SGS and Corescan Pty Ltd are pleased to announce an agreement that allows SGS to incorporate Corescan´s mineralogical imaging technology into SGS´ global network servicing the minerals exploration and oil and gas industries.

The agreement allows for the integration of Corescan’s hyperspectral mineralogical mapping capability with SGS´ comprehensive range of logistics, sample management, analytical and professional services. This added capability, coupled with SGS’ existing mineralogical and geological expertise, will deliver greater understanding in applications from exploration through to geometallurgical assessment.

Corescan’s technology complements SGS´ industry-leading minerals business by providing:

  • High resolution sample and core photography (60μm)
  • Identification and mapping of alteration minerals and their chemical compositions (4nm)
  • Physical textures and morphology using 3D laser profiling (20μm)
  • Integrated data management and visualisation (
  • Access to a full range of analytical services from a single provider, via centralised, or on- or near-site facilities.

The new service will be available through SGS’ unparalleled network of commercial and on-site facilities that extends to all parts of the globe. Central to this agreement is the two companies’ joint collaboration on future technology and application developments. The relationship with leading hyperspectral technology developer, Corescan, demonstrates SGS’ ongoing commitment to providing leading edge integrated exploration services.

Around the world, SGS offers a comprehensive range of 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.


Corescan Pty Ltd is a global services company specialising in the scanning, analysis and interpretation of drill core, rock chips and other geological samples for the mining, oil and gas, geothermal and geotechnical industries. As a service driven company, Corescan seeks to be the partner of choice for companies that demand greater objectivity, quality, efficiency and return from their investment in drilling.

For more information, please contact:

Peta Hughes
Applied Mineralogy Manager
SGS Minerals Services
Puerto Santiago 156
Santiago, Chile
t: +56 (02) 2898 9161

Brigette Martini
VP Business Development, Geologist
Corescan Pty Ltd
PO Box 2096, Bend, OR
USA 97709-2096
t: +1 541 261 4623


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