Mineral Services is an internationally respected consulting company and laboratory that specialises in providing expert services to the exploration and mining industry. The company operates out of offices in Vancouver, Canada (Mineral Services Canada) and Cape Town, South Africa.
Mineral Services has considerable experience in all phases of exploration and evaluation of primary diamond deposits (kimberlites and lamproites), from area selection for the initiation of grassroots projects to full participation in feasibility studies and geological support during mining operations. In addition, we have extensive experience in the evaluation of marine and alluvial diamond deposits which allows us to offer a range of professional services to this sector of the diamond industry. The company’s diamond exploration laboratory has established a reputation as an international leader in this sector and provides high quality mineralogical and analytical services from its facilities in Cape Town, South Africa.
Mineral Services taps into a diverse network of knowledge, skills and experience. The Group’s chairman, Dr John Gurney, is a recognised international leader in diamond research and has pioneered technology that is today extensively used in exploration and evaluation projects worldwide. The staff and associates of the MS Group include geologists, geochemists and geophysicists, specialists in GIS and information technology, mineral sorters, analysts and technicians. The Group also maintains close links with a network of industry and academic specialists. The team is backed by an infrastructure that includes modern computer systems and software, proprietary evaluation techniques, a worldwide kimberlite database, comprehensive geographical information systems and the field equipment and logistical experience required to efficiently undertake exploration and evaluation programmes in remote areas.
Mineral Services has worked with a wide range of companies involved in diamond exploration and mining, from the Canadian Arctic to sub-Saharan Africa. The company played a key role in the discovery and evaluation of the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada and continues today as a consultant in ongoing feasibility studies for expansions to the mine.
In addition to diamonds, we offer services relating to other commodities including uranium, gold, rare earth elements and base metals. Mineral Services was integrally involved in the discovery of two significant high-grade uranium deposits in the Athabasca basin of Saskatchewan, Canada, and currently manages ongoing targeting and evaluation work on one of these properties.