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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES & FEES Geochemistry
ALS GEOCHEMISTRY APP 2021track samples & receive alerts. Table of Contents
Mine Site Laboratory Services ...... 2 Advances in Gold Technology...... 3 Digital Solutions ...... 4 Hyperspectral Imaging & Processing...... 5
Core Services ...... 7 ALS CoreViewer™...... 7 Sample Submission...... 8 Storage ...... 8 Specific Gravity & Bulk Density...... 9 Sample Preparation Packages...... 9 Individual Sample Preparation Methods...... 10 pXRF on Prepared Pulps ...... 11
PRECIOUS METALS ANALYSIS
Gold by Fire Assay, Metallic Screening...... 13 Silver, Platinum Group Elements ...... 14 Gold Cyanidation, Process Samples, Bulk Leach Extractable Gold. . . 15 Super Trace Gold and Aqua Regia Multi-Element Methods...... 16 Precious Metals in Concentrates and Bullion...... 17
Four Acid Super Trace Analysis and Portable XRF for Lithogeochemistry. . . 19 Aqua Regia Super Trace Analysis...... 20 Halogen Analysis and Ionic Leach™ ...... 21 Hydrogeochemistry, Super Trace Au and Pathfinders...... 22 Biogeochemistry...... 23
Ultra Trace Methods ...... 25 Trace and Intermediate Level Methods...... 26 Halogens and Loss on Ignition...... 28 Isotopic Analysis and Geochronology...... 28
WHOLE ROCK, LITHOGEOCHEMISTRY, SULPHUR & CARBON. . . . . 30
SPECIFIC ORES AND COMMODITIES
Copper and Iron Ore...... 35 Bauxite, Laterites & Other Commodities ...... 36 Lithium...... 37 Uranium, Rare Earths, Uncommon Metals & Potash...... 38 Ore Grade Basemetals...... 39
ARD AND CONCENTRATES
Acid-Base Accounting ...... 42 Concentrate Methods & Industrial Minerals...... 43
ALS Mineralogy...... 44
Quality Accreditations ...... 45
Terms & Conditions ...... 46
Global Geochemistry Locations ...... 47
ALS reserves the right to alter listed prices at any time . ALS Geochemistry is the world’s most trusted testing service dedicated to high-value geologic data support for the exploration and mining community. ALS is committed to supplying verifiable, traceable, and defendable data using reliable testing methods and effective data-workflow solutions for our clients.
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PEOPLE CELEBRATING DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS Mine Site Laboratory Services
No matter how remote, on-site laboratories are digitally connected to the ALS lab network allowing for unparalleled monitoring .
Supply of mine site labs: Key features that set ALS’s laboratory information management system (LIMS) above competitors are: › Containerised preparation facilities › Global interconnectivity to allow for offsite quality › Customised analytical laboratories and management and oversight . methods › Webtrieve™ access for real-time tracking and monitoring . Core services in-lab or on-site: › Client specific Application Program Interfaces (API) to automate routine data transfer tasks. › Core sawing & sampling › Process Control Alerts™ to monitor routinely › Core photography collected and analysed samples . › Hyperspectral mapping & interpretation › Overlimit Alert™ for notifications when results trigger a user defined overlimit assay. › CoreViewer™ Partnering with ALS on a mine site laboratory project provides peace of mind that design, commissioning and daily laboratory operations will be completed to the high standards characteristic of ALS . Advances in Technology Fire Assay for Gold
ALS brings new, advanced technology to an › Consistent and low detection levels, down to 1 ppb Au ancient method . With the implementation of › Interference free and robust for variable sample matrices . in-house developed technology, significant › Applicable to all scales of projects from exploration to mining. precision and accuracy improvements have › Flexible capacity, easily scalable as demands change . been achieved . › Useful assays on fully pulverized samples that allows for additional analyses . Sample Detection › Reliable outcomes regardless of climate extremes or remoteness. ALS Method size (g) limit (ppm)
Au-ICP21 30 0.001
Au-ICP22 50 0.001
Au-AA23 30 0.005
Au-AA24 50 0.005
Au-AA25 30 0.01
Au-AA26 50 0.01
Unrivalled Detection Limits
ALS continues to lead the way with innovations in ICP-MS methodology to provide leading edge detection limits for gold and key pathfinder elements; allowing for superior discrimination of anomaly versus background.
Aqua Regia Au + Multi-element Methods with new, Lowest Detection Limits for Au from improved Industry Leading Detection Limits Cyanide Leach / ICP-MS
Detection Detection Methods Sample size (g) Analyte Methods Sample size (g) Analyte limits (ppm) limits (ppm)
Au 0.0001 Au-CN43™ 25 Au 0.00002 As 0.01 Au-CN44™ 50 AuME-ST43™ 25 Bi 0.0005 AuME-ST44™ 50 Re 0.0002 ALS’s lowest Au detection limit is possible due to the stability of Au-CN complexes coupled with ICP-MS Se 0.002 instrumentation optimised for Au sensitivity . Te 0.001 Tl 0.0005
Selected analytes listed . See page 16 for full multi-element listing .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 3 Digital Solutions to Simplify Your Life Build a bridge between Webtrieve™ and your data repository with a customised API (Application Program Interface) for routine data transfer.
Webtrieve™ ALS Webtrieve TM API Client App
› Real time data loading with no need to check for › Standardised workflow updated data . › Automated sample submittal directly to ALS . › Reduced requirement for production staff to load › Extra security for sensitive data new results .
An API is a software intermediary that makes it possible for application programs to interact with each other and share data.
Contact your local client services representative to arrange for a meeting to discuss options.
Sample tracking at your fingertips with the ALS Geochemistry App
Track samples and receive alerts with the ALS Geochemistry App that includes: › Process Control Alert™ where user-defined limits can be set up to Secure access monitor grade control, mill processing and environmental samples . An out of bound result prompts an alert so that the situation can be Custom alerts addressed quickly. › Overlimit Alert™ delivered by SMS and/or email when a sample triggers an overlimit assay . Results available graphically with overlimits highlighted . › Dashboard with workorder progress. › Geochem results, workorder info and mine control data. › Access to the Geochemistry Schedule of Services and Fees . › Lab locator and contact info .
DOWNLOAD ALS GEOCHEMISTRY APP <<< App Store | Google play >>> CUTTING EDGE Hyperspectral Imaging & Processing
TerraCore is the only company in the industry with commercially available LWIR spectral imaging as well as the standard VNIR & SWIR spectral range to deliver the full spectrum required for rock characterisation. Results are delivered via CoreViewer™ and IntelliCore® .
CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE
Core cleaning, core box preparation, and labour may be Various By Quotation provided by ALS or TerraCore .
COREIM-10 VNIR-SWIR or SWIR hyperspectral imaging of core boxes $8.50 / foot COREIM-11 and chip trays using TerraCore Core Imaging Systems . $27.65 / metre COREIM-12 Pricing applies to in-lab services . $7.65 / chip sample
COREIM-10L LWIR and VNIR-SWIR hyperspectral imaging of core boxes $11.35 / foot COREIM-11L and chip trays using TerraCore Core Imaging Systems . $37.35 / metre COREIM-12L Pricing applies to in-lab services . $10.75 / chip sample
*Minimum charge of $8775 .00
Skeletonised core boxes have custom pricing. Please enquire. *Chip trays must be black plastic. ALS can transfer samples to black trays for a fee. Services include high resolution true colour RGB core photographs, mineral assemblage maps and spectral parameters as image displays, numerical mineralogical parameters and products averaged over 10cm intervals across the length of the core .
Sample tracking at your fingertips with the ALS Geochemistry App aiSIRIS™ by AusSpec brings a generational leap forward in AI interpretation of TerraSpec® spectral data . Systematic collection of spectral data on dry, coarse crushed rock and drill core can be easily integrated with existing workflows with routine interpretation enabling delivery of large volumes at fast turnaround times .
CODE DESCRIPTION DELIVERABLES PRICE PER SAMPLE
An economical package combining TerraSpec® 4 HR scanning and TM aiSIRIS expert spectral interpretation. Raw spectral files in ASD or ASCII format, and 300 samples HYP-PKG spreadsheet with mineral assemblages and $8.65 The value of hyperspectral mineralogy in exploration and geometallurgy minimum* increases substantially with larger sample volumes . Discounts are spectral parameters related to the project geology . available for large submittals covering entire drilling campaigns .
Rapid and accurate interpretation of hyperspectral scans by the aiSIRIS™ Spreadsheet with mineral assemblages and spectral 300 samples INTERP-11 $5.25 expert software. parameters related to the project geology . minimum*
Spectral scan using the TerraSpec® 4 HR spectrometer . Crushed reject or Raw spectral files in T R SP E C-20 $6.25 RC chips are recommended as the optimal sample type . ASD or ASCII format .
*Discounts may apply for higher volumes of samples .
The original ASD files as well as the More information about aiSIRIS™, aiSIRIS™ output are reported on every Contact client services to arrange for TerraSpec® and TerraCore can be obtained access to the aiSIRIStm App. sample for one-to-one comparison . from any ALS client services group.
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 5 Sample Preparation
Sample preparation is designed to produce a representative, homogenous sub-sample from the original raw sample. Many variations on the methods and packages in the following pages are available, and sample preparation schemes can be customised to suit any particular project requirement. We have a wide range of expertise available within ALS to help you with any questions you might have.
Samples may be submitted to any of the locations listed on the back pages of this schedule. We can also offer advice on shipping to any of our laboratories by ground, air cargo and air express.
Sample submission forms are available online from alsglobal.com and on request. Core Services CODE DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE PRICE / UNIT
Our Core Services encompass LOG-COREBX Log in core box for processing. $2.40 /box core handling and warehouse $15.10 /m management, core sawing and SAW-01 Automated high speed core sawing . sampling, and core photography, Cut sheet/details provided by client . SAW-01FT $4.60 /ft all within secure and comfortable logging facilities . They may be $19.30 /m SAWM-01 Manual sawing for friable core . bundled in any combination at Cut sheet/details provided by client . SAWM-01FT $5.90 /ft ALS facilities or on-site at your project as needed . These prices Sampling core based on client instructions . SAM-COR01 $6.15 /sample reflect in-lab services; for custom Includes bagging sample for further preparation . on-site quotes, please contact Surcharge for friable core . Sampling core based on client instructions . Includes minesitelab@alsglobal com. . SAM-COR01F $8.45 /sample bagging sample for further preparation . Our highly-trained core sawing technicians use state of the art Daily rental of secure core logging facilities LOG-COR10 $94.50 /day computerised saws for precision with full spectrum lights and other amenities . cutting of most rock types. Friable High resolution core photography. Delivery via secure file transfer or ALS core may be sawn manually to PHO-WET CoreViewer™ (see below) . Core may be photographed wet or dry based on client $6.95 /box PHO-DRY preserve material in the interval . preference and requirements .
™ Photo archive, core logging support tool, CoreViewer and data integration platform. Integration with major 3D modelling software.
CoreViewerTM is a fast and secure core photo archive, Continuous core logging support tool, and data integration platform depth-registered accessible over the web via computers and touch-screen downhole core image tablets. strips
Using core photos taken by ALS or provided Fast & secure by you over a secure connection, we create connection continuous depth-registered downhole core image strips. The box photos and core strips are available to you through CoreViewerTM, where you can search for specific intervals and graph any kind of downhole geochemical, mineralogical, or geophysical data for comparison against the images.
Your core photos can be accessed in perpetuity using your secure WebtrieveTM login. For those companies using acQuire GIM Suite, CoreViewerTM is available right inside the acQuire Search Neo application, correlated with drill holes and all associated Graph downhole for specific geochemical, intervals information in the database. mineralogical, or geophysical TM CoreViewer also integrates with major 3D modelling data software, including Sequent Leapfrog Geo, Maptek Vulcan and Micromine for deep investigation and verification of exploration, resource and geometallurgical models.
CODE PRC-PHOCLW & PRC-PHOCLD | PRICE $6.60/box
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 7 Sample CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Submission Workorder/administration fee applied Single charge for each batch of BAT-01 $40.70 /processed batch Confidence and security in the per processing batch . samples processed . chain of custody for your samples as they pass through our system Samples received with barcode labels attached to sample bag . are paramount . Your samples are LOG-21 $0.75 Multi-part barcoded sample tags may given a barcode and logged into Weigh raw sample and log into be purchased from your local lab . our proprietary global laboratory global tracking system. information management system Samples received without LOG-22 $1.45 on receipt . We encourage clients barcode labels attached . to barcode samples prior to Pulps received with barcode labels Weigh pulp and log into global sending them to our laboratories . LOG-23 $0.75 attached to sample bag . tracking system. At least one out of Our system will accommodate all every 50 samples is selected major barcode formats . at random for routine QC tests (LOG- Pulps received without barcode labels LOG-24 QC). The default specification is 85% $1.45 attached . passing 75 microns . Sample pick-up Levy for disposal of all types of Required for relevant samples in LEV-01 $1.05 services laboratory waste . certain jurisdictions . May be arranged from any of Required for relevant samples Quarantine charge. our locations. Please contact imported into Australia . QAR-01 AQIS-approved heat treatment $1.20 your nearest ALS office and Additional charges apply for and storage . mention code PKP-21 . samples over 500g .
Sample Storage CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Materials submitted for analysis STO-REJ Monthly archive of coarse rejects . Longer term archiving of coarse $0.85 > 45 days are retained free of charge at our STO-BLK Monthly archive of pulps >250g . rejects and large pulps . laboratories for a limited time, Longer term storage of master starting from the day we issue STO-PUL Monthly archive of pulps <250g . $0.45 > 90 days pulps . the final Certificate of Analysis. Monthly archive of screening reject Longer term storage of screening Reasonable monthly charges will STO-SCR $0.45 > 45 days fractions . reject fractions . apply to samples archived for Handling and retrieval of archived longer periods in our facilities . ALS RET-21 Stored samples . By Quotation sample storage facilities provide a samples . secure and organised environment DIS-21 Disposal of pulps and coarse fractions . Pulps and coarse fractions . By Quotation protected from the elements, and all archive locations are included RTN-21 Return of samples to client . Returned samples . By Quotation in the laboratory tracking system.
