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HomeMiningAnalytical ServicesGeochemistryTrace ElementsRadioactive & Rare Earth Element Analysis
SGS has extensive experience with the following analyses:
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) can be used for REE. The packages are:
Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and ICP-MS can be used for uranium and thorium. Packages are:
The following analytical packages are specifically designed for uranium exploration and are offered at designated SGS sites.
IMS14B36 elements by 3:1 aqua regia / ICP-MSSuitable for soils and sediments with soluble mineralizationElements and Ranges (see our Geochem Analysis Guide)
52 elements by 3:1 aqua regia / ICP-AES and ICP-MSSuitable for soils and sediments with soluble mineralizationElements and Ranges (see our Geochem Analysis Guide)
Uranium in Low Mineralized Soils using the MMI-ME TechnologyMMI-ME
Up to 55 elements Pb isotopes can be added upon request Elements and Limits (see our Geochem Analysis Guide)
Uranium in Moderately Mineralized Samples by Multi-Acid Digest (Near Total)ICM40B49 elements by 4 acid digest and ICP-AES / ICP-MSSuitable for rocks with oxide mineralization Elements and Ranges (see our Geochem Analysis Guide)
Uranium in Highly Mineralized Samples by Fusion and ICP-MSIMS95A31 trace elements by lithium metaborate / ICP-MSHigh temperature fusion to dissolve resistant minerals (such as apatite, zircon, monazite and sphene) Elements and Ranges (see our Geochem Analysis Guide)
Uranium in Highly Mineralized Samples by Pressed Pellet or Fusion and XRF (Total) XRF75FPressed pellet with internal standardRange for U (0.002 – 3) %Additional elements As, Sb, Sn, Ta, Th, W
XRF76BBorate fusion with internal standard Range for U (0.01 – 100 %) Additional elements may be requested
SGS provides you with support as a strategic partner and technical advisor. Our experts provide the analysis and guidance you need to make well-informed exploration decisions for your radioactive or rare earth element project. Partner with us and benefit from our unique depth and breadth of expertise and experience.