SGS is pleased to announce that their facility in Lakefield, Ontario is officially recognized by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for meeting the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for 67 specific registered tests for the minerals industry, the largest minerals scope of accreditation in North America. This recognition demonstrates technical competency for a defined scope of tests and the operation of a laboratory quality management system and is evidence of SGS’ commitment to confidently deliver the best possible results to our clients.

The Lakefield facility was the first minerals laboratory in Canada to conform to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 when they received this status for 10 tests in 2000. Since then, SGS has continued to work with the SCC to expand the scope of it accredited offerings and to meet the ISO/IEC standard of accreditation for analytical, metallurgical and mineralogical services. The Lakefield facility now conforms to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for:

  • 55 analytical tests
  • 8 mineralogy tests
  • 4 metallurgical tests

The Lakefield facility is one of SGS’s five fully integrated geochemistry, environmental, metallurgy and mineralogy (GEMM) facilities. It has been strategically designed to offer a full suite of integrated GEMM services for the exploration and mining industry. The Lakefield facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and its professional staff maintains high standards of quality and procedural excellence to ensure accurate, repeatable and timely data.

For a full list of our scope of accredited testing, please visit our quality standards page.

The lab functions as a central hub in SGS’s global network of facilities, offering a comprehensive suite of integrated services including sustainable geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering services, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. The Lakefield site is internationally recognized as a Center of Excellence across these disciplines. This comprehensive list of services is the result of SGS’s dedicated response to the continued demand from the mining industry.This allows you to meet technical milestones faster and to get to market sooner with the confidence that your reports meet industry requirements. For further information regarding these and other SGS services, please visit our website.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Wilson
Senior Vice President, North America
SGS Minerals Services
1140 Sheppard Ave. West Unit 6
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3K 2A2
t: +1 416 633 9400 Ext. 98

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

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.