8 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Specific Gravity CODE DESCRIPTION RANGE PRICE PER SAMPLE & Bulk Density OA-GRA08 Specific Gravity on solid objects. Reported as a ratio . $16.15 Specific Gravity on pulps using OA-GRA08b Reported as a ratio . $16.40 Specific gravity and bulk density pycnometer . of ores are important parameters OA-GRA09 Bulk Density by water displacement. 0 .01 – 20g/cm3 $15.25 that are often under-characterised Bulk Density after wax coating OA-GRA09A 0 .01 – 20g/cm3 $24.25 in the determination of grade and (wax removal not included). tonnage of deposits .
Drill Core, Rocks CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Used as a preliminary step before fine and Chips $3.45 crushing of larger sample sizes . No Coarse crushing of rock chip and drill Preparation CRU-21 QC is performed for this method. If QC + $0.70 /kg samples . if required request CRU-21q for >70% Packages passing 6mm .
All packages include sample login Crush to 70% less than 2mm, riffle split off $9.20 to the laboratory tracking system PREP-31* 250g, pulverise split to better than 85% + $0.95 /kg and weighing. Excessively wet passing 75 microns . samples may require additional Crusher/rotary splitter combo - Crush to $9.20 drying for a surcharge . It is very 70% less than 2mm, rotary split off 250g, PREP-31Y* helpful to advise us of mineralised pulverise split to better than 85% passing + $0.95 /kg samples that may require special 75 microns . Drill core, rock and chip samples. equipment cleaning cycles . Crush to 70% less than 2mm, riffle split $10.65 PREP-31B* off 1kg, pulverise split to better than 85% + $0.95 /kg passing 75 microns .
Crusher/rotary splitter combo - Crush to $10.65 PREP-31BY* 70% less than 2mm, rotary split off 1kg, + $0.95 /kg pulverise split to better than 85% passing
Crush to 90% less than 2mm, riffle split Drill core and rocks containing high- $16.70 PREP-31D* off 1kg, pulverise split to better than 85% grade or coarse gold and/or silver . passing 75 microns . + $2.35 /kg
Coarse crush sample, pulverise entire Drill core, rock and chip samples up $12.15 PREP-22* sample to better than 85% passing to 3kg. + $0.40 /kg 75 microns .
Crush to >70% less than 2mm, riffle split, $13.75 PREP-32* pulverise 1.5kg to 85% passing Drill core, rock and chip samples. + $1.30 /kg 75 microns . * Packages with common split size and particle fineness are listed. Please contact your local client services for alternatives.
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 9 Individual Drying Sample CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Drying of excessively wet samples in Default drying procedure for most rock $3.10 Preparation DRY-21 Procedures drying ovens . chip and drill samples . + $0.70 /kg Drying of excessively wet samples in Most soil and sediment samples that are $3.25 The following procedures DRY-22 drying ovens that are controlled to a analysed for volatile elements . + $0.75 /kg can be used either maximum temperature of 60ºC. separately or combined $3.25 DRY-23 Air-drying of samples . Selective Leach procedures and others . in a package in order + $0.75 /kg to meet specific needs regarding sample size and Crushing composition . Most of these procedures are charged at a CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE PER SAMPLE rate that is based on sample Used as a preliminary step before fine crushing of larger sample sizes . No weight . Coarse crushing of rock chip and drill $3.45 CRU-21 QC is performed for this method. If QC samples . + $0.70 /kg Multiple screen sizes and if required request CRU-21q for >70% screening methods are passing 6mm available . Please contact Standard preparation procedure for Fine crushing of rock chip and drill samples $3.45 your local client services CRU-31 samples where a representative split will to 70% passing 2mm. + $0.65 /kg group for options . be pulverised . Fine crushing of rock chip and drill samples $3.85 CRU-36 Option for when a finer crush is desired. to 85% passing 2mm. + $1.25 /kg Fine crushing of rock chip and drill samples $4.55 CRU-32 Option for when a finer crush is desired. to 90% passing 2mm. + $1.45 /kg Note: Methods with common fineness requirements listed. Additional options available. Splitting
CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE PER SAMPLE
$2.30 SPL-21* Split sample using a riffle splitter. Standard splitting procedure . + $0.50 /kg
$3.50 SPL-22* Split sample using a rotary splitter . + $1.15 /kg Rotary splitting procedure . Split sample using a Boyd crusher/rotary $2.30 SPL-22Y splitter combination . + $0.50 /kg Split a received pulp sample for SPL-34 Pulp splitting procedure . $0.85 various analysis . *Note: For sample splitting and return or archive without analysis add suffix X to the codes above. Additional costs are incurred. Pulverising
CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Pulverise a split or total sample up to Default procedure for samples that are PUL-31* $5.30 A variety of different 250g to 85% passing 75 microns. finely crushed and split to 250g or less. pulverising bowls made Pulverise a 1,000g split to 85% passing PUL-32* $7.75 of diverse media are 75 microns . Large sample size to mitigate available on request . All ALS Pulverise a 1,000g split to 90% passing nugget effect . PUL-32a* $9.20 equipment is standardised 75 microns . as low Cr-steel, however, Pulverise entire sample to 85% passing PUL-21* Appropriate for samples up to 3kg. $12.55 substitution of bowls may 75 microns . be required when specific Pulverise up to 3kg to 85% passing 75 element contamination is microns. For samples >3kg additional costs PUL-23* $9.20 a concern. Bowls available are incurred to split the sample prior to include tungsten carbide, pulverising and retaining the remainder . Appropriate for RC drill chip agate and zirconium . Pulverise up to 3kg to 85% passing 75 samples not requiring crushing . microns. For samples >3kg an additional PUL-24* $9.20 cost is incurred to split the sample prior to pulverising . The remainder is discarded .
Pulverise up to 100g concentrate sample Cost includes careful cleaning of the PUL-51* $29.15 Other options are available to 85% passing 75 microns. pulverizing bowl after grinding . for all stages of sample Pulverise 200g to 85% passing 75 preparation. Please contact PUL-34* Applicable for high grade material . $29.15 microns . ALS with your specific requirements. * Surcharges may apply to samples requiring excessively long pulverisation times required for some sample types.
10 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Soil & Sediment CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Preparation Dry at <60°C/140°F, sieve sample to -180 micron (80 mesh) . Retain both fractions . $2.05 /sample PREP-41 Package Application: Soil or sediment samples . +$3.20 /kg Drying temperature is kept low to avoid the loss of mercury .
Clay Separation CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Separation of the -10 micron fraction from soils . The clay fraction in soils acts as a SCR-CLAY $29.50 trap for elements migrating to the Minimum 300g of sieved soil required. surface from depth, and may be Note: Clay samples may require drying and screening (-180 micron or -106 micron) prior to clay separation on the minus fraction . Please discuss suitable options for your program with local client services staff . used to enhance subtle anomalies .
Miscellaneous CODE DESCRIPTION APPLICATION PRICE / UNIT
Procedures CMP-21 Compositing of two or more samples . $3.05 /sample May be done by volume/core length As requested . These procedures may be used CMP-22 (CMP-21) or by weight (CMP-22) . $5.80 /sample when specialised preparation or Clean crushers with “barren” sample compositing is required . WSH-21 As required. Barren material inserted $3.55 /sample material after each, or designated samples . An hourly labour charge may between samples as an additional cleaning Clean pulverisers with “barren” material apply to time-intensive projects . WSH-22 step between mineralised samples . $4.55 /sample after each, or designated samples . . As required for samples received in Transfer sample to drying tray or new TRA-21 containers unsuitable for laboratory $1.50 /sample sample bag . storage, or requiring tray drying .
BAG-01 Bagging large pulps for storage. For large pulps/bulk masters. $1.50 /sample
Homogenise stored or composited samples HOM-01 As required . $6.85 /sample by light pulverizing . Screening of samples to any number of standard size fractions, as specified by the Fraction sizing or custom screening as SCR-51 $8.35 /screen size client . Weight of undersize fraction reported requested . for each screen size .
Portable XRF on CODE ANALYTES & LOWER LIMITS (PPM) PRICE PER SAMPLE
As 50 Ca 0.5% Cr 100 Cu 50 Fe 0.5% Mn 100 Prepared Pulps pXRF-30 $7.75 Ni 50 Pb 50 S 0.1% Zn 50 ALS offers portable XRF analysis on pulps immediately after sample Portable XRF scan of an unmineralised pulverised sample . Ranges: pXRF-34 $5.85 preparation at the prep lab closest Si 0.5%-47% Ti 0.1%-60% Zr 5ppm-5% to your project . 15g sample *pXRF methods available as an add-on to multi-element analysis only . required for pXRF analysis.
Portable XRF for Indicative Analysis
Portable XRF is useful for screening large numbers of intermediate to ore grade elements quickly and cost effectively while awaiting standard lab analyses. It can also be used to determine Si and acid-resistive Ti and Zr as a complement to multi-element methods and a proxy for rock characterisation. For a successful pXRF scan it is important that calibration is matched to specific sample suites on an individual project basis to minimise inaccurate results. ALS offers custom calibration for pXRF on project- specific sample suites, with our rigorous quality standards and XRF expertise ensuring accurate, reliable results. The pXRF instrument can be located in the prep lab nearest your project, or on-site if the project is remote. Contact your local client services team for more information.
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 11 Precious Metals Analysis
The unique chemical properties of gold, silver, and the platinum group elements pose challenges in geochemical analysis. They often occur heterogeneously in geological materials, at scales ranging from micron-sized inclusions in minerals to large nuggets. As a result, large analytical charge weights are required to accurately represent content in the overall sample. Solvent digestions can also lose gold to adsorption on the original sample when certain forms of carbon and sulphide minerals are present, in a process called preg robbing. ALS has decades of expertise in reliable and reproducible precious metals analysis by fire assay, cyanide leach and aqua regia digestion at parts per billion to percent levels.
Please submit at least three times nominal sample weight for efficient service. Gold by Fire Assay CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE An optimal fire assay flux recipe Trace Level and rigorous quality control Au-ICP21 Au by fire assay and ICP-AES. $20.50 program easily handle problem 0 .001-10 30g sample Au-ICP22 50g sample $24.20 materials including chromite, Au Au by fire assay and AAS. base metal sulphides and oxides, Au-AA23 $19.75 0 .005-10 30g sample selenides, and tellurides . Au-AA24 50g sample $23.50 Choice of crushing fineness, Ore Grade splitting technique and pulp Au-AA25 Au by fire assay and AAS. $20.50 size can all affect the analytical 0 .01-100 30g sample Au-AA26 outcome of fire assay gold 50g sample $24.20 Au methods . Discuss with your Au-GRA21 Au by fire assay and gravimetric finish. $25.90 local ALS laboratory for more 0 .05-10,000 30g sample Au-GRA22 50g sample $31.05 information .
Metallic Screening CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE When samples contain coarse 1kg pulp screened to 100 microns . Other screen sizes available . Duplicate 30g Au_SCR21 Au $68.25 gold, the metallic screening assay on screen undersize . Assay of entire procedure is recommended for oversize fraction . accurate results . 1kg pulp screened to 100 microns . Other screen sizes available . Duplicate 50g Au_SCR24 Au $75.75 0 .05-100,000 assay on screen undersize . Assay of entire (0 .01-1000 mg) oversize fraction . 1-2kg pulp screened to 100 microns . Au_SCR24B Au Duplicate 50g assay on screen undersize . $103.10 Assay of entire oversize fraction . 2-3kg pulp screened to 100 microns . Au_SCR24C Au Duplicate 50g assay on screen undersize . $130.30 Assay of entire oversize fraction .
* Options available for various sample weights, screen sizes and undersize assays .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 13 Silver CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Trace level and low-grade silver Trace Level samples may be analysed by acid Ag-ICP41 Ag by aqua regia digestion and AAS . 0 .2-100 $7.90 (Ag-AA45) 0.5g sample digestion for maximum sensitivity Ag Ag-ICP61 Ag by HF-HNO -HClO digestion, and precision . Multi-element 0 .5-100 3 4 $10.95 (Ag-AA61) HCl leach and AAS . packages including Ag are listed in 0.25g sample the Targeted Exploration section. Ore Grade Ag-OG46 Ag by aqua regia digestion, ICP-AES 1-1,500 $13.80 Because silver can suffer from (Ag-AA46) or AAS finish.0.5g sample nugget effect, occasional duplicate Ag by HF-HNO -HClO digestion with Ag-OG62 3 4 analysis may help detect sampling 1-1,500 HCl leach, ICP-AES or AAS finish. $16.95 (Ag-AA62) error at these low levels . At Ag 0.4g sample higher grades, fire assay with Ag-GRA21 Ag by fire assay and gravimetric finish. $27.30 larger nominal weights may be 5-10,000 30g sample preferable . Ag-GRA22 50g sample $32.60 Au and Ag by fire assay and ME-GRA21 $33.55 Au 0 .05-10,000 gravimetric finish. Ag 5-10,000 30g sample ME-GRA22 $38.80 50g sample
Platinum Group CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Elements Trace Level Pt 0 .0001-1 Super trace Pt, Pd and Au by fire assay and Platinum, palladium, rhodium PGM-MS23L Pd 0 .0002-1 ICP-MS finish. $28.15 and gold may be determined by Au 0 .001-1 30g nominal sample weight standard lead oxide collection PGM-MS23 Pt 0 .0005-1 Pt, Pd and Au by fire assay and ICP-MS finish. $24.45 fire assay and ICP-MS or ICP-AES Pd 0 .001-1 30g nominal sample weight finish. For the full list of platinum PGM-MS24 Au 0 .001-1 50g nominal sample weight $28.15 Rh by fire assay, gold collection and ICP-MS. group elements, nickel sulphide Rh-MS25 Rh 0 .001-1 $27.15 collection fire assay must be used 30g nominal sample weight for a quantitative analysis . Pt, Pd 0 .002-15 Au, Rh 0 .002-5 Au, Pt, Pd, Ir, Os, Rh, Ru by nickel sulphide PGM-MS25NS Ir 0 .001-5 collection fire assay and ICP-MS finish. $189.95 Os 0 .002-1 30g nominal sample weight. Ru 0 .003-5 PGM-ICP23 Pt 0 .005-10 Pt, Pd and Au by fire assay and ICP-AES finish. $23.30 Pd 0 .001-10 30g nominal sample weight PGM-ICP24 Au 0 .001-10 50g nominal sample weight $26.80 Ore Grade Pt 0 .01-100 Pt, Pd and Au by fire assay and ICP-AES finish. PGM-ICP27 Pd 0 .01-100 $25.15 30g nominal sample weight Au 0 .01-100
14 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Gold Cyanidation CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Au-AA13 Au 0 .03-50 In mining and exploration Au, Ag, Cu by cyanide leach with AAS finish. $13.30 Ag-AA13 Ag 0 .03-350 applications, cyanide leach tests 30g sample + $6.75 /element Cu-AA13 Cu 0 1-2,000. are used to establish the potential cyanide extraction efficiency for Au by cyanide leach with AAS finish. Au-AA14 Au 0 .01-200 12hr Leach . $39.80 gold and silver . Up to 1kg sample High concentrations of some Au by accelerated cyanide leach using LeachWELL sulphides, particularly chalcopyrite, Au-AA15a Assay Tabs™ with AAS finish. 4hr Leach. $48.00 (500g) Au-AA15b 500g sample request Au-AA15a $52.20 (1kg) can negatively impact gold Au 0 .001-125 (2kg) extraction. For samples that are Au-AA15c For 1kg request Au-AA15b $54.30 Au-AA15d For 2kg request Au-AA15c $56.40 (3kg) expected to contain high copper For 3kg request Au-AA15d sulphide concentration please Au Preg Rob Leach with Gold Spike. Au-AA31 contact ALS for suggestions . Au 0 .03-500 Au Preg Rob Leach without Gold Spike. $14.55 each Au-AA31a 10g sample per method Note: Cyanide disposal fees apply in some countries . For Super Trace Au with cyanide leach see methods on page 16 .
