Aqua Regia With ICP-MS Finish
Method selection can be key to achieving exploration success. Sample type, target commodity, and pathfinder elements should all be considered when selecting the most appropriate method for your project. Aqua regia is an excellent exploration tool for various deposit types that involve gold, silver and base metals hosted in sulfide and carbonate minerals.
Single Elements by Aqua Regia
Aqua Regia With ICP-AES Finish
Four Acid Digestion With ICP-AES Finish
Resistive Elements By Fusion
Loss On Ignition
Conductivity pH and Acid Insolubles
Four Acid Digestion With ICP-MS Finish
Four acid digestion quantitatively dissolves nearly all minerals in the majority of geological materials. However, barite, rare earth oxides, columbite-tantalite, and titanium, tin and tungsten minerals may not be fully digested. Despite the potentially incomplete digestion of REEs, the leachable portion of these elements may hold important exploration vectoring information and can be chosen as an add-on.
Portable XRF for Lithogeochemistry
Single Elements by Four Acid
Intermediate Level Aqua Regia
These packages can be used as an economical alternative to analyzing low grade ore or samples with known mineralization. Data reported from an aqua regia digestion should be considered as representing only the leachable portion of the particular analyte.
Intermediate Level Four Acid Digestion
These packages can be used as an economical alternative to analyzing low grade ore or samples with known mineralization. Four acid digestions are able to dissolve most minerals, but not all elements are quantitatively extracted in some samples.
Pb Isotope Ratios For Exploration
These methods may be used to date the ages of specific minerals, hydrothermal alteration events, and emplacement of volcanic-plutonic units. Age constraints on important events can help refine the deposit model and identify alteration that did not contribute to mineralization.