SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a sample preparation facility in Lagos, Nigeria, strategically located to service the growing needs of the exploration and mining industry in Nigeria.

The Lagos Sample Preparation facility will process exploration samples from Nigeria and ship the prepared pulps to SGS’s existing commercial laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana for geochemical analysis. This new facility will have the capacity to prepare up to 330 samples per day at commencement with the ability to expand to 600+ samples per day if required due to volumes. Prepared samples may also be sent to other SGS laboratories in Australia, Canada, Africa or Europe depending on client needs.

This new facility complements an extensive global network of fixed preparation laboratories, mobile sample preparation units (MSPUs), commercial and on-site laboratories. All of SGS’s commercial geochemical laboratories globally are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

SGS is recognized as the global leader in the geochemical analytical and testing sector and this new facility reflects the company's continued commitment to expanding its African laboratory network to ensure that its services are easily accessible to all clients.

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, or contact:

Richard Obasi
Agriculture Food and Life, Minerals & Government and institutions (GIS)
Operations Manager
SGS Inspection Services Nigeria Limited
13/15 Wharf Road, Apapa.
Lagos, Nigeria.
t: +234 1 4600585

Andy Hunter M.IoD
Managing Director,
SGS Inspection Services Nigeria Limited
7B, Etim Inyang Crescent
Victoria Island, Lagos
t: +234 1 2805090/4631548

Russ Calow
VP Global Analytical Services,
SGS Canada Inc
PO Box 4300, 185 Concession St
Lakefield, ON
Canada, K0L 2H0
t: +1 705 652-2018

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