Process Samples CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Includes gold in cyanide liquors or 0 .001- Au-AA16 Au Au in cyanide liquor by extraction with AAS finish. $28.60 captured on activated carbon . 2,500mg/L Au on carbon by ashing, aqua regia digestion and Minimum sample weight Au-AA44 Au 1-10,000 $48.70 AAS . Duplicate analysis . required varies, contact your local lab.
Bulk Leach CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE BLEG – ICP-MS finish. Extractable Gold Au-CN12* Au 0 .0001-10 BLEG – extraction AA finish. $47.80 Au-AA12** BLEG is used where cyanide Up to 1kg sample leaching from a stream sediment BLEG – ICP-MS finish. Au-CN11* Au 0 .001-10 BLEG – extraction AA finish. $32.40 sample may detect gold Au-AA11 anomalies that would otherwise Up to 500g sample go unnoticed . * Silver and copper may also be reported by these methods for an additional fee . ** Silver, Copper, Lead and Zinc may also be reported for an additional fee . Prices for cyanide leaching of samples over 1kg by quotation.
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 15 Super Trace CODE ANALYTE RANGE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Gold and Multi- Au-CN43™ Au by cyanide extraction with ICP-MS finish. $32.65 Au 0 02ppb-1ppm. 25g sample Element in Soils Au-CN44™ 50g sample $36.25 & Sediments Au-ST43™ Au by aqua regia extraction with ICP-MS finish. $21.35 Au 0 1ppb-0. 1ppm. 25g sample ALS offers the lowest detection Au-ST44™ 50g sample $23.50 limits in the industry for gold in soils and sediments by both cyanide and aqua regia digestion, using our innovative super trace analytical methodology . CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Full multi-element geochemical Au 0 .0001-1 Cu 0 .01-10000 Nb 0 .002-500 Ta 0 .005-500 suites may be read from the Ag 0 .001-100 Fe 0.001-50 % Ni 0 .02-10000 Te 0 .001-500 same digest solution as our Al 0.01-25 % Ga 0 .004-10000 P 0.0005-1 % Th 0 .0005-10000 aqua regia and ICP-MS super As 0 .01-10000 Ge 0 .005-500 Pb 0 .005-10000 Ti 0.0001-10 % trace gold method. This package B 2-10000 Hf 0 .002-500 Pd 0 .001-100 Tl 0 .0005-10000 AuME-ST43™ mirrors our ME-MS41L™ method, Ba 0 .05-10000 Hg 0 .002-10000 Pt 0 .001-100 U 0 .0005-2500 $53.90 25g sample with slight adjustments made to Be 0 .005-1000 In 0 .005-500 Rb 0 .005-10000 V 0 .05-10000 Bi 0 .0005-10000 K 0.01-10 % Re 0 .0002-50 W 0 .001-10000 accommodate the larger nominal AuME-ST44™ $57.05 sample weight necessary for 50g sample Ca 0.01-25 % La 0 .002-10000 S 0.002-10 % Y 0 .001-5000 representative gold analysis . Cd 0 .001-2000 Li 0 1-10000. Sb 0 .002-10000 Zn 0 1-10000. Ce 0 .001-10000 Mg 0.01-25 % Sc 0 .005-10000 Zr 0 .01-500 Co 0 .001-10000 Mn 0 1-50000. Se 0 .002-1000 Cr 0 .01-10000 Mo 0 .002-10000 Sn 0 .01-500 Cs 0 .001-500 Na 0.001-10 % Sr 0 .01-10000
Low Level Gold CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE and Multi- Trace Level
Element in Soils & Au-TL43 Au by aqua regia extraction with ICP-MS finish. $18.25 Au 0 .001-1 25g sample Sediments Au-TL44 50g sample $20.50 Our trace level methods by Intermediate Grade aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS finish are excellent for regolith, Au-OG43 Au by aqua regia extraction with ICP-MS finish. $17.80 where gold anomalies indicating Au 0 .01-100 25g sample Au-OG44 50g sample $19.75 mineralisation below surface are well-characterised . Aqua regia dissolves native gold as CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE well as gold bound in sulphide Au 0 .001-1 Co 0 1-10000. La 0 .2-10000 Re 0 .001-50 Tl 0 .02-10000 minerals; however, depending on Ag 0 .01-100 Cr 1-10000 Li 0 1-10000. S 0.01-10% U 0 .05-10000 the composition of the soil, gold Al 0.01-25% Cs 0 .05-500 Mg 0.01-25% Sb 0 .05-10000 V 1-10000 determined by this method may As 0 1-10000. Cu 0 .2-10000 Mn 5-50000 Sc 0 1-10000. W 0 .05-10000 AuME-TL43™ or may not match recovery from $38.05 25g sample B 10-10000 Fe 0.01-50% Mo 0 .05-10000 Se 0 .2-1000 Y 0 .05-5000 fire assay methods. Ba 10-10000 Ga 0 .05-10000 Na 0.01-10% Sn 0 .2-500 Zn 2-10000 AuME-TL44™ As with our super trace methods, Be 0 .05-1000 Ge 0 .05-500 Nb 0 .05-500 Sr 0 .2-10000 Zr 0 .5-500 $41.20 50g sample multi-element packages can be Bi 0 .01-10000 Hf 0 .02-500 Ni 0 .2-10000 Ta 0 .01-500 read from the same digestion Ca 0.01-25% Hg 0 .01-10000 P 10-10000 Te 0 .01-500 solution as trace level gold for a Cd 0 .01-2000 In 0 .005-500 Pb 0 .2-10000 Th 0 .2-10000 complete exploration tool. Ce 0 .02-10000 K 0.01-10% Rb 0 1-10000. Ti 0.005-10%
16 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Precious Metals CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE in Concentrates Concentrates Au-CON01 Au 0 .07-999,985 Au and Ag by fire assay and gravimetric finish. $114.00 each and Bullion Ag-CON01 Ag 0 7-995,000. High precision analysis and Pt-CON01 umpire assay of precious metals Pd-CON01 Pt, Pd, Rh 0 .07-1,000,000 Pt, Pd and Rh by fire assay and AAS finish. $114.00 each in concentrates and bullion are Rh-CON01 performed by the most senior fire Bullion assay technicians and checked Au-GRA24 Au 0.01-1,000 fineness Routine bullion assays by fire assay with $162.50 each by certified assayers to ensure Ag-GRA24 Ag 0.01-1,000 fineness gravimetric finish. Au-UMP20 Au 0 .07-1,000,000 Umpire assay for bullion samples by fire assay accuracy . $256.00 each Ag-UMP20 Ag 0 7-1,000,000. with gravimetric finish. Minimum sample weight Pt-UMP20 Umpire assay for bullion samples by fire assay required varies, contact your Pd-UMP20 Pt, Pd, Rh 0 .07-1,000,000 $256.00 each with gravimetric finish. local lab. Rh-UMP20
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 17 Generative Exploration
All of the ICP-MS methods listed in the following section involves some aspect of our innovative methodology for super trace analysis. Detection limits have been pushed orders of magnitude below average crustal abundance for the majority of elements, enabling excellent precision at geochemical background levels and clearly defined geochemical anomalies. Digestion methods appropriate for any sample medium are available - soils, sediments, regolith, vegetation, water, rocks, and drill core. ALS remains committed to solving long-standing analytical challenges in exploration geochemistry by making use of new instrumentation and fresh ideas from our team of expert analytical chemists and geochemists.
Please submit at least three to four times the nominal sample weight for efficient service. Four Acid Super CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Trace Analysis Ag 0 .002-100 Cu 0 .02-10,000 Na 0.001%-10% Sr 0 .02-10,000 Al 0.01%-50% Fe 0.002%-50% Nb 0 .005-500 Ta 0 .01-500 This super trace package is suitable As 0 .02-10,000 Ga 0 .05-10,000 Ni 0 .08-10,000 Te 0 .005-500 for regional drilling, trenching and Ba 1-10,000 Ge 0 .05-500 P 0.001%-1% Th 0 .004-10,000 hand samples in unmineralised Be 0 .02-1,000 Hf 0 .004-500 Pb 0 .01-10,000 Ti 0.001%-10% rocks, and can also be used ME-MS61L™ Bi 0 .002-10,000 In 0 .005-500 Rb 0 .02-10,000 Tl 0 .002-10,000 effectively in areas of thick regolith 0.25g $53.55 Ca 0.01%-50% K 0.01%-10% Re 0 .0004-50 U 0 .01-10,000 for bedrock mapping. ALS has sample Cd 0 .005-1,000 La 0 005-10,000. S 0.01%-10% V 0 1-10,000. lowered the detection limits on key pathfinder elements such Ce 0 .01-500 Li 0 .2-10,000 Sb 0 .02-10,000 W 0 .008-10,000 as As, Sb, Se and Tl to near or Co 0 .005-10,000 Mg 0.01%-50% Sc 0 .01-10,000 Y 0 .01-500 below average crustal abundance, Cr 0 .3-10,000 Mn 0 .2-100,000 Se 0 .006-1000 Zn 0 .2-10,000 revealing anomalous patterns at Cs 0 .01-500 Mo 0 .02-10,000 Sn 0 .02-500 Zr 0 1-500. levels previously unattainable due Dy 0 .005-1000 Ho 0 .002-1000 Sm 0 .004-1000 Er 0 .004-1000 Lu 0 .002-1000 Tb 0 .002-1000 to technical limitations . MS61L-REE™ $9.80 Add-on only Eu 0 .004-1000 Nd 0 .005-1000 Tm 0 .002-1000 The rare earth elements and Gd 0 .005-1000 Pr 0 .004-1000 Yb 0 .004-1000 lead isotopes are available ²⁰⁴Pb 0 .01-10000 ²⁰⁶Pb 0 .01-10000 ²⁰⁷Pb 0 .01-10000 as add-ons to expand the MS61L-PbIS™ $14.70 Add-on only ²⁰⁸Pb 0 .01-10000 utility of the method in greenfields exploration.
Portable XRF for CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Lithogeochemistry Portable XRF scan of an unmineralised pulverised sample . Ranges: Add-on to The crucial lithogeochemical Si 0.5%-47% pXRF-34 $5.85 multi-element Ti 0.1%-60% elements - silicon, titanium, and analysis only zirconium - may be added to any Zr 5ppm-5% 15g sample ALS four acid method for a more complete element suite .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 19 Aqua Regia CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Super Trace Ag 0 .001-100 Co 0 001-10,000. La 0 002-10,000. Pt 0 .002-25 Th 0 002-10,000. Al 0.01%-25% Cr 0 .01-10,000 Li 0 1-10,000. Rb 0 005-10,000. Ti 0.001%-10% Analysis As 0 .01-10,000 Cs 0 .005-500 Mg 0.01%-25% Re 0 .0002-50 Tl 0 .001-10,000 Aqua regia digestion Au 0 .0002-25 Cu 0 .01-10,000 Mn 0 1-50,000. S 0.01%-10% U 0 .005-10,000 with super trace ICP-MS B 10-10,000 Fe 0.001%-50% Mo 0 .01-10,000 Sb 0 005-10,000. V 0 1-10,000. ME-MS41L™* analysis provides extremely Ba 0 5-10,000. Ga 0 .004-10,000 Na 0.001%-10% Sc 0 005-10,000. W 0 .001-10,000 $43.75 0.5g sample low detection limits for Be 0 .01-1000 Ge 0 .005-500 Nb 0 .002-500 Se 0 003-1000. Y 0 .003-500 the analysis of soils and Bi 0 0005-10,000. Hf 0 .002-500 Ni 0 .04-10,000 Sn 0 .01-500 Zn 0 1-10,000. sediments; useful for regional Ca 0.01%-25% Hg 0 004-10,000. P 0.001%-1% Sr 0 .01-10,000 Zr 0 .01-500 and deep cover exploration. Cd 0 001-1000. In 0 .005-500 Pb 0 005-10,000. Ta 0 .005-500 The rare earth elements and Ce 0 .003-500 K 0.01%-10% Pd 0 .001-25 Te 0 .003-500 lead isotope concentrations Dy 0 .002-1000 Ho 0 .001-1000 Sm 0 .002-1000 add new dimensions to Er 0 .002-1000 Lu 0 .001-1000 Tb 0 .001-1000 $9.80 MS41L-REE™ super trace data . REEs Eu 0 .002-1000 Nd 0 .002-1000 Tm 0 .001-1000 Add-on only may be useful pathfinders Gd 0 .002-1000 Pr 0 .002-1000 Yb 0 .002-1000 despite reflecting only the ²⁰⁴Pb 0 .005-10000 ²⁰⁶Pb 0 .005-10000 ²⁰⁷Pb 0 .005-10000 $14.70 MS41L-PbIS™ labile component, while Pb ²⁰⁸Pb 0 .005-10000 Add-on only isotopic signatures can be * Gold determinations by this method are semi-quantitative due to the small sample weight used. A weak aqua regia (1:1 ratio TM used in fingerprinting and HCl:HNO3) digestion is also available, use code ME-MS41W .For Au with multi-element using a 25g or 50g charge please use AuME-ST43™ or AuME-ST44™ . hydrothermal fluid history.
