Geochemical testing for the minerals exploration industry.

The advent of sensitive, rapid throughput instrumentation has revolutionised exploration geochemistry in the last two decades. Large multi-element packages with detection limits commensurate with crustal abundances of the analytes are available at Intertek for Total Quality Assurance exploration purposes at affordable prices. A variety of digests are offered which include multi-purpose aqua regia, four acid "total" digests along with specialised biogeochemical and partial digests specifically for greenfields exploration.

Mineral sample decomposition:

One of the first considerations in choosing an exploration method is the decomposition technique to be employed. Sample decomposition techniques include acid digestion and fusions:

  • Aqua Regia Digestion
  • Multi-Acid Digestions
  • Trace Elements by XRF
  • Partial Digest Geochemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Hydrogeochemistry


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