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Bondar-Clegg U NADNC
Uranium analysis of the till samples was performed using a neutron activation method with delayed neutron counting (U NADNC). The analyses were performed by Bondar-Clegg Laboratories, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- U detection limit: 0.5 ppm
Uranium was determined using a neutron activation method with delayed neutron counting. A detailed description of the method is provided by Boulanger et al. (1975). In brief, a 1 gram sample is weighed into a 7 dram polyethylene vial, capped and sealed. The irradiation is provided by the Slowpoke reactor with an operating flux of 10** 12 neutrons/sq cm/sec. The samples are pneumatically transferred from an automatic loader to the reactor, where each sample is irradiated for 60 seconds. After irradiation, the sample is again transferred pneumatically to the counting facility where after a 10 second delay the sample is counted for 60 seconds with six BF3 detector tubes embedded in paraffin. Following counting, the samples are automatically ejected into a shielded storage container. Calibration is carried out twice a day as a minimum, using natural materials of known uranium concentration.
Boulanger, A., Evans, D.J.R. and Raby, B.F. (1975). Uranium analysis by neutron activation delayed neutron counting. Proc. of the 7th Annual Symp of Canadian Mineral Analysts, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sept 22-23, 1975.
Sample material: solid
Sample weight: 1000 milligrams
|Index||Method Order||Method ID||Quantity||Detection Limit|
Associated Analytical Packages:
|Index||Package ID||Package Name|
|1||49||Bondar Clegg INAA + AAS + HY-AAS + F ISE + Hg-CVAAS + U NADNC + LOI|
|2||57||Bondar Clegg AAS, U NADNC, As col|
|3||309||Bondar Clegg (NGR BC stream sediment) AAS (8+6), Ba (XRF), CVAAS (Hg), W, LOI, F, U(10**12)|
|4||421||Bondar Clegg (NGR lake sediment) AAS 8+6+Ba (HCLO4 only)), CVAAS (Hg),W, LOI, F, U(10**12)|
|5||422||Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment) AAS (8+6), Ba (HClO4 only), CVAAS (Hg), W, LOI, F, U(10**12)|
|6||423||Bondar Clegg (NGR lake sediment) AAS (8+5), CVAAS (Hg), LOI, F, U(10**12)|
|7||426||Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment) AAS (8+6), DCP (Ba), CVAAS (Hg), W, LOI, F, U|
|8||427||Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment) AAS(8+6), DCP (Ba), CV(Hg), COL (W), LOI at 500°C, F, U|
|9||429||Bondar Clegg (NGR lake sediment) AAS (8+5), CV(Hg), LOI at 500C, F, U - 10**12 flux|
|10||439||Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment) AAS(8+6), CV(Hg), LOI, F, U|
|11||440||Bondar Clegg (NGR lake sediment) AAS (8+3+(Mo+V: 2.5 ml conc)), CVAAS (Hg), LOI, F, U(10**12)|
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