Selenium in Soils CODE ANALYTE & RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS analysis . Se at this level holds Se-MS46 Se 0 .003-100 $21.35 information for exploration 25g sample vectoring as well as environmental baselines .
Conductivity, pH CODE ANALYTES & RANGES DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Acid insoluble content . and Neutralisation OA-GRA04 Acid Insoluble 0.01%-100% $18.25 1g sample. These methods provide pH on 1:10 sample to water ratio . OA-ELE03 pH 0 .1-14 $12.15 crucial information for mineral 5g sample processing, environmental Specific conductivity on 1:10 sample assessment and exploration. OA-ELE04 Conductivity 1-100,000μS/cm to water ratio . $15.25 5g sample Soil pH on 1:1 sample to water ratio . OA-ELE05 Soil pH 0 .1-14 $15.25 20g sample Soil pH and Add on to Soil pH . $6.00 add-on to OA-ELE05AP soil acid 0 .1-14 Addition of HCl and pH re-measured . soil pH only neutralization Soil Soil conductivity on 1:1 sample to water ratio . OA-ELE06 1-100,000μS/cm $10.65 Conductivity 20g sample OA-ELE07 Paste pH 0 .1-14 Paste pH on 10g sample saturated with water . $9.20 Paste pH Add on to Paste pH . $6.00 add-on to OA-ELE07AP and soil acid 0 .1-14 Addition of HCl to paste and pH re-measured . Paste pH only neutralisation
20 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Halogen Analysis CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Fluorine, chlorine, bromine and Vegetation sample is ashed at 475°C for 24 hours . Pre- and post-ashing weights are reported. Average ash yields are 2-4% for species commonly used in exploration iodine hold significant promise in VEG-ASH01 $12.30 surveys . exploration, since many metals Minimum sample weight required 100g. are transported through the Sample pre-treatment for super trace halogens analysis . Required for soils . crust as halide complexes in HAL-PREP01 Minimum sample weight required varies, contact your local lab to discuss your $15.25 hydrothermal fluids. project. Soil, vegetation or water may be analysed by this method . CODE ANALYTES & DETECTION LIMITS (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE F 0 .05 Cl 0 .1 De-ionised water leach with ICP-MS ME-HAL01™ $40.65 Br 0 .02 I 0 .002 & ion chromatograph analysis . For halogen analysis on vegetation use code ME-HAL01aTM and for water use code ME-HAL01wTM .
Ionic Leach™ CODE ANALYTES & DETECTION LIMITS (ppb) PRICE PER SAMPLE Ionic LeachTM is designed to Ag 0 .1 Eu 0 .1 Nb 0 .1 Tb 0 .1 enhance the most subtle labile As 0 .5 Fe 0 1ppm. Nd 0 .1 Te 0 .5 geochemical anomalies for a Au 0 .02 Ga 0 .5 Ni 1 Th 0 .02 wide range of commodities . Ba 10 Gd 0 .1 Pb 0 .1 Ti 5 It is a static sodium cyanide Be 0 .2 Ge 0 .1 Pd 0 .05 Tl 0 .05 leach using the chelating agents Bi 0 .3 Hf 0 .05 Pr 0 .1 Tm 0 .1 Br 0 .05ppm Hg 0 .1 Pt 0 .1 U 0 .05 ammonium chloride, citric acid Ca 0 .2ppm Ho 0 .1 Rb 0 .1 V 0 .2 and EDTA with the leachant ME-MS23™ $50.10 Cd 0 .2 I 0 .01ppm Re 0 .01 W 0 .1 buffered at an alkaline pH of 8.5. Ce 0 .1 In 0 .1 Sb 0 .5 Y 0 .1 Nominal sample weight is 50g Co 0 .3 La 0 .1 Sc 1 Yb 0 .1 (wet weight, no screening). Cr 1 Li 0 .2 Se 2 Zn 10 Cs 0 .1 Lu 0 .1 Sm 0 .1 Zr 0 .1 Cu 1 Mg 0 .01ppm Sn 0 .2 Dy 0 .1 Mn 0 .01ppm Sr 1 Er 0 .1 Mo 0 .5 Ta 0 .05 MS23-PbIS™ 204Pb 0 .01 206Pb 0 .01 207Pb 0 .01 208Pb 0 .02 $14.70 Add-on only
Other Selective Leaches In addition to Ionic Leach™, ALS offers a variety of standard partial leaches targeting particular soil fractions. They can be done individually or in sequence to best suit project needs.
Minimum sample size is 5g for each leach or for any combination in sequence.
Please enquire for more details.
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 21 Hydrogeochemistry CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Filter water samples to <0 .45um and acidify with nitric acid before analysis . WAT-PREP02 $7.50 Water that has interacted with rock Required when field filtering and acidification has not been performed. will take on trace elements which Filter water samples to <0 .45um before analysis . WAT-PREP03 $5.00 are then transported with the Required when water has not been filtered before submittal. Acidify water samples with nitric acid before analysis . water, producing a larger footprint WAT-PREP04 $2.55 Required when samples have not been acidified before submittal. diagnostic of that rock. Where collection of traditional media such WAT-PREP05 Chemical treatment of water samples to desorb Au from containers before analysis . $3.90 as soils is difficult or impossible such as in swamps, in areas with CODE ANALYTES & DETECTION LIMITS (µg/L) PRICE PER SAMPLE significant transported cover, and Au 0 .002 Cu 0 .1 Ni 0 .2 Ta 0 .01 areas where invasive sampling is Ag 0 .005 Fe 0 .003mg/L P 0 .005mg/L Te 0 .01 not possible, hydrogeochemistry Al 3 Ga 0 .05 Pb 0 .05 Th 0 .005 provides a direct detection tool on As 0 .05 Hf 0 .005 Pd 0 .005 Ti 0 .2 the same scale as stream sediment B 3 Hg 0 .05 Pt 0 .005 Tl 0 .002 sampling . Ba 0 .05 In 0 .01 Rb 0 .01 U 0 .002 Be 0 .005 K 0 .01mg/L Re 0 .002 V 0 .05 ALS offers multiple reliable and cost- ME-MS14L™ $83.65 effective water analysis packages to Bi 0 .01 La 0 .005 S 0 .2mg/L W 0 .01 suit your exploration program. Ca 0 .02mg/L Li 0 .1 Sb 0 .01 Y 0 .005 Cd 0 .005 Mg 0 .005mg/L Sc 0 .01 Zn 0 .5 Trace elements and metals analyses Ce 0 .005 Mn 0 .05 Se 0 .05 Zr 0 .02 require at least 50mL of water . Co 0 .005 Mo 0 .05 Si 0 .03mg/L Au requires a minimum of 100mL Cr 0 .5 Na 0 .01mg/L Sn 0 .05 of water . Anions and physical Cs 0 .005 Nb 0 .005 Sr 0 .05 parameters require a minimum of Dy 0 .005 Gd 0 .005 Nd 0 .005 Tb 0 .005 150mL of water . MS14L-REE™ Er 0 .005 Ho 0 .005 Pr 0 .005 Tm 0 .005 $24.90 Add-on only Please contact ALS for information Eu 0 .005 Lu 0 .005 Sm 0 .005 Yb 0 .005 on sampling methodology and Conductivity Br 0 .05mg/L NO3 0 .005mg/L pH 0 .1 units 2µS/cm preservation if needed . Sampling Total Alkalinity MS14L-ANPH™ Cl 0 .5mg/L SO4 0 .5mg/L TDS 3mg/L 1mg/L $73.70 Add-on only* kits may be purchased at some F 0 .02mg/L locations, please enquire . * Speciated alkalinity (bicarbonate, hydroxide and carbonate ion) and density can also be determined at additional cost . For brines and high TDS water please use ME-MS14 or ME-ICP15 .
Super Trace Au CODE ANALYTES & DETECTION LIMITS (µg/L) PRICE PER SAMPLE and Pathfinders Au 0 .0002-10 Co 0 .005-1000 Pt 0 .01-100 Tl 0 .005-1000 Au-PATH14L™ Ag 0 .005-100 Pd 0 .005-100 Sb 0 .02-1000 W 0 .02-1000 $61.65 Our new super trace gold and As 0 .2-1000 pathfinder package offers industry leading detection limits for exploration of many gold bearing ore systems . Suitable for surface and ground waters .
22 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Biogeochemistry CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Plants selectively absorb trace Milling of dry plant tissue to 100% passing 1mm. Produces a homogenous and VEG-MILL01 $12.30 elements from soil, bedrock and representative pulp that can be subsampled for analysis . water at depth and incorporate them into their tissue . Analyses Vegetation sample is ashed at 475°C for 24 hours . Pre- and post-ashing weights are of plant tissues can therefore be VEG-ASH01 reported. Average ash yields are 2-4% for species commonly used in exploration $12.30 used as a large-scale geochemical surveys . Minimum recommended sample weight is 100g. sampling device in areas where the rocks of interest are covered CODE ANALYTES & DETECTION LIMITS (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE by transported cover and non- Ag 0 .001 Cu 0 .01 Nb 0 .002 Ta 0 .001 prospective lithologies . Careful Al 0.01% Fe 1 Ni 0 .04 Te 0 .005 selection of plant species, As 0 .01 Ga 0 .004 P 0.001% Th 0 .002 tissue type and growth age are Au 0 .0002 Ge 0 .005 Pb 0 .01 Ti 0.001% important factors to be considered ME-VEG41™ B 1 Hf 0 .002 Pd 0 .001 Tl 0 .002 unashed as the geochemical response will Ba 0 .1 Hg 0 .001 Pt 0 .001 U 0 .005 ME-VEG41aTM vary with these factors . Be 0 .01 In 0 .005 Rb 0 .01 V 0 .05 ashed $37.40 ALS provides multiple digestion Bi 0 .001 K 0.01% Re 0 .001 W 0 .01 1g sample and preparation methods for Ca 0.01% La 0 .002 S 0.01% Y 0 .003 explorers using this sample Cd 0 .001 Li 0 .1 Sb 0 .01 Zn 0 .1 media . Preparation methods can Ce 0 .003 Mg 0.001% Sc 0 .01 Zr 0 .02 include the separation of the Co 0 .002 Mn 0 .1 Se 0 .005 tissue of interest from other plant Cr 0 .01 Mo 0 .01 Sn 0 .01 parts, milling and ashing . Cs 0 .005 Na 0.001% Sr 0 .02 VEG41-REETM Ashing results in the Dy 0 .002 Gd 0 .002 Nd 0 .001 Tb 0 .001 unashed concentration of many elements Er 0 .002 Ho 0 .001 Pr 0 .002 Tm 0 .001 $9.80 Add-on only VEG41a-REETM of interest to explorers and when ashed Eu 0 .002 Lu 0 .001 Sm 0 .003 Yb 0 .003 calculated back to the original Ag 0 .00005 Cu 0 .0005 Nb 0 .0001 Ta 0 .00005 pre-ashed weight has the effect Al 0.0005% Fe 0 .05 Ni 0 .002 Te 0 .0003 of dropping detection limits of TM VEG41a-FAC As 0 0005. Ga 0 .0002 P 0.00005% Th 0 .0001 many elements by an order of Detection Au 0 .00001 Ge 0 .0003 Pb 0 .0005 Ti 0.00005% magnitude . Please contact your limits when B 0 .05 Hf 0 .0001 Pd 0 .00005 Tl 0 .0001 local lab to discuss your specific back- Ba 0 .005 Hg 0 .00005 Pt 0 .0001 U 0 .0003 project goals . calculated Be 0 .0005 In 0 .0003 Rb 0 .0005 V 0 .003 using the $37.40 original pre- Bi 0 .00005 K 0.0005% Re 0 .00005 W 0 .0005 ash weight Ca 0.0005% La 0 .0001 S 0.0005% Y 0 .0002 of the Cd 0 .00005 Li 0 .005 Sb 0 .0005 Zn 0 .005 sample Ce 0 .0002 Mg 0.00005% Sc 0 .0005 Zr 0 .001 Co 0 0001. Mn 0 .005 Se 0 .0003 Cr 0 .0005 Mo 0 .0005 Sn 0 .0005 Cs 0 .0003 Na 0.00005% Sr 0 .001 Dy 0 .0001 Gd 0 .0001 Nd 0 .00005 Tb 0 .00005 VEGFAC-REE™ Er 0 0001. Ho 0 .00005 Pr 0 .0001 Tm 0 .00005 $9.80 Add-on only Eu 0 0001. Lu 0 .00005 Sm 0 .0002 Yb 0 .0002
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 23 Targeted Exploration
No single method covers all types of geological materials for all geochemically-relevant elements at all concentrations. Sample type, commodity of interest, geochemical pathfinders and expected concentration of target elements should all be considered when selecting appropriate methods for your project.
Broadly, aqua regia readily dissolves many sulphide, oxide and carbonate minerals, as well as retaining mercury, a particularly volatile element. Four acid digestions quantitatively dissolve nearly all minerals, but it may sometimes be necessary to use even stronger techniques such as fusions in order to fully digest barite, rare earth oxides, and tin, tungsten, niobium and tantalum minerals.
The choice between various instrument finishes should be informed by the expected concentrations of the elements of interest in the sample.
