Database Management and Variability Studies
SGS offers trusted, third party data management services that give you unprecedented flexibility and control of your data, files and project documents.
Combining the geological, metallurgical, mineralogical and environmental data allows the linking of mineralogical variability and the textures of the deposit with your block model. This allows SGS to factor the ore variability into the flowsheet, infrastructure design, production and quality forecasts over life-of-mine.
From field sampling, to laboratory analysis, to document storage and retrieval and final reporting, you can process data quickly and efficiently with minimal manual intervention. This improves data quality and reduces data management costs.
Orebody Modeling and Resource Estimation
An SGS orebody-modeling project starts with a critical review of existing drill hole and surface or underground sample data as well as maps and plans with current geological interpretation. Our technical experts set up drill hole and/or sample databases are to suit all the quantitative and qualitative information necessary to build a reliable resource model of your resource.
SGS provides you with accurate, third party support for successful coal exploration projects around the world. Contact us to learn how you can leverage our experience and expertise into your successful coal exploration project.