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1997

Petitcodiac, NB till samples (Allaby, NBDNRE), 63 micron size fraction – INAA + ICP-AES + Hg ICP-AES FIMS

Type: lab data



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Geochemical results of till samples surveyed in the Petitcodiac region of southeastern New Brunswick are presented.  This area of New Brunswick corresponds to NTS map sheet 21H/14.

The basal till fractions (< 63 micron) were analysed for 35 trace elements using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and for 19 trace elements using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).  Hg was analysed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (Hg ICP-AES) using cold vapour flow injection mercury system (FIMS).  The analyses were performed by Activation (Actlabs) Labs Ltd., Ancaster, Ontario.

The analytical data were obtained from the ActLabs report provided by Toon Pronk in October 2006.  The data are consistent with Allaby’s MSc thesis.  Mistakes and omissions in the Excel spreadsheet compilation of Fundy Model Forest data are corrected.

The data are published in New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File 2000-8.

Sample Classification (Analytical)

IndexSample CountSurveySample TypePrep Lab MaterialControl RefUnknown SourceDuplicates count
10     Control Reference Unspecified Yes  No 
288  Till sampling, NTS 21H/14 (Petitcodiac), southeastern New Brunswick, 1993 and 1997. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No  20 

Analytical Package Description

Laboratory: Activation Laboratories Limited, Ancaster, Ontario

Name: ActLabs INAA + ICP-AES + Hg   ICP-AES + FIMS (more)

Till samples were dry sieved using an 8 inch sieve shaker. The <63 µm fraction was analysed for 35 trace elements using enhanced instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and for19 trace elements using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) following a 4-acid digestion. Mercury analysis was done by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (Hg ICP-AES) using cold vapour flow injection mercury System (FIMS). The analyses were performed by ActLabs Ltd. in Ancaster, Ontario

Analytical Suites:

IndexName
1  ActLabs INAA (35 elements; Rb:15; Cr:5; Se:3)
2  ActLabs ICP-AES (19 elements; 4-acid)
3  ActLabs Hg ICP-AES FIMS

Analytical Methods:

IndexColumn NameSuite OrderMethod OrderSuite RepeatQuantityUnitsDetermination Limit
1  Ag_INA    Ag  ppm 5  
2  As_INA    As  ppm 0.5  
3  Au_INA    Au  ppb 2  
4  Ba_INA    Ba  ppm 50  
5  Br_INA    Br  ppm 0.5  
6  Ca_INA    Ca  percent 1  
7  Ce_INA    Ce  ppm 3  
8  Co_INA    Co  ppm 1  
9  Cr_INA    Cr  ppm 5  
10  Cs_INA  10    Cs  ppm 1  
11  Eu_INA  11    Eu  ppm 0.2  
12  Fe_INA  12    Fe  percent 0.01  
13  Hf_INA  13    Hf  ppm 1  
14  Hg_INA  14    Hg  ppm 1  
15  Ir_INA  15    Ir  ppb 5  
16  La_INA  16    La  ppm 0.5  
17  Lu_INA  17    Lu  ppm 0.05  
18  Mo_INA  18    Mo  ppm 1  
19  Na_INA  19    Na  percent 0.01  
20  Nd_INA  20    Nd  ppm 5  
21  Ni_INA  21    Ni  ppm 20  
22  Rb_INA  22    Rb  ppm 15  
23  Sb_INA  23    Sb  ppm 0.1  
24  Sc_INA  24    Sc  ppm 0.1  
25  Se_INA  25    Se  ppm 3  
26  Sm_INA  26    Sm  ppm 0.1  
27  Sn_INA  27    Sn  ppm 100  
28  Sr_INA  28    Sr  ppm 500  
29  Ta_INA  29    Ta  ppm 0.5  
30  Tb_INA  30    Tb  ppm 0.5  
31  Th_INA  31    Th  ppm 0.2  
32  U_INA  32    U  ppm 0.5  
33  W_INA  33    W  ppm 1  
34  Yb_INA  34    Yb  ppm 0.2  
35  Zn_INA  35    Zn  ppm 50  
36  Wt_INA  36    Wt  grams  
37  Ag_ICPES    Ag  ppm 0.4  
38  Al_ICPES    Al  percent 0.01  
39  Be_ICPES    Be  ppm 2  
40  Bi_ICPES    Bi  ppm 5  
41  Ca_ICPES    Ca  percent 0.01  
42  Cd_ICPES    Cd  ppm 0.5  
43  Cu_ICPES    Cu  ppm 1  
44  K_ICPES    K  percent 0.01  
45  Mg_ICPES    Mg  percent 0.01  
46  Mn_ICPES  10    Mn  ppm 1  
47  Mo_ICPES  11    Mo  ppm 2  
48  Ni_ICPES  12    Ni  ppm 1  
49  P_ICPES  13    P  percent 0.001  
50  Pb_ICPES  14    Pb  ppm 4  
51  Sr_ICPES  15    Sr  ppm 1  
52  Ti_ICPES  16    Ti  percent 0.01  
53  V_ICPES  17    V  ppm 2  
54  Y_ICPES  18    Y  ppm 2  
55  Zn_ICPES  19    Zn  ppm 1  
56  Hg_ICPES    Hg  ppb 5  
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