Please submit at least four times the nominal sample weight for efficient service. Aqua Regia With CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE ICP-MS Finish Ag 0 .01-100 Cs 0 .05-500 Mo 0 .05-10,000 Sr 0 .2-10,000 Al 0.01-25% Cu 0 .2-10,000 Na 0.01%-10% Ta 0 .01-500 Method selection can be key to As 0 1-10,000. Fe 0.01%-50% Nb 0 .05-500 Te 0 .01-500 achieving exploration success. Sample type, target commodity, Au* 0 .02-25 Ga 0 .05-10,000 Ni 0 .2-10,000 Th 0 .2-10,000 and pathfinder elements should B 10-10,000 Ge 0 .05-500 P 10-10,000 Ti 0.005%-10% Ba 10-10,000 Hf 0 .02-500 Pb 0 .2-10,000 Tl 0 .02-10,000 all be considered when selecting ME-MS41™ Be 0 .05-1,000 Hg 0 .01-10,000 Rb 0 1-10,000. U 0 .05-10,000 $31.55 the most appropriate method for 0.5g sample your project . Bi 0 .01-10,000 In 0 .005-500 Re 0 .001-50 V 1-10,000 Ca 0.01%-25% K 0.01%-10% S 0.01%-10% W 0 .05-10,000 Aqua regia is an excellent Cd 0 .01-1,000 La 0 .2-10,000 Sb 0 .05-10,000 Y 0 .05-500 exploration tool for various deposit Ce 0 .02-500 Li 0 1-10,000. Sc 0 1-10,000. Zn 2-10,000 types that involve gold, silver and Co 0 1-10,000. Mg 0.01%-25% Se 0 .2-1,000 Zr 0 .5-500 base metals hosted in sulphide Cr 1-10,000 Mn 5-50,000 Sn 0 .2-500 and carbonate minerals . * Gold determinations by this method are semi-quantitative due to the small sample weight used . For Au with multi-element using a 25g or 50g charge please use AuME-TL43™ or AuME-TL44™ .
Single Elements CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Ag 0 01-25. Hg 0 .005-25 Se 0 .2-250 U 0 .05-250 $16.35 by Aqua Regia ME-MS42™ As 0 .1-250 Re 0 .001-250 Te 0 .01-250 + $1.50 /element When analytical results for one 0.5g sample Bi 0 .01-250 Sb 0 .05-250 Tl 0 .02-250 or only a few elements with low Request specific elements. detection limits are required . More elements are available on request .
Four Acid CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Digestion With Ag 0 .01-100 Cu 0 .2-10,000 Na 0.01%-10% Sr 0 .2-10,000 Al 0.01%-50% Fe 0.01%-50% Nb 0 1-500. Ta 0 .05-500 ICP-MS Finish As 0 .2-10,000 Ga 0 .05-10,000 Ni 0 .2-10,000 Te 0 .05-500 Four acid digestion quantitatively ME-MS61™ Ba 10-10,000 Ge 0 .05-500 P 10-10,000 Th 0 .01-10,000 0.25g dissolves nearly all minerals Be 0 .05-1,000 Hf 0 1-500. Pb 0 .5-10,000 Ti 0.005%-10% sample $37.90 in the majority of geological Bi 0 .01-10,000 In 0 .005-500 Rb 0 1-10,000. Tl 0 .02-10,000 materials . However, barite, rare Ca 0.01%-50% K 0.01%-10% Re 0 .002-50 U 0 1-10,000. earth oxides, columbite-tantalite, *ME-MS61m™ Cd 0 .02-1,000 La 0 .5-10,000 S 0.01%-10% V 1-10,000 $48.85 0.75g and titanium, tin and tungsten Ce 0 .01-500 Li 0 .2-10,000 Sb 0 .05-10,000 W 0 1-10,000. sample minerals may not be fully Co 0 1-10,000. Mg 0.01%-50% Sc 0 1-10,000. Y 0 1-500. digested . Cr 1-10,000 Mn 5-100,000 Se 1-1,000 Zn 2-10,000 Despite the potentially Cs 0 .05-500 Mo 0 .05-10,000 Sn 0 .2-500 Zr 0 .5-500 incomplete digestion of REEs, Dy 0 .05-1,000 Gd 0 .05-1,000 Nd 0 1-1,000. Tb 0 .01-1,000 $47.10 the leachable portion of these ME-MS61r™ Er 0 .03-1,000 Ho 0 .01-1,000 Pr 0 .03-1,000 Tm 0 .01-1,000 Full suite elements may hold important Eu 0 .03-1,000 Lu 0 .01-1,000 Sm 0 .03-1,000 Yb 0 .03-1,000 exploration vectoring information * Note: To include Hg by a separate method in the suite of elements above, please request ME-MS61m™ instead of ME-MS61™ . and can be chosen as an add-on .
Single Elements CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE by Four Acid Ag 0 .01-100 Ga 0 .05-500 Se 1-500 Tl 0 .02-500 ME-MS62™ As 0 .2-500 Mo 0 .05-500 Sn 0 .2-500 U 0 1-500. $18.65 When analytical results for one 0.25g Bi 0 .01-500 Re 0 .002-100 Te 0 .05-500 W 0 1-500. + $1.50 / element or only a few elements with low sample Cd 0 .02-500 Sb 0 .05-500 Th 0 .01-500 detection limits are required . More Request specific elements. elements are available on request .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 25 Aqua Regia With CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE ICP-AES Finish Ag 0 .2-100 Co 1-10,000 Mn 5-50,000 Sr 1-10,000 Al 0.01%-25% Cr 1-10,000 Mo 1-10,000 Th 20-10,000 $13.85 full package These methods are economical As 2-10,000 Cu 1-10,000 Na 0.01%-10% Ti 0.01%-10% or $7.05 tools for first pass exploration ME-ICP41 0.5g B 10-10,000 Fe 0.01%-50% Ni 1-10,000 Tl 10-10,000 + $0.85 /element geochemistry . Data reported from sample Ba 10-10,000 Ga 10-10,000 P 10-10,000 U 10-10,000 an aqua regia digestion should *ME-ICP41m Be 0 .5-1,000 Hg 1-10,000 Pb 2-10,000 V 1-10,000 $21.35 be considered as representing 1g sample Bi 2-10,000 K 0.01%-10% S 0.01%-10% W 10-10,000 only the leachable portion of the Ca 0.01%-25% La 10-10,000 Sb 2-10,000 Zn 2-10,000 particular analyte . Cd 0 .5-1,000 Mg 0.01%-25% Sc 1-10,000 *To include Hg to a lower detection limit of 0.005ppm by a separate method, please request package ME-ICP41m.
Four Acid CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Digestion With Ag 0 .5-100 Cr 1-10,000 Na 0.01%-10% Ti 0.01%-10% Al 0.01%-50% Cu 1-10,000 Ni 1-10,000 Tl 10-10,000 $18.65 full package ICP-AES Finish ME-ICP61 0.25g As 5-10,000 Fe 0.01%-50% P 10-10,000 U 10-10,000 or $10.10 Four acid digestions are able sample Ba 10-10,000 Ga 10-10,000 Pb 2-10,000 V 1-10,000 + $0.85 /element to dissolve most minerals, but Be 0 .5-1,000 K 0.01%-10% S 0.01%-10% W 10-10,000 although the term “near-total” *ME-ICP61m Bi 2-10,000 La 10-10,000 Sb 5-10,000 Zn 2-10,000 $31.40 is used, not all elements are 0.75g Ca 0.01%-50% Mg 0.01%-50% Sc 1-10,000 sample quantitatively extracted in some Cd 0 .5-1,000 Mn 5-100,000 Sr 1-10,000 sample matrices . Co 1-10,000 Mo 1-10,000 Th 20-10,000 * To include Hg in the suite of elements above, please request method ME-ICP61m
Mercury CODE ANALYTE & RANGES (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Trace level Hg by aqua regia and ICP-MS . Aqua regia quantitatively Hg-MS42 Hg 0 .005-100 $12.75 dissolves Hg and uses a digestion 0.5g sample High grade Hg by aqua regia and ICP-AES . temperature low enough to avoid Hg-ICP42 Hg 1-100,000 $12.20 0.5g sample fuming off this volatile element . Hg in ores by acid digestion and ICP-AES . Hg-CON01 Hg 1-10,000 $95.60 2g sample
Resistive Elements CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE
By Fusion Ce 0 1-10,000. Rb 0 .2-10,000 Ta 0 .1-2,500 W 1-10,000 $20.85 ME-MS85™ The lithium borate fusion & ICP-MS 0.1g sample La 0 1-10,000. Sn 1-10,000 Th 0 .05-1,000 Y 0 1-10,000. + $1.50 /element finish allows analysis of the most Nb 0 .1-2,500 Sr 0 1-10,000. U 0 .05-1,000 Zr 2-10,000 resistive elements at trace levels . Note: For high-grade range request ME-MS85h Additional elements are available on request .
Portable XRF for CODE ANALYTES & RANGES PRICE PER SAMPLE Lithogeochemistry Portable XRF scan of an unmineralised pulverised sample . Ranges: Add-on to The crucial lithogeochemical Si 0.5%-47% pXRF-34 $5.85 multi-element Ti 0.1%-60% elements - silicon, titanium and analysis only. zirconium - may be added to any Zr 5ppm-5% 15g sample ALS four acid method for a more complete element suite .
26 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Intermediate CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Level Aqua Regia Ag 1-200 Cr 5-50,000 Mo 5-50,000 Th 100-50,000 Al 0.05%-50% Cu 5-50,000 Na 0.05%-50% Ti 0.05%-50% These packages can be used As 10-100,000 Fe 0.05%-50% Ni 5-50,000 Tl 50-50,000 as an economical alternative Ba 50-50,000 Ga 50-50,000 P 50-50,000 U 50-50,000 $22.85 full package to analysing low grade ore ME-ICP41a Be 5-500 Hg 5-50,000 Pb 10-50,000 V 5-50,000 or $13.80 or samples with known 0.4g sample Bi 10-50,000 K 0.05%-50% S 0.05%-10% W 50-50,000 + $3.10 /element mineralisation . Data reported from an aqua regia digestion should Ca 0.05%-50% La 50-50,000 Sb 10-50,000 Zn 10-50,000 be considered as representing Cd 5-2,500 Mg 0.05%-50% Sc 5-50,000 only the leachable portion of the Co 5-50,000 Mn 25-50,000 Sr 5-50,000 particular analyte .
Intermediate CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Level Four Acid Ag 1-200 Cr 10-100,000 Na 0.05%-30% Ti 0.05%-30% Al 0.05%-30% Cu 10-100,000 Ni 10-100,000 Tl 50-50,000 Digestion As 50-100,000 Fe 0.05%-50% P 50-100,000 U 50-50,000 These packages can be used Ba 50-50,000 Ga 50-50,000 Pb 20-100,000 V 10-100,000 $25.95 full package ME-ICP61a as an economical alternative Be 10-10,000 K 0.1%-30% S 0.05%-10% W 50-50,000 or $16.80 0.4g sample to analysing low grade ore Bi 20-50,000 La 50-50,000 Sb 50-50,000 Zn 20-100,000 + $3.10 /element or samples with known Ca 0.05%-50% Mg 0.05%-50% Sc 10-50,000 mineralisation . Four acid Cd 10-10,000 Mn 10-100,000 Sr 10-100,000 digestions are able to dissolve Co 10-50,000 Mo 10-50,000 Th 50-50,000 most minerals, but not all elements are quantitatively extracted in some samples.
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 27 Halogens CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Elemental analysis of the halide Cl-IC881 Cl 50-20,000 KOH fusion and ion chromatography . 0.2g sample $26.50 Specific to Cl in phosphates only. minerals containing chlorine and Cl-ELE81a Cl 50-20,000 $23.50 fluorine generally require fusions KOH fusion and ion selective electrode . 1g sample that will retain the elements Cl-XRF20 Cl 0.001%-6% Lithium borate fusion and XRF . 0.7g sample $25.85 in solution, as well as specific Cl-VOL66 Cl 0.01-65% Nitric acid digestion and titration . 1g sample $48.75 instrumentation for analysis . F-IC881 F 20-20,000 KOH fusion and ion chromatography . 0.2g sample $26.50 KOH fusion and ion selective F-ELE81a F 20-20,000 $23.50 electrode . 0.2g sample Na O fusion, citric acid leach and F-ELE82 F 0.01-100% 2 2 $34.30 ion selective electrode . 0.1g sample Cl 50-20,000 KOH fusion and ion chromatography . ME-IC881 $37.10 F 20-20,000 0.2g sample
Loss On Ignition CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE LOI measures the content of OA-GRA10 Gravimetric procedure after drying at 105°C . $18.25 a sample lost as gases when 2 hours (normal samples) . H O (Moisture) 0 .01-100 $19.55 subjected to high temperatures, 2 24 hours (hygroscopic samples) . OA-GRA11 QAQC samples inserted for 5g sample often including water and CO2 . monitoring Many more temperatures and H O + 2 Combustion furnace and infrared spectrometry . ignition times are available, OA-IR06 (Water of 0 .01-100 $18.25 1g sample please enquire . Crystallization) Loss on Ignition at 500ºC after sample is pre-dried at 105ºC. OA-GRA05xf LOI @ 500°C 0 .01-100 $15.25 1g sample. Loss on Ignition at 1000ºC on an as received basis. OA-GRA05 LOI @ 1000°C 0 .01-100 $10.35 1g sample.
Stable Isotopes CODE ANALYTE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Many important parameters Offered in partnership with the Mineral Deposit Research Unit C and O in of mineralising fluids may be (MDRU) at the University of British Columbia. Carbon and oxygen LS-ISTP01 Carbonate Minerals isotopic composition is determined specifically on carbonate $39.75 determined from stable isotope minerals in whole-rock pulps using laser spectroscopy. 0.5g ratios . The isotopic alteration sample halo may extend beyond visible Specific to clays and silicate minerals. Determination using a O-ISTP01 O and H in Silicate mineralogy changes, creating a complex gas collection procedure and IRMS. Sample must be $180.00 each Minerals larger deposit footprint for easier H-ISTP01 supplied as a single-mineral separate . TAT is 30 days . exploration vectoring. Specific to sulphide and sulphate minerals. Determination S-ISTP01 Sulphur using TC/EA and IRMS . Sample must be supplied as a $91.00 single-mineral separate . TAT is 30 days . Specific to minerals containing carbon and/or oxygen. CO-ISTP01 Carbon and Oxygen Determination using acid digestion and IRMS . Sample must be $66.00 supplied as a single-mineral separate . TAT is 30 days .
28 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Pb Isotope Ratios CODE ANALYTE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE For Exploration Pb isotope ratios by acid digestion and ICP-MS analysis . Total PbIS-RAT41 Six isotope ratios Pb content of the sample is required in advance . May be run on $43.00 204 This fast, low-cost analysis including Pb, whole rock pulps. 0.5g sample 206Pb, 207Pb, and 208Pb of Pb isotope ratios in pulps PbIS-RAT61 isotopes For Aqua Regia Digestion request PbIS-RAT41 $46.65 allows fingerprinting of different For Four Acid Digestion request PbIS-RAT61 lithologies and hydrothermal fluid NOTE: Samples must contain >2ppm Pb for analysis to be viable flow pathways, providing a new vector to ore deposits .
