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GSC ICP-MS (110 trace elements)



Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) analysis of 110 trace elements was performed on the till samples.  The analyses were performed by the Geological Survey of Canada Analytical Chemistry Laboratory in Ottawa, Ontario.

General Methodology:

Method ICPMS-1 1 0 Determinations are based on the total dissolution of the sample using nitric, perchloric and hydrofluoric acids followed by a lithium metaborate fusion of any residual material.  A total of 1.0 grams of sample is required for analysis.

Instrumentation: Perkin Elmer/Sciex ELAN 5000 Mass Spectrometer

(Description taken from New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File 99-10)

Instrument:

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated


Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Spectroscopy >> Mass >> ICP-MS

Children

None


Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> Acid + Fusion

Children

Borate/HNO3 | Na2O2-HNO3


Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  3892     Ag_ICPMS  0.1
2  3893     Bi_ICPMS  0.5
3  3894     Cd_ICPMS  0.2
4  3895     Cs_ICPMS  0.02
5  3896     Ga_ICPMS  0.1
6  3897     Hf_ICPMS  0.05
7  3898     In_ICPMS  0.05
8  3899     Mo_ICPMS  0.2
9  3900     Nb_ICPMS  0.05
10  10  3901     Pb_ICPMS  2
11  11  3902     Rb_ICPMS  0.05
12  12  3903     Sn_ICPMS  0.5
13  13  3904     Ta_ICPMS  0.2
14  14  3905     Th_ICPMS  0.02
15  15  3906     Tl_ICPMS  0.02
16  16  3907     U_ICPMS  0.02
17  17  3908     Zr_ICPMS  0.5

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  119     GSC ICP-AES + ICP-MS
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