SGS is very pleased to announce that its on-site laboratory at JSC Pavlik Gold Co.’s (JSC Pavlik) Pavlik mine in Russia is officially recognized by the RF Federal Service for Accreditation (RusAccreditation) for meeting the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for specific registered tests for the minerals industry.

Conformance to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard demonstrates technical competency for a defined scope of tests and the operation of a laboratory quality management system. This noteworthy achievement is evidence of SGS’s continued commitment to deliver best-in-class results to its clients.

The on-site laboratory at Pavlik is equipped to provide all required analytical services for the mine. The scope of operations includes sample preparation, fire assay, sample digestion, AAS and gravimetric finish for both gold and silver. The long-term strategic partnership between SGS and JSC Pavlik has ensured fast, high quality analysis for JSC Pavlik’s on-site operations in Russia and has helped maximise the value from their exploration and mining operations.

SGS is the world leader in the mining analytical and testing sector. It operates on-site and near-site laboratories in some of the most remote locations in the world, regardless of the climate, the altitude or sample volume. Whether requirements are at the mine site or in plant, SGS has an extensive network and technical solutions to help clients effectively reach their operational goals.

Around the world, SGS offers technical expertise, sustainable solutions and effective services for the hard rock, energy minerals and fertilizer sectors including geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgical testing, process plant design and engineering, advanced systems, water treatment and trade support. For further information regarding these and other SGS services, please visit SGS Mining.

OJSC PAVLIC operates Pavlik gold deposit, situated in Tenkinsky district of Magadan region. Pavlik deposit is a part of Omchaksky ore-loose intersection. Mineral base of the deposit Pavlik makes up 154 tons of resources, 100-150 tons of reserves. Pavlik processing plant parameters: 154 tons of resources; ore processing capacity 4 Mio tons per year; gold grade 2,4 g per ton; extraction grade 82%; gold production capacity 8,2 Mio tons per year; 4 Mio tons per year gold ore processing performance (8 tons of gold) (2014).

For further information, please contact:

Egidijus Jokubauskas
Vice President, Eastern Europe & Middle East
SGS Minerals
Malledijk 18, Spijkenisse
3200 AE, the Netherlands
t: + 31 181 69 3333

Alexander Likhopud
Minerals Business Manager, Russia
SGS Vostok Limited
18 Andropova Prospect (Bldg 7)
115432 Moscow, Russia
t: +7 495 775 44 55

Russ Calow
Vice President, Global Geochemistry
SGS Minerals
185 Concession Street
Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
t: +1 705 652 2018

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