Radiogenic CODE ANALYTE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Isotopes May be done on whole rock pulps or on specific Pb-bearing minerals . Measurement by acid digestion Pb-ISTP01 Pb/Pb $430.00 These methods provide insight and HR-ICP-MS . Samples may require Hg separation at an into provenance and character additional cost . TAT is 30 days . of hydrothermal fluids and Performed on whole rock pulps. Measurement by column rock genesis, helping unravel Nd-ISTP01 Sm/Nd separation and HR-ICP-MS . Total Sm and Nd content is required $851.70 in advance . TAT is 30 days . geological history for a more sophisticated understanding of your ore body .
Geochronology CODE ANALYTE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE These methods may be used to Done on targeted minerals. Rock and drill core should be date the ages of specific minerals, submitted intact or crushed only, as sample prep is included Ar-ISTP01 Ar/Ar in the price . Measurement by irradiation and step heating $2,538.90 hydrothermal alteration events, in a mass spectrometer . Price includes sample preparation . and emplacement of volcanic- Turnaround time approximately 12 months. plutonic units . Age constraints on Specific to molybdenite. Rock or drill core must be received important events can help refine whole as steel jaw crushing will contaminate the sample with Re. Age can only be determined for rocks of >0.5 Ma, and the the deposit model and identify Re-ISTP01 Re/Os $2,855.15 molybdenite separate must contain >100ppm Re . Price includes alteration that did not contribute mineral separation, solvent extraction, column separation and to mineralisation . TIMS analysis . TAT is 70 days . Sample sizes required for most U-Pb dating by LA-ICP-MS of igneous rocks using zircon and monazite . Age of the sample is reported . Analysis includes isotopic analysis methods vary $1,274.00 /20 grains* a standard set of 30 elements, including REE . Price includes depending on mineralogy and U-ISTP02 preparation of up to 1kg of sample. U/Pb purpose; please contact client U-ISTP03 U-Pb dating of detrital grains by LA-ICP-MS . Age probability services for more information. distribution in the sample is reported . Analysis includes a $2,115.00 /60 grains* standard set of 30 elements, including REE. Preparation of 2kg of sample included in price . * larger numbers of grains can be analyed at an increased cost .
Mineral Chemistry CODE ANALYTE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
ALS has partnered with CODES Quantitative analyses of in situ minerals. Advantage of small Analytical Laboratories, at the LA-MIN Laser ablation mineral spot size (15-80 micron) . Trace and major element compositions $52.00 /analysis University of Tasmania, to provide analyses are reported . state of the art mineral analyses for exploration, mining and Preparation of 25 mm round mounts for in-situ mineral analyses metallurgical applications . MIN-MOUNT Mineral mounts in rock samples (no crushing, mineral separation and grain $70.20 /mount mounting) .
CL imaging of grains for isotopic dating using SEM . Cost SEM-IMG Grain imaging dependent on number of grains or amount of time taken for $188.50 /30 grains mineral relationship imaging . $140.40 per section/ PREP-THINP Thin section Preparation of thin sections for both reflected light microscopy Reflected light, SEM PREP-THINS preparation and SEM analysis, and for transmitted light microscopy only . $70.20 per section/ transmitted light
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 29 Whole Rock Analysis, Litho geochemistry, Sulphur and Carbon
The investigation of geological and ore forming processes is enhanced by targeted lithogeochemical analyses that are often carried out on a sub-set of samples during a thorough geochemical program. They are used to fully characterise rock type, along with trace element changes due to metamorphism, alteration and mineralisation. As there is no single analytical method that can fully define the full range of elements that are required for effective lithogeochemical investigations, ALS offers packaged combinations of analytical methods most appropriate for every element and designed to provide comprehensive information for, essentially, complete rock characterisation.
A wide variety of sulphur and carbon minerals and compounds are often found associated with ore deposits. These minerals can impact ore processing and how waste can be stored during mining. Identifying what form these elements are present in has important implications for ore and waste characterisation. These methods are also powerful tools when combined with large geochemical data sets for geometallurgy investigations.
Please submit at least four times the nominal sample weight for efficient service. Whole Rock CODE ANALYTES AND RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Al O 0 .01-100 Fe O 0 .01-100 Na O 0 .01-10 SrO 0 .01-1 .5 Analysis 2 3 2 3 2 BaO 0 .01-66 K O 0 .01-15 P O 0 .01-46 TiO 0 .01-30 Fused disc XRF, Both X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) and ME_XRF26* 2 2 5 2 LOI by furnace $37.90 2g sample ICP-AES instrument finishes can CaO 0 .01-60 MgO 0 .01-50 SO3 0 .01-34 LOI 0 .01-100 or TGA be used effectively for the major Cr2O3 0 .01-10 MnO 0 .01-39 SiO2 0 .01-100 rock-forming elements following * For unmineralised samples with moderate sulphide content, please request ME_XRF06 . a fusion . These methods are not For mineralised and/or high sulphide content >4%, please request ME-XRF15c. Performed on dried sample therefore expected to suitable for samples with base or report slightly higher than ME_XRF06 . precious metals mineralisation . CODE ANALYTES AND RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Specific commodities such as
Al2O3 0 .01-100 Fe2O3 0 .01-100 Na2O 0 .01-100 TiO2 0 .01-100 iron ore, bauxite, and base metal Fused bead, acid sulphides should be analysed ME_ICP06* BaO 0 .01-100 K2O 0 .01-100 P2O5 0 .01-100 LOI 0 .01-100 digestion and $37.90 with packages designed for those 2g sample ICP-AES . LOI by CaO 0 .01-100 MgO 0 .01-100 SiO2 0 .01-100 sample types . Please see the Ores furnace or TGA Cr O 0.002-100 MnO 0 .01-100 SrO 0 .01-100 & Commodities section for more 2 3 *For mineralised and/or high sulphide content >4%, please request ME-XRF15c. whole rock analysis options. Both the ME_XRF26 and ME_ICP06 packages include LOI by furnace or TGA.
Trace Elements by CODE ANALYTES AND RANGES (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Li Borate Fusion Ba 0 5-10,000. Hf 0 1-10,000. Sn 1-10,000 Y 0 .1-10,000 Ce 0 1-10,000. Ho 0 .01-1,000 Sr 0 1-10,000. Yb 0 .03-1,000 A lithium borate fusion prior to acid Cr 10-10,000 La 0 1-10,000. Ta 0 .1-2,500 Zr 2-10,000 dissolution and ICP-MS analysis Cs 0 .01-10,000 Lu 0 01-1,000. Tb 0 .01-1,000 Fused bead, acid provides the most quantitative ME-MS81™ Dy 0 .05-1,000 Nb 0 .1-2,500 Th 0 05-1,000. digestion $37.85 analytical approach for a broad suite 2g sample Er 0 .03-1,000 Nd 0 1-10,000. Tm 0 .01-1,000 and ICP-MS of trace elements . Options for adding Eu 0 02-1,000. Pr 0 02-1,000. U 0 05-1,000. the whole rock elements from an ICP-AES analysis on the same fusion, Ga 0 1-1,000. Rb 0 .2-10,000 V 5-10,000 or base metals from a separate four Gd 0 05-1,000. Sm 0 .03-1,000 W 1-10,000 Combination of Rare Earth & Trace Elements from method ME-MS81™ plus whole rock acid digestion, are available . ME-MS81d™ $54.25 package by method ME-ICP06. Ag 0 .5-100 Co 1-10,000 Mo 1-10,000 Sc 1-10,000 Four acid $10.70 ME-4ACD81 As 5-10,000 Cu 1-10,000 Ni 1-10,000 TI 10-10,000 digestion and Add on to borate 0.25g sample Cd 0 .5-1,000 Li 10-10,000 Pb 2-10,000 Zn 2-10,000 ICP-AES fusion methods only
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 31 Complete CODE ANALYTES AND RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE SiO 0.01-100% MgO 0.01-100% TiO 0.01-100% BaO 0.01-100% Characterisation 2 2
Al2O3 0.01-100% Na2O 0.01-100% MnO 0.01-100% LOI 0.01-100% Packages ME-ICP06 Fe O 0.01-100% K O 0.01-100% P O 0.01-100% By combining a number of 2 3 2 2 5 CaO 0.01-100% Cr O 0.002-100% SrO 0.01-100% methods into one cost effective 2 3 package, a complete sample ME-IR08 C 0.01-50% S 0.01-50% characterisation is obtained . Ba 0 .5-10,000 Gd 0 .05-1,000 Sm 0 .03-1,000 W 1-10,000 These packages combine Ce 0 1-10,000. Hf 0 1-10,000. Sn 1-10,000 Y 0 1-10,000. whole rock analysis, trace Cr 10-10,000 Ho 0 01-1,000. Sr 0 1-10,000. Yb 0 .03-1,000 elements by fusion, aqua regia Sold only as complete packages. digestion for the volatile trace Cs 0 01-10,000. La 0 1-10,000. Ta 0 .1-2,500 Zr 2-10,000 elements, carbon and sulphur by ME-MS81™ Dy 0 .05-1,000 Lu 0 .01-1,000 Tb 0 .01-1,000 CCP-PKG01 $92.55 combustion analysis, and several Er 0 .03-1,000 Nb 0 .1-2,500 Th 0 .05-1,000 detection limit options for the CCP-PKG03 $106.75 Eu 0 .02-1,000 Nd 0 1-10,000. Tm 0 .01-1,000 base metals . Includes ME-XRF26 Ga 0 1-1,000. Pr 0 .02-1,000 U 0 .05-1,000 instead of ME-ICP06 Other method combinations Ge 5-1,000 Rb 0 .2-10,000 V 5-10,000 are available for complete As 0 .1-250 In 0 .005-250 Se 0 .2-250 characterisation . Please enquire with your local client services ME-MS42™* Bi 0 .01-250 Re 0 .001-250 Te 0 .01-250 team for more information . Hg 0 .005-25 Sb 0 .05-250 Tl 0 .02-250 These packages are suitable only Ag 0 .5-100 Cu 1-10,000 Ni 1-10,000 Zn 2-10,000 for unmineralised samples . To ME-4ACD81 Cd 0 .5-1,000 Li 10-10,000 Pb 2-10,000 add gold analysis, please see the Co 1-10,000 Mo 1-10,000 Sc 1-10,000 Precious Metals section . Ag 0 .01-100 Cu 0 .2-10,000 Ni 0 .2-10,000 Zn 2-10,000 CCP-PKG05 $106.85 Minimum sample size is 10g. ME-MS61™ Cd 0 .02-1,000 Li 0 .2-10,000 Pb 0 .5-10,000 Includes ME-MS61™ instead of ME-4ACD81 Co 0 1-10,000. Mo 0 .05-10,000 Sc 0 1-10,000. Ag 0 .002-100 Cu 0 .02-10,000 Ni 0 .08-10,000 Zn 0 .2-10,000 CCP-PKG06 $132.85 Includes ME-MS61L™ ME-MS61L™ Cd 0 .005-1,000 Li 0 .2-10,000 Pb 0 .01-10,000 with super trace Co 0 005-10,000. Mo 0 .02-10,000 Sc 0 .01-10,000 detection limits .
*Other customisable options such as super trace detection limits ME-MS42L™ available for substitution of ME-MS42™
32 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Sulphur Methods CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Total sulphur by induction furnace/IR Accurate sulphur speciation can S-IR08 S (Total) 0.01%-50% $18.25 be crucial to early identification 0.1g sample of recovery and environmental Solvent leach with remaining elemental sulphur S-GRA07 S (Elemental) 0.01%-100% analysed by gravimetric finish. $41.05 issues on many projects . 3g sample Variations on the most common HCl (15%) leach of soluble sulphates, speciation methods can be precipitation as barium sulphate and gravimetric implemented to suit your project’s S-GRA06a S (Sulphate) 0.01%-50% finish. $33.55 specific mineralogy; please Note: little to no dissolution of barite/celestite . 1g sample contact client services in your HCl (25%) leach to remove sulphates; induction region for more information . furnace/IR . Note: little to no dissolution of barite/ S-IR06a S (Sulphide) 0.01%-50% $25.45 celestite . 0.1g sample
NaCO3 leach of sulphates, precipitation as barium S-GRA06 S (Sulphate) 0.01%-40% sulphate and gravimetric finish. $37.95 1g sample NaCO leach of sulphates, induction furnace/IR . S-IR07 S (Sulphide) 0.01%-50% 3 $39.10 0.1g sample
Carbon Methods CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Total carbon by induction furnace/IR . Carbon has important C-IR07 C (Total) 0.01%-50% $18.25 metallurgical and environmental 0.1g sample HCl (25%) leach at high temperature for 1 hour to evolve implications for many types of C C-IR06a 0.01%-50% carbonates with analysis by induction furnace/IR . $26.65 mineral deposits . Carbonates may (Non-Carbonate) 0.1g sample consume acid, impacting leach HClO digestion and CO coulometer . C-GAS05 CO (Carbonate) 0.2%-50% 4 2 $26.60 process design and mine waste 2 0.1g sample remediation, while preg robbing HCl (50%) leach of carbonates, roasting to by organic carbon can interfere C-IR18 C (Graphite) 0.02%-50% remove organic carbon, induction furnace/IR . $40.80 with the cyanidation of gold and 0.1g sample Slow and repeated addition of HCl (50%) to volatilise silver ores . C (Non- C-I R17 0.02%-100% inorganic carbon phases; induction furnace/IR. $39.05 Carbonate) 0.1g sample Carbonate carbon calculated by difference . C- C A L15 C (Carbonate) 0.02%-100% $0.00 Re q ui re s C-I R07, C-I R17 .
Sulphur and CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE C (Total) and 0.01%-50% Total carbon and sulphur by induction furnace/ Carbon Packages ME-IR08 $24.80 S (Total) 0.01%-50% IR . 0.1g sample These elements are often Non-Carbonate carbon and sulphide sulphur C (Organic) and 0.01%-50% determined together, so ALS ME-IR06a by HCI (25%) leach to remove carbonates and $36.45 S (Sulphide)* 0.01%-50% provides several economic sulphates, induction furnace/IR . 0.1g sample
packages for convenience. *Sulphide sulphur may be overstated if BaSO4 or SrSO4 are present as they are insoluble with the HCl leach .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 33 Specific Ores & Commodities
Procedures for the evaluation of ores and high grade materials are optimised for accuracy, precision and recovery of the target element. No single digestion or analytical method is suitable for all cases, and ALS provides a wide variety of procedures so the most appropriate method can be selected. Choices include acid digestions with ICP-AES finish; fusion and XRF determination for resistive elements and bulk commodities; specialised solvent digestions for uncommon ores; and classical volumetric methods for very high grade base metals.
