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2009

GSC-Northern pXRF measurements on archived drill core samples

Type: field site measurement



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Bundle Description

Between 2009 and 2015, a large number of drill core samples were analysed at the GSC’s Tunney’s Pasture sample archive facility using a portable XRF instrument.  The drill cores had been collected over several years as part of a hydrogeochemical research project.

Sample Classification (Analytical)

IndexSample CountSurveySample TypePrep Lab MaterialControl RefUnknown SourceDuplicates count
816     Control Reference Unspecified Yes  No 
720  Kinburn borehole (more) Sediment Drill core: <63 µm fraction; 2cm interval No  No  720 
120  Spiritwood borehole (more) Sediment Drill core: unprocessed sediment No  No 
58  Spiritwood borehole (more) Sediment Drill core: <63 µm fraction; 2cm interval No  No 
230  Nanaimo boreholes (more) Sediment Drill core: <63 µm fraction No  No 
615  Greater Toronto boreholes (more) Sediment Drill core: <63 µm fraction No  No 

Analytical Package Description

Laboratory: GSC: Geological Survey of Canada personnel, in the field

Name: pXRF “Mining” and “Soil” modes; full suites (more)

Portable XRF measurements, made in the field, using the instrument in both "soil" (optimized for element concentrations <1 wt. %; 10 elements measured) and "mining" (optimized for concentrations >1 wt. %; 9 elements measured) modes.

The full range of measured concentrations is reported (33 in soil mode; 40 in mining mode)

Analytical Suites:

IndexName
1  pXRF (Mining Mode), 40 elements reported
2  pXRF (Soil Mode), 33 elements reported

Analytical Methods:

IndexColumn NameSuite OrderMethod OrderSuite RepeatQuantityUnitsDetermination Limit
1  Ag_pXRF_s    Ag  ppm 1  
2  As_pXRF_s    As  ppm 1  
3  Au_pXRF_s    Au  ppm 1  
4  Ba_pXRF_s    Ba  ppm 1  
5  Ca_pXRF_s    Ca  ppm 1  
6  Cd_pXRF_s    Cd  ppm 1  
7  Co_pXRF_s    Co  ppm 1  
8  Cr_pXRF_s    Cr  ppm 1  
9  Cs_pXRF_s    As  ppm 1  
10  Cu_pXRF_s  10    As  ppm 1  
11  Fe_pXRF_s  11    Fe  ppm 1  
12  Hg_pXRF_s  12    Hg  ppm 1  
13  K_pXRF_s  13    K  ppm 1  
14  Mn_pXRF_s  14    Mn  ppm 1  
15  Mo_pXRF_s  15    Mo  ppm 1  
16  Ni_pXRF_s  16    Ni  ppm 1  
17  Pb_pXRF_s  17    Pb  ppm 1  
18  Pd_pXRF_s  18    Pd  ppm 1  
19  Rb_pXRF_s  19    Rb  ppm 0.5  
20  S_pXRF_s  20    S  ppm 1  
21  Sb_pXRF_s  21    Sb  ppm 1  
22  Sc_pXRF_s  22    Sc  ppm 1  
23  Se_pXRF_s  23    Se  ppm 1  
24  Sn_pXRF_s  24    Sn  ppm 1  
25  Sr_pXRF_s  25    Sr  ppm 0.5  
26  Te_pXRF_s  26    Te  ppm 1  
27  Th_pXRF_s  27    Th  ppm 1  
28  Ti_pXRF_s  28    Ti  ppm 1  
29  U_pXRF_s  29    U  ppm 1  
30  V_pXRF_s  30    V  ppm 1  
31  W_pXRF_s  31    W  ppm 1  
32  Zn_pXRF_s  32    Zn  ppm 1  
33  Zr_pXRF_s  33    Zr  ppm 0.5  
34  Ag_pXRF_m    Ag  ppm 1  
35  Al_pXRF_m    Al  ppm 1  
36  As_pXRF_m    As  ppm 1  
37  Au_pXRF_m    Au  ppm 1  
38  Ba_pXRF_m    Ba  ppm 1  
39  Bi_pXRF_m    Bi  ppm 1  
40  Ca_pXRF_m    Ca  ppm 1  
41  Cd_pXRF_m    Cd  ppm 1  
42  Ce_pXRF_m    Ce  ppm 1  
43  Cl_pXRF_m  10    Cl  ppm 1  
44  Co_pXRF_m  11    Co  ppm 1  
45  Cr_pXRF_m  12    Cr  ppm 1  
46  Cu_pXRF_m  13    Cu  ppm 1  
47  Fe_pXRF_m  14    Fe  ppm 1  
48  K_pXRF_m  15    K  ppm 1  
49  La_pXRF_m  16    La  ppm 1  
50  Mg_pXRF_m  17    Mg  ppm 1  
51  Mn_pXRF_m  18    Mn  ppm 1  
52  Mo_pXRF_m  19    Mo  ppm 1  
53  Nb_pXRF_m  20    Nb  ppm 1  
54  Nd_pXRF_m  21    Nd  ppm 1  
55  Ni_pXRF_m  22    Ni  ppm 1  
56  P_pXRF_m  23    P  ppm 1  
57  Pb_pXRF_m  24    Pb  ppm 1  
58  Pr_pXRF_m  25    Pr  ppm 1  
59  Rb_pXRF_m  26    Rb  ppm 1  
60  S_pXRF_m  27    S  ppm 1  
61  Sb_pXRF_m  28    Sb  ppm 1  
62  Se_pXRF_m  29    Se  ppm 1  
63  Si_pXRF_m  30    Si  ppm 1  
64  Sn_pXRF_m  31    Sn  ppm 1  
65  Sr_pXRF_m  32    Sr  ppm 1  
66  Th_pXRF_m  33    Th  ppm 1  
67  Ti_pXRF_m  34    Ti  ppm 1  
68  U_pXRF_m  35    U  ppm 1  
69  V_pXRF_m  36    V  ppm 1  
70  W_pXRF_m  37    W  ppm 1  
71  Y_pXRF_m  38    Y  ppm 1  
72  Zn_pXRF_m  39    Zn  ppm 1  
73  Zr_pXRF_m  40    Zr  ppm 1  
74  Bal_pXRF_m  41    Balance  ppm 0.1  
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