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The management of your exploration project requires specialized expertise, from initial planning to outcrop mapping, target delineation, drill hole spotting, core logging and splitting, submission of samples for analysis and the subsequent data handling and warehousing.


To maximize your chances for a successful mineral exploration project, rely on SGS expertise in exploration project management and data warehousing.

Exploration Project Management

SGS has completed successful exploration management projects for gold and base metals around the globe. Our technical staff are part of our global network of mineral exploration professionals that provide expertise anywhere in the world.

Our experts ensure that through the entire chain of custody, your samples and core are managed with SGS efficiency and integrity to deliver auditable, timely, accurate results using our accredited SGS laboratories.

We know every mineral exploration project has its own requirements. Our exploration project management experts have the skill and experience that is necessary to provide turnkey services for your exploration project or to act as your technical advisor or representative. Our extensive experience enables us to fulfill your project management requirements, no matter what your location or mandate.

SGS can provide the geological consulting and exploration management services that you need including:

  • Layout of reference grids and topographic surveys
  • Geological mapping
  • Determination of drill hole and trench location
  • Supervision and monitoring of trench, chip, channel and bulk sampling programs
  • Logging and sampling of core for geochemistry and metallurgy
  • Environmental sampling and baseline studies

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing is an important step in exploration project management. SGS professionals warehouse your data in an independent, controlled data repository on a reliable SGS server. This format enables you to analyze your data and geostatistics efficiently with an industry standard audit trail. Learn how SGS data warehousing can work for you.

This service is not currently available in this country. However, we have an unrivalled global network. Please contact us to discuss the delivery of this service.