SGS is pleased to announce the successful bidding and awarding of on-site laboratory contracts for the Kapulo and Kipoi stage II mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Kapulo mine is owned by Anvil Mining Congo SARL (AMC) and located in the province of Katanga. SGS will provide equipment, consumables, supervision for grade and tonnage certification of the final product and manage the laboratory for a minimum of 3 years. The on-site laboratory at Kapulo is expected to be fully operational by the end of Q2 2014. Technical capabilities available on-site will include:

  • Copper in concentrates by titration
  • Gold in concentrate by AAS
  • Base metals in ore by AAS
  • Weight, sampling and moisture determination

The Kipoi mine is owned by Societe d’Exploitation de Kipoi SPRL (SEK) and is located in the province of Katanga. SGS will provide equipment and manage the laboratory for 5 years. The on-site laboratory at Kipoi Stage II is expected to be fully operational by the beginning of Q2 2014. Technical capabilities on-site will include:

  • Copper by Arc Spark (LME)
  • Base metals in ore by AAS
  • Copper and Impurities in Process SX Solutions by Titration and AAS

SGS is a market leader in the laboratory testing sector and these on-site laboratory contracts reflect a commitment to continually delivering best-in-class services to clients. SGS operates on-site and near-site laboratories in some of the most remote locations in the world, regardless of temperature, altitude or size of the program. SGS’s unequalled experience in remote laboratories ensures smooth start-up and operation. Many of SGS’s geochemistry laboratories comply with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for specific registered tests.

Around the world, SGS offers a wide range of integrated services for the hard rock, energy minerals and fertilizer sectors including sustainable geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering services, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For more information about these services, please visit SGS Mining.

For more information, please contact:

Derick Govender
Vice President, Africa
SGS Minerals Services
Somerset Park, 5 Libertas Road
Bryanston, South Africa 2021
t: +27 11 463 5333
m: +27 (0) 82 601 9532

Russ Calow
Vice President, Global Geochemistry
SGS Minerals Services
185 Concession Street, PO Box 4300
Lakefield, ON, Canada K0L 2H0
t: +1 705 652 2018
m: +1 705 772 1338


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