The new location is equipped to dry, grind, crush, pulverise and perform soil screening for core samples, reverse circulation chips, rock samples, trench samples and soil samples.
SGS, in operation in Canada since 1948, already has labs in Lakefield, Cochrane, Red Lake and Sudbury, Ontario, as well as Vancouver and Val-d'Ore, Quebec. Worldwide, the firm has 150 labs in 40 countries, both on-site and near-site.
"SGS is constantly reviewing opportunities to expand services and is committed to servicing the minerals industry globally," company spokesperson Lawrence Ng said.
"Our new Whitehorse laboratory has been strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry throughout the entire value chain in the Yukon."
In addition to sampling services, SGS also offers geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering, process design and engineering, process control, water treatment and trade services to the minerals sector.