The unique chemical properties of gold, silver, and the platinum group elements pose challenges in geochemical analysis. They often occur heterogeneously in geological materials, at scales ranging from micron-sized inclusion in minerals to large nuggets. As a result, large analytical charge weights are required to accurately represent content in the overall sample.
ALS has decades of expertise in reliable and reproducible precious metals analysis at parts per billion to percent levels. A range of decomposition and measurement options are available to suit any sample type from regional exploration through to concentrates and bullion.
Samples can be submitted to any ALS Geochemistry facility. If there is not a facility conveniently located, please contact us for guidance on submitting samples via courier. To obtain the address of the facility you would like to submit samples to please contact your local client services team.
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