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2006

Re-analysis of NB till samples (1H2), NBDNRE, 63 micron size fraction – INAA + ICP-AES + ICP-MS  

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232 till samples from surveys across New Brunswick were re-analysed in 2006.  The samples were analysed in an attempt to “level” the analytical data from numerous surveys which had been analysed previously by a variety of methods in different laboratories.

The samples were analysed for 7 trace elements using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and for 19 trace elements (including S, excluding Bi) using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).  The samples were analysed for 33 trace elements (no Ca, Sr) using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA).  The analyses (1H2 package) were performed by Activation (Actlabs) Labs Ltd., Ancaster, Ontario.

Sample Classification (Analytical)

IndexSample CountSurveySample TypePrep Lab MaterialControl RefUnknown SourceDuplicates count
20     Control Reference Unspecified Yes  No 
15  Till and soil sampling survey, NTS 21O/7 (Nepisiguit Lakes), north central New Brunswick, 1989. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
15  Till sampling survey, NTS 21O/3, northwestern New Brunswick, 1989. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
16  Till sampling survey, NTS 21G/12 (Forest City), 13 (Fosterville), southwest New Brunswick, 1990-1995. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
18  Till sampling survey, Canterbury area, NTS 21G/14 southwest New Brunswick, 1990-1991. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
16  Till sampling survey, NTS 21O/15, 22B/1, 2, northern New Brunswick, 1987-1988. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
16  Till sampling survey, NTS 21G/6, 7, southwestern New Brunswick, 2001-2002. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
43  Till sampling Survey, NTS 21O/11, 12, 13, 14, northwestern New Brunswick, 1999-2004. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
18  Till sampling survey, McAdam area, NTS 21G/11, southwest New Brunswick, 1991-1994. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
10  17  Till sampling survey, NTS 21O/10, northern New Brunswick, 1986. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
11  Till sampling survey, NTS 21G/3, southwest New Brunswick, 2002. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
12  13  Till sampling survey, NTS 21G/10, southwest New Brunswick, 2002. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
13  16  Till sampling survey, NTS 21O/9, northern New Brunswick, 1985. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
14  Till sampling survey, NTS 21G/2 (St. George), southwest New Brunswick, 2003. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
15  16  Till and soil sampling survey, NTS 21O/8 (California Lake), north central New Brunswick, 1990-1991. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
16  Till sampling survey, NTS 21O/6 (Sisson Branch Reservoir), northern New Brunswick, 2005. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 

Analytical Package Description

Laboratory: Activation Laboratories Limited, Ancaster, Ontario

Name: ActLabs (1H2) (v2) INAA + ICP-AES + ICP-MS (more)

Till samples were dry sieved using an 8 inch sieve shaker.  The <63 µm fraction was analysed for 33 trace elements (no Ca, Sr) using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and for 7 trace elements using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).  Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) was used to analyse 19 trace elements (including S, excluding Bi).  Ag, Mo, Ni and Zn were analysed by INAA at high concentrations and by ICP-AES at low concentrations.  Se was analysed by INAA at high concentrations and by ICP-MS at low concentrations.  Sn was analysed by both INAA and ICP-MS.  The analyses were performed by ActLabs Ltd. in Ancaster, Ontario.

Analytical Suites:

IndexName
1  ActLabs ICP-MS (7 elements; Tl:0.1)
2  ActLabs INAA (33 elements; no Ca, Sr)
3  ActLabs ICP-AES (19 elements; 4-acid; inc S, ex Bi)

Analytical Methods:

IndexColumn NameSuite OrderMethod OrderSuite RepeatQuantityUnitsDetermination Limit
1  Bi_ICPMS    Bi  ppm 0.1  
2  Ge_ICPMS    Ge  ppm 0.1  
3  In_ICPMS    In  ppm 0.2  
4  Se_ICPMS    Se  ppm 0.1  
5  Sn_ICPMS    Sn  ppm 1  
6  Te_ICPMS    Te  ppm 0.1  
7  Tl_ICPMS    Tl  ppm 0.1  
8  Ag_INA    Ag  ppm 5  
9  As_INA    As  ppm 0.5  
10  Au_INA    Au  ppb 2  
11  Ba_INA    Ba  ppm 50  
12  Br_INA    Br  ppm 0.5  
13  Ce_INA    Ce  ppm 3  
14  Co_INA    Co  ppm 1  
15  Cr_INA    Cr  ppm 2  
16  Cs_INA    Cs  ppm 1  
17  Eu_INA  10    Eu  ppm 0.2  
18  Fe_INA  11    Fe  percent 0.01  
19  Hf_INA  12    Hf  ppm 1  
20  Hg_INA  13    Hg  ppm 1  
21  Ir_INA  14    Ir  ppb 5  
22  La_INA  15    La  ppm 0.5  
23  Lu_INA  16    Lu  ppm 0.05  
24  Mo_INA  17    Mo  ppm 1  
25  Na_INA  18    Na  percent 0.01  
26  Nd_INA  19    Nd  ppm 5  
27  Ni_INA  20    Ni  ppm 20  
28  Rb_INA  21    Rb  ppm 15  
29  Sb_INA  22    Sb  ppm 0.1  
30  Sc_INA  23    Sc  ppm 0.1  
31  Se_INA  24    Se  ppm 3  
32  Sm_INA  25    Sm  ppm 0.1  
33  Sn_INA  26    Sn  ppm 100  
34  Ta_INA  27    Ta  ppm 0.5  
35  Tb_INA  28    Tb  ppm 0.5  
36  Th_INA  29    Th  ppm 0.2  
37  U_INA  30    U  ppm 0.5  
38  W_INA  31    W  ppm 1  
39  Yb_INA  32    Yb  ppm 0.2  
40  Zn_INA  33    Zn  ppm 50  
41  Wt_INA  34    Wt  grams  
42  Ag_ICPES    Ag  ppm 0.3  
43  Al_ICPES    Al  percent 0.01  
44  Be_ICPES    Be  ppm 1  
45  Ca_ICPES    Ca  percent 0.01  
46  Cd_ICPES    Cd  ppm 0.3  
47  Cu_ICPES    Cu  ppm 1  
48  K_ICPES    K  percent 0.01  
49  Mg_ICPES    Mg  percent 0.01  
50  Mn_ICPES    Mn  ppm 1  
51  Mo_ICPES  10    Mo  ppm 1  
52  Ni_ICPES  11    Ni  ppm 1  
53  P_ICPES  12    P  percent 0.001  
54  Pb_ICPES  13    Pb  ppm 3  
55  S_ICPES  14    S  percent 0.01  
56  Sr_ICPES  15    Sr  ppm 1  
57  Ti_ICPES  16    Ti  percent 0.01  
58  V_ICPES  17    V  ppm 2  
59  Y_ICPES  18    Y  ppm 1  
60  Zn_ICPES  19    Zn  ppm 1  
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