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SGS expands service delivery in obtaining Chrysos PhotonAssayTM technology as an alternative to traditional Fire Assay. PhotonAssay provides enhanced analysis of gold, silver, and complementary elements in as little as two minutes improving turnaround time.

Chrysos Corporation and leading testing, inspection, and certification company, SGS have reached an agreement to install a Chrysos PhotonAssay unit at SGS’s the Australian Minerals Regional Hub in Perth.

SGS is at the forefront of innovation excellence in the minerals and mining sectors with leading automation across FTIR, pXRF, NIR and now PhotonAssay which will support mining and exploration customers with faster, safer, and more environmentally friendly analysis.

Chrysos Corporation Chief Executive, Dirk Treasure, stated: “Chrysos is excited to be working with the SGS team. The installation of this new PhotonAssay unit at their cutting-edge facility in Perth reflects the desire of both organisations to deliver unparalleled levels of customer service through faster, safer and more sustainable assaying technologies.”

Hitting samples with high-energy X-rays, Chrysos PhotonAssay causes excitation of atomic nuclei allowing rapid and enhanced analysis of gold, silver, and complementary elements. Importantly, the non-destructive process allows large samples of up to 500g to be measured and provides a true bulk reading independent of the chemical or physical form of the sample. The technology is also measurably safer and more environmentally-friendly than previous assay processes, aligning with SGS’s core principle of achieving a better, safer, and more interconnected world.

“SGS is continually at the forefront of innovative technologies such as Chrysos PhotonAssay as well as looking at how we can revolutionise the mining sector with the use of disruptive technology and automation. Our new partnership with Chrysos underpins our commitment to sustainability and improved service delivery,” said Juan Smith, General Manager Natural Resources in Australia.

"As the leading testing, inspection, and certification service provider to the mining industry globally, SGS continues to seek new, innovative and sustainable solutions to further enhance our services to our customers. In adopting Chrysos PhotonAssay technology at our Perth facility, SGS will continue to work on further deployments of this technology within our global network", said Derick Govender, Executive Vice President, Natural Resources. “Our team`s technical expertise and insight into our customer`s value chain end-to-end is one of our key advantages that allows us to develop innovative solutions.”

About Chrysos Corporation

Chrysos combines science and software to create technology solutions for the global mining industry. With staff across Australia, North America and Africa, its team of scientists, engineers and industry specialists blends innovation, technical expertise and superior customer service to create cutting-edge assay technologies that deliver the crucial operational data customers need to achieve better business outcomes. For more information, visit or email

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification company. We are recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer, and more interconnected world. Visit or email for more information.