Please submit at least four times the nominal sample weight for efficient service. Copper Mineral CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Citric acid leach and AAS finish. Selective Leaches Cu-AA04 Cu 0 .01-10 $16.45 0.25g sample These methods may Sulphuric acid leach and AAS finish. Cu-AA05 Cu 0 .001-10 $16.45 be performed alone or 1g sample in sequence to semi- Sulphuric acid/Na sulfite leach and AAS finish. Cu-AA07n Cu 0 .001-100 $16.45 quantitatively identify 1g sample Sulphuric acid/ferric sulphate leach and AAS finish. potential recovery by various Cu-AA08q Cu 0 .001-100 $18.60 ore processing methods . 1g sample Cyanide leach and AAS finish. ALS can also provide Cu-AA17 Cu $21.85 0 .001-10 2g sample custom methods based on Sequential leach for oxide, sulphide and residual metallurgical requirements . Cu-PKG06LI Cu Various Cu . Various options available . $55.70 1g sample
Total Copper CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Aqua regia is an effective Aqua regia digestion and ICP finish. Cu-ICP41 Trace Cu 1-10,000 ppm $7.90 solvent for copper oxides 0.5g sample Four acid digestion and ICP finish. and sulphides, but Cu-ICP61 Trace Cu 1-10,000 ppm $10.95 copper occurring with 0.25g sample Aqua regia digestion and ICP finish. other commodities like Cu-OG46 Cu Assay 0 .001-50 $13.80 molybdenum can be 0.4g sample Four acid digestion and ICP finish. analysed by four acid Cu-OG62 Cu Assay 0 .001-50 $16.95 digestion for consistency 0.4g sample across data sets . Screen 1kg sample to 100 microns, duplicate assay on 0 .25g of undersize fraction and assay of Cu_SCR21 Native Cu 0 .01-100 $178.50 entire oversize fraction by four acid digestion and AAS finish. HNO -HCl-HF-H SO acid digestion followed by Cu-VOL61 Cu 3 2 4 $58.50 0 .01-100 titration . Cu-CON02 performed in duplicate . Concentrate Cu-CON02 2g sample $95.60
Iron Ore Analysis CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Lithium borate fusion and XRF Al2O3 0 .01-100 K2O 0 .001-6 .3 Sn 0 .001-1 .5 finish is the industry method As 0 .001-1 .5 MgO 0 .01-40 Sr 0 .001-1 .5 of choice for the analysis ME_XRF21u Ba 0 .001-10 Mn 0 .001-25 TiO 0 .01-30 (unnormalised) 2 of oxide iron ores. Single CaO 0 01-40. Na2O 0 .005-8 V 0 .001-5 or multi-temperature LOI is ME_XRF21n Cl 0 001-6. Ni 0 .001-8 Zn 0 .001-1 .5 Fused disc XRF . (normalised) available, customisable as Co 0 001-5. P 0 .001-10 Zr 0 .001-1 $52.60 LOI included as required . Cr 0 0 .001-10 Pb 0 .001-2 Total 0 .01-110 0.7g sample 2 3 part of this procedure Cu 0 .001-1 .5 S 0 .001-5
Fe 0 01-75. SiO2 0 .01-100 Furnace or OA-GRA05x Loss on Ignition Thermogravimetric ME-GRA05 1g sample Analyser (TGA)
Davis Tube CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Recovery DTR_PREP Multi-stage sieving and pulverising . $78.90 DTR_REC Wash time and mass recovery . By Quotation ALS recommends discussion WT_DTR Weight of DTR fractions . By Quotation to determine optimum DTR_FeRec DTR iron recovery . By Quotation protocol for your particular XRF analysis on various DTR fractions (head, concentrate, tailing) . ore type . Grind curve ME_XRF21h/c/t 0.7g sample each $52.60 each confirmation tests, laser OA-GRA05xh/xc/xt Loss on Ignition reported as part of this method . sizing, cyclosizing and wet Ferrous iron by titration (FeO; 0.01-100%). Fe-VOL05 $29.85 screening are also available . 1g sample MAG-DTR Recovery of magnetic fraction by DTR $56.70 MAG-SUS Magnetic susceptibility . $18.40 *Note: These methods are not suitable for samples with base or precious metals mineralisation .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 35 Bauxite Analysis CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
XRF is the industry-standard Al2O3 0 01-100. MgO 0 .01-40 SrO 0 .01-1 .5
analytical method for bauxite ME_XRF13u BaO 0 .01-10 MnO 0 .01-31 TiO2 0 .01-30 (unnormalised) analysis . Results are reported CaO 0 .01-40 Na2O 0 .01-5 .3 V2O5 0 .01-8 Fused disc XRF . on a dry weight (110°C) basis by Cr 0 0 .01-10 P O 0 .01-23 Zn 0 .01-1 .6 0.7g sample. ME_XRF13n 2 3 2 5 $52.60 (normalised) default . Additional characterisation Fe2O3 0 01-100. SiO2 0 .05-100 ZrO2 0 .01-1 .5 LOI included as part
methods such as organic carbon, K20 0 001-6. .3 SO3 0 .01-12 .5 Total 0 .01-110 of this procedure reactive silica and available Furnace or alumina comply fully with CETEM OA-GRA05x Loss on Ignition . Thermo- performance criteria . Multi-screen ME-GRA05 1g sample gravimetric Analyser (TGA) . sizing to determine the optimum Total Organic Carbon (Non-Carbonate Carbon), 0.02%-100%. TOC by C-I R17 $39.05 screen size for recovery and 0.1g sample Combustion . subsequent wet beneficiation are Microwave Reactive Silica and Available Alumina, 0.1-100%. Standard digestion also available . digestion, temperature 145°C . Alternative temperatures, caustic strength and ME-LICP01 chemical $43.15 sample/caustic weight ratio may be requested by the client . separation and 1g sample ICP-AES analysis . Microwave Reactive Silica and Available Alumina, 0.1-100%. Standard digestion digestion, temperature 235°C . Alternative temperatures, caustic strength and ME-LICP02 chemical $47.45 sample/caustic weight ratio may be requested by the client . separation and 1g sample ICP-AES analysis . Fourier Transform *Si-NIR07 Kaolinitic Silica, 0.4%-100%. 2g sample $7.15 infrared (FT-NIR) . *Si-NIR07 requires calibration to be set up with multiple samples from the same deposit that have been analysed by an alternative technique for Kaolinitic Silica to set up a chemometric algorithm .
Nickel Laterite CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
The elements listed are reported ME_XRF12u* Al2O3 0 .01-100 Fe2O3 0 .01-100 Ni 0 .005-7 .8 Zn 0 .001-1 .6 (unnormalised) by default, but others are CaO 0 .01-40 K2O 0 .01-6 .3 P2O5 0 .005-23 Total 0 .01-110 available if they are significant Co 0 .001-7 MgO 0 .01-50 Pb 0 .005-1 .8 Fused disc XRF . ME_XRF12n* $52.60 (normalised) Cr O 0 .005-10 MnO 0 .005-30 SiO 0 .05-100 in your deposit . Loss on Ignition 2 3 2 LOI included as part 0.7g sample (LOI) is an important component Cu 0 .001-1 .6 Na2O 0 .01-5 .3 TiO2 0 .01-30 of this procedure of the total analysis . Furnace or OA-GRA05x Loss on Ignition Thermogravimetric ME-GRA05 1g sample Analyser (TGA) *Scandium may be added for an additional cost .
Phosphates CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
The elements listed are reported Al O 0 .01-100 K O 0 .01-10 Na O 0 .01-11 TiO 0 .01-30 ME_XRF24* 2 3 2 2 2 by default, but others are 0.7g CaO 0 .01-60 MgO 0 .01-50 P O 0 .01-50 Total 0 .01-110 Fused disc XRF . 2 5 $52.60 available if they are significant sample Fe O 0 .01-100 MnO 0 .01-48 SiO 0 .01-100 LOI included as part in your deposit . Loss on Ignition 2 3 2 2 Furnace or of this procedure (LOI) is an important component OA-GRA05x Loss on Ignition Thermogravimetric of the total analysis . ME-GRA05 1g sample Analyser (TGA) . *Fluorine may be added for an additional cost .
Chromite and CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Al O 0 .01-100 Fe O 0 .01-100 Na O 0 .01-10 TiO 0 .01-30 Manganese Ores 2 3 2 3 2 2 ME_XRF26s BaO 0 .01-66 K O 0 .01-15 P O 0 .01-46 Total 0 .01-110 The elements listed are reported 0.7g 2 2 5 Fused disc XRF . CaO 0 .01-60 MgO 0 .01-50 SO 0 .01-34 $59.10 sample 3 by default, but others are LOI included as part Cr2O3 0 .01-60 MnO 0 .01-80 SiO2 0 .05-100 available if they are significant of this procedure Furnace or in your deposit . Loss on Ignition OA-GRA05x Loss on Ignition Thermogravimetric ME-GRA05 1g sample (LOI) is an important component Analyser (TGA) . of the total analysis .
36 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Trace Level CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Lithium Ag 5-12,500 Eu 0 .03-25,000 Nb 0 .8-25,000 Te 0 .5-25,000 As 4-25,000 Fe 0.05%-25% Nd 0 .07-25,000 Th 0 1-25,000. Exploration B* 8-25,000 Ga 0 .5-25,000 Ni 10-25,000 Ti 0.005%-25% Lithium hosted in pegmatites and Ba 2-25,000 Gd 0 .03-25,000 Pb 0 .5-25,000 Tl 0 .02-25,000 jadarite can occur with economic ME-MS89L™ Be 0 .4-25,000 Ge 0 .5-25,000 Pr 0 .03-25,000 Tm 0 .01-25,000 $58.05 grades of rare earths and other 0.2g sample Bi 0 1-25,000. Ho 0 .01-25,000 Rb 0 .5-25,000 U 0 .2-25,000 *$7.90 trace metals such as boron and Ca 0.1%-25% In 0 .3-25,000 Re 0 .01-25,000 V 1-25,000 Add-on only *B-MS89L cesium. A sodium peroxide fusion Cd 0 .8-25,000 K 0.05%-25% Sb 0 .3-25,000 W 0 .3-25,000 is required for complete recovery Ce 0 .2-25,000 La 0 .08-25,000 Se 3-25,000 Y 0 .2-25,000 in these deposits . Co 0 .5-25,000 Li 2-25,000 Sm 0 .04-25,000 Yb 0 .02-25,000 Silica is not reportable by Cs 0 1-25,000. Lu 0 .05-25,000 Sn 3-25,000 Zn 10-25,000 ME-MS89L due to the use Cu 20-25,000 Mg 0.01%-30% Sr 20-25,000 of HF during digestion and Dy 0 .03-25,000 Mn 10-25,000 Ta 0 .04-25,000 interaction with glassware . Er 0 .02-25,000 Mo 2-25,000 Tb 0 .01-25,000 Si and elements from ME- *B-MS89L - Glassless digestion and analysis to eliminate boron from labware ICP81 may be added to ME- MS89L for an additional fee .
Intermediate and CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE Al O 0.02%-100% Cu 0.01%-50% MnO 0.01%-50% TiO 0.02%-83% Ore Grade Lithium 2 3 2
As 0.01%-10% Fe2O3 0.01%-100% Ni 0.005%-30% Zn 0.01%-60% More elements may be ME-ICP89 CaO 0.07%-70% K O 0.06%-60% Pb 0.01%-30% $50.25 added to these methods, 0.2g sample 2 Co 0.005%-30% Li 0.001%-10% S 0.01%-60% and they may be packaged Cr O 0.01%-88% MgO 0.01%-50% SiO 0.2%-100% with ICP-MS finishes for 2 3 2 This package combines ME-ICP89 with ICP-MS determination of Nb, Ta, Sn, W, U and Th associated pegmatite-hosted MS91-PKG $78.25 for an extended pegmatite exploration suite. 0.2g sample commodities at trace levels . Assay grade lithium and/or boron by Na O fusion and 2 2 $28.30 one element Li 0.001%-10% ICP-AES. Our highest precision method for Li and B resource ME-ICP82b B 0.02%-50% determination in known deposits. $32.95 both elements 0.2g sample
Lithium In CODE ANALYTES & RANGES DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Aqua regia and ICP-AES finish. Multi-element Sedimentary Li-ICP41 Li 10ppm-1% $7.90 package also available. 0.5g sample Deposits Four acid and ICP-AES finish. Multi-element package Li-ICP61 Li 10ppm-1% $10.95 also available . In many cases, aqua regia 0.25g sample Ore grade Li by specialised four-acid digestion and provides better recovery of Li-OG63 Li 0.005%-10% ICP-AES finish. Best suited to Li-bearing silicate $14.95 Li than four acid digestions sediments . 0.4g sample due to complex chemical Roasting samples prior to analysis may increase Li reactions . Roasting samples RST-21 Dry roasting pre-treatment recovery due to excess water content promoting $9.10 prior to four acid digestions, insoluble salt formation . particularly hectorite, may mitigate this effect .
Lithium Brines CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (mg/L) PRICE PER SAMPLE ALS analyses brine samples Includes a suite of 46 elements relevant to brine exploration in after settling of suspended ME-MS14™ Li 0 .01-10 addition to Li . $60.85 Requires 50mL brine. particles . If the samples Ag 0 .5-100 Cd 0 .2-100 Mg 5-10,000 S 5-50,000 require acidification or Al 5-10,000 Co 1-1,000 Mn 0 .5-1,000 Sb 5-1,000 filtration in the lab, please ME-ICP15 As 5-1,000 Cr 1-1,000 Mo 0 .5-1,000 Sc 0 .05-2,000 indicate this prominently on B 5-10,000 Cu 0 .5-1,000 Na 100-150,000 Sr 2-5,000 $43.30 the sample submittal form . Requires 100mL brine Ba 0 .5-1,000 Fe 50-50,000 Ni 2-1,000 Ti 0 .5-1,000 Be 0 .05-100 K 100-150,000 P 5-1,000 V 0 .5-1,000 Ca 10-150,000 Li 0 .5-20,000 Pb 5-1,000 Zn 0 .5-1,000 pH, Conductivity, Physical parameters and alkalinity of lithium brines. Li-BrPKG $41.15 TDS, Alkalinity Requires 100mL brine.
