SGS is pleased to announce the addition of a new fire assay laboratory to our facility in Elko, Nevada, USA. This expansion is the most recent in a series of investments that SGS has made to serve the geochemical testing needs of the North American mining industry.

The Elko facility will offer gold analysis by fire assay, with AA or gravimetric finish to clients in the southwestern US. This expansion will allow the lab to handle gold analysis, including screen metallic assay, with industry standard approaches using 30-50g charges. The location of the Elko lab will allow SGS to offer local clients quick turn-around testing. The fire assay capabilities will be fully operational in the 4th quarter of 2012.

The expansion of services will strategically support the growing needs of the minerals industry in the southwestern US. Around the world, SGS offers a wide range of services to the minerals sector including geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For further information regarding these and other SGS services, please visit our website SGS Minerals.

For further information, please contact:

Dave Smercina
Business Manager
SGS North America Inc.
1919 S. Highland Avenue
Suite 140 D Lombard, IL 60148
t: +1 630 426 0132

Lawrence Ng
Regional Business Manager, Geochemistry North America
SGS Canada Inc.
8282 Sherbrooke Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V5X 4R6
t: +1 604 327 3436


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