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 37 Uranium CODE ANALYTE PRICE PER SAMPLE
ALS is qualified and experienced An exploration package targeted at unconformity-hosted uranium deposits where the in handling NORM samples in ore is in the basin sedimentary rocks. 1g sample every area with active uranium Includes full 62 element suite from ME-MS41L™ . Includes REEs and Pb isotope exploration and mining, with UEXP-PKG01 concentrations . $87.05 added lab certification in certain 204Pb, 206Pb, 207Pb, 208Pb – 0 .005-250ppm jurisdictions . Also includes ultra-trace boron by fusion from B-MS82L. B – 5-10,000ppm
Full 48 element suite from ME-MS61™, optimised for U with specific CRMs for superior ME-MS61u™ quality control . $59.90 0.25g sample
Ore grade U assay (0.01%-15%). U-XRF10* $22.85 2g sample
Ore grade U assay (0.01%- 51%). Fusion with oxidising flux. U-XRF15b $38.65 0.5g sample *For samples with >4% sulphide choose method U-XRF15b.
Ore Grade Rare CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Earth Elements Ce* 3-50,000 Ho 0 .05-5,000 Rb 1-50,000 Tm 0 .05-5,000 Dy* 0 .3-5,000 La* 3-50,000 Sm* 0 .2-5,000 U 0 .3-5,000 Many REEs occur in minerals ME-MS81h™ Er 0 .2-5,000 Lu 0 .05-5,000 Sn 5-50,000 W 5-50,000 resistant to acid digestion, so $58.05 0.1g sample Eu 0 .2-5,000 Nb 1-5,000 Ta 0 .5-5,000 Y 3-50,000 fusion is the preferred method of Gd* 0 .3-5000 Nd* 0 .5-50,000 Tb* 0 .05-5,000 Yb 0 .2-5,000 decomposition . ALS offers ICP-MS/ Hf 1-50,000 Pr* 0 .2-5,000 Th 0 .3-5,000 Zr 10-50,000 ICP-AES and XRF determinations . These methods are most *These elements may be determined up to 30% by ME-OGREE. appropriate for known ores; CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE see the Whole Rock Analysis & CeO 0 .01-50 Ho O 0 .01-10 Sm O 0 .01-10 Lithogeochemistry section for 2 2 2 2 3
Dy2O3 0 .01-10 La2O3 0 .01-50 Tb4O7 0 .01-10 trace level methods . ME_XRF30 Er O 0 .01-10 Lu O 0 .01-10 Tm O 0 .01-10 $45.10 0.7g sample 2 3 2 3 2 3 LOI included as part Eu2O3 0 .01-10 Nd2O3 0 .01-10 Y 0 .01-10 of this procedure . Gd2O3 0 .01-10 Pr6O11 0 .01-10 Yb2O3 0 .01-10 OA-GRA05x Furnace or Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) Loss on Ignition ME-GRA05 1g sample
Uncommon Metals CODE ANALYTE RANGE (ppm) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Sodium peroxide fusion and ICP-AES finish. These elements have many high- Be-ICP81 Be 0.01%-100% $28.30 tech applications in electronics, 0.2g sample NaOH fusion and ICP-MS finish for super trace B. engineering and pharmaceuticals . B-MS82L B 5-10,000 $26.10 0.5g sample They require specialised B 0.02%-50% Na O fusion and ICP-AES finish. B and/or Li may $28.30 one element digestions and instrument ME-ICP82b 2 2 Li 0.001%-10% be reported . 0.2g sample $32.95 both elements methods for precise and accurate HNO -HF digestion with orthophosphoric acid leach Ge-MS66 Ge 1-500 3 $41.70 measurement . and ICP-MS finish.0.5g sample
Potash CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE
This package is designed for Al2O3 0 .01-100 Fe2O3 0 .01-100 P2O5 0 .01-46
potash exploration to report total BaO 0 .01-66 K2O 0 .01-65 SO3 0 .01-71
chemical composition of samples ME-XRF26k CaO 0 .01-60 MgO 0 .01-50 SiO2 0 .05-100 as well as the proportion of Cl 0 .01-65 MnO 0 .01-39 SrO 0 .01-1 .5 $81.55 ME-POTPKG analytes that can be leached with Cr O 0 .01-10 Na O 0 .01-55 TiO 0 .01-30 2 3 2 2 Sold only as a complete water. ME-XRF26k is a fusion-XRF OA-GRA05x LOI 0 .01-100 Fe2O3 0 .01-100 P2O5 0 .01-46 package method that reports total content Ca 0 .01 - 25 K 0 .01 - 55 Na 0 .01 - 42 ME-ICP03k where ME-ICP03k is a water-leach Fe 0 .01 - 50 Mg 0 .01 - 25 S 0 .01 - 30 method that reports soluble OA-GRA04k Water Insoluble 0 .5-100 elements. OA-GRA04k provides the percentage of residue insoluble in water using a gravimetric method .
38 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD Aqua Regia CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE Overlimit Methods Ag 1-1,500ppm Co 0 .0005-30 Mn 0 .01-60 Pb 0 .001-20 $10.70 (+)-OG46 As 0 .001-60 Cu 0 .001-50 Mo 0 .001-10 S 0 .01-10 +$3.10 /element Aqua regia is a powerful 0.4g sample solvent for sulphides, silver and Cd 0 .001-10 Fe 0 .01-100 Ni 0 .001-30 Zn 0 .001-30 base metals . This method may be triggered as an overrange method automatically on multi-element geochemistry packages.
Four Acid Overlimit CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE Methods Ag 1-1,500ppm Co 0 .0005-30 Mg 0 .01-50 Pb 0 .001-20 (+)-OG62 As 0 .001-30 Cr 0 .002-30 Mn 0 .01-60 S 0 .01-50 $13.85 Four acid digestion breaks 0.4g sample Bi 0 .001-30 Cu 0 .001-50 Mo 0 .001-10 Zn 0 .001-30 +$3.10 /element down most silicates and Cd 0 .001-10 Fe 0 .01-100 Ni 0 .001-30 all but the most resistive minerals . This method may be triggered as an overrange method automatically on multi-element geochemistry packages.
Titration Methods CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Certain ore deposits naturally Cu-VOL61 Cu 0 .01-100 Cu by Titration . 0.5g sample $58.50 have extremely high (>30%) Zn-VOL50 Zn 0 .01-100 Zn by Titration . 1g sample $33.55 base metal content over Pb-VOL70 Pb 0 .01-100 Pb by Titration . 1g sample $50.20 short intervals . Specialised digestions and classical Fe-VOL51 Fe 0 .01-100 Total Fe in Concentrates by titration . 1g sample $54.45 chemistry methods are Fe-VOL05 FeO 0 .01-100 Ferrous Iron (FeO) by titration . 1g sample $29.85 required to analyse these samples .
Intermediate CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE Level Oxidising Ag 1-1500ppm Co 0 .001-20 Mn 0 .005-50 S 0 .05-50 Digestion As 0 .005-30 Cu 0 .001-40 Mo 0 .001-10 Sb 0 .005-100 ME-ICPORE Bi 0 .005-30 Fe 0 .01-100 Ni 0 .001-30 Tl 0 .005-1 $37.75 A strong oxidising digestion Ca 0 01-50. Hg 8-10000ppm P 0 .01-20 Zn 0 .002-100 utilising HNO3, KClO3 and Cd 0 .001-10 Mg 0 .01-50 Pb 0 .005-30 HBr with aqua regia is applicable to basemetal ores and particularly suitable for massive sulphides .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 39 Sodium Peroxide CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE
Fusion & ICP-AES Al 0 .01-50 Cr 0 .01-30 Mg 0 .01-30 S 0 .01-60 $45.15 full package Na O fusions are used ME-ICP81 As 0 .01-10 Cu 0 .002-30 Mn 0 .01-50 Si 0 1-50. or $15.25 2 2 0.2g sample for sulphides, arsenides, Ca 0 .05-50 Fe 0 .05-70 Ni 0 .002-30 Ti 0 .01-30 + $3.10 /element chromite, rutile, ilmenite Co 0 .002-30 K 0 .1-30 Pb 0 .01-30 Zn 0 .002-30 and titanite . This selection is designed for nickel sulphides, but elements are also available individually .
Oxidising Fusion & CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE XRF Finish Al₂O₃ 0 .01-100 Fe 0 .01-75 P₂O₅ 0 .01-25 Th 0 .002-5 As 0 .01-10 HfO₂ 0 .01-10 Pb 0 .005-20 TiO₂ 0 .01-30 Samples are analysed by XRF BaO 0 .01-66 K₂O 0 .01-6 .3 Rb 0 .005-5 U 0 .001-5 following a lithium borate Bi 0 01-5. La₂O₃ 0 .01-50 S 0 .01-20 V 0 .01-5 .6 fusion with the addition of ME-XRF15b* CaO 0 .01-40 MgO 0 .01-40 Sb 0 .005-20 W 0 .001-15 .9 $38.65 strong oxidising agents to 0.5g sample + $4.05 /element decompose sulphide-rich CeO₂ 0 .01-50 Mn 0 .01-30 SiO₂ 0 .01-100 Zn 0 .005-20 ores . Co 0 .01-7 Mo 0 .005-2 Sn 0 .005-20 Zr 0 .01-20 Cr 0 .01-10 Nb 0 .005-20 Sr 0 .01-5 Other elements are available Cu 0 .005-20 Ni 0 .005-20 Ta 0 .002-16 .4 to report on request . LOI may OA-GRA05x Furnace or Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) . $6.45 be optionally added to this Loss on Ignition** ME-GRA05 1g sample + $3.85 /temperature method, but it is not used to normalise results . *Na is not reportable due to the oxidising flux used in sample preparation. **LOI is required as part of the ME-XRF15b method.
Base Metal CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE Al O 0 .01-100 MgO 0 .01-40 Sn 0 .01-79 Concentrates By 2 3 XRF As 0 .01-10 Mn 0 .01-30 Ta 0 .01-41 Ba 0 .01-50 Mo 0 .01-60 TiO2 0 .01-50 Samples are analysed by XRF Bi 0 .01-5 Nb 0 .01-35 V 0 .01-5 .6
following a lithium borate ME-XRF15c* CaO 0 .01-40 Ni 0 .01-50 WO3 0 .01-100 $49.90 fusion with the addition 0.25g sample Co 0 .01-7 P 0 .01-10 Zn 0 .01-50 + $4.05 /element of strong oxidising agents Cr 0 .01-10 Pb 0 .01-32 Zr 0 .01-20 to decompose sulphide Cu 0 .01-50 S 0 .01-40 Total 0 .01-110 concentrates . Fe 0 .01-75 Sb 0 .01-80 K O 0 .01-6 .3 SiO 0 .01-100 Other elements are available 2 2 to report on request . LOI may OA-GRA05x Furnace or Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) . $6.45 Loss on Ignition** be optionally added to this ME-GRA05 1g sample + $3.85 /temperature method, but it is not used to *Na is not reportable due to the oxidising flux used in sample preparation. **LOI is required as part of the ME-XRF15c method. normalise results .
XRF For Resistive CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) PRICE PER SAMPLE Ba 0 .009-45 Sn 0 .01-60 W 0 .01-50 Minerals (+)-XRF10 Nb 0 .01-10 Ta 0 .01-50 Zr 0 .01-50 $18.25 Some resistive minerals, 2g sample Sb 0 .01-50 Th 0 .01-15 + $4.55 /element particularly those containing Sn, W, Nb or Ta, require a + Add element symbol as prefix to method code. NOTE: This method is suitable for elements reporting over-range by ME-MS81 fusion for complete recovery . This method is only suitable for samples with <4% sulphides .
40 | GEOCHEMISTRY | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | 2021 CAD ARD & Concentrates
A mine in development or production needs a specialised set of analyses for mine products, and to characterise mine waste behaviour. These include geochemical methods designed for concentrates and high-grade samples; and those used to monitor process metallurgy and umpire assay of bulk concentrates. In the following section methods developed to determine a material’s acid mine drainage potential are also outlined. These methods cover a range of requirements which will vary between regions and mineralisation types.
Please submit at least four times the nominal sample weight for efficient service. Acid-Base PARAMETERS ABA-PKG01(M/S) ABA-PKG04(M/S) ABA-PKG05(M/S/B) ABA-PKG06E* Accounting Net Neutralization Potential (NNP) √ √ √ Acid-base accounting (ABA), also Maximum Potential Acidity (MPA) √ √ √ called static testing, calculates a net neutralization potential Neutralization Potential (NP) & Fizz √ √ √ (NNP) representing the ability of a Ratio (NP : MPA) √ √ √ body of rock to produce acid rock Neutralization Potential (EN 15875 NP) √ drainage or to neutralize free acid . Acid Potential (EN 15875 AP) √ The choice of package will depend Maximum Acid Potential (EN 15875 AP Max) √** on the method of determining Neutralization Potential Ratio (EN 15875 NPR) √ the neutralizing potential that is Net Neutralization Potential (EN 15875 NNP) √ required by law in your region, this information can be obtained from Paste pH √ √ √ your local regulatory agency . Sulphate by ICP √ Minimum sample size for all HCl-leachable Sulphate √ √ ABA packages is 100g. Total Sulphate (Carbonate Leach) √ Sulphide is determined by Sulphide (calculated) √ √ √ calculation in these packages. Sulphide (analysed) √** √** √** If you would prefer sulphide Total Sulphur √ √ √ √ determined by analysis, add A Inorganic Carbon (CO2) √ √ to the package code. (additional Inorganic Carbon (calculated) √ cost .) Organic Carbon √ Total Carbon √ Sobek Method √ √ √ Modified Sobek (M) Option √ √ √ Siderite Correction (S) Option √ √ √ MEND Method (B) Option √ EN 15875 Method Option √ * meets EU regulations . ** optional parameter . See client services for pricing.
Net Acid CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Net Acid Generation. Hydrogen peroxide is used to rapidly oxidise sulphides. Generation OA-VOL11 $151.95 NAG is reported in kg H2SO4/tonne at pH 4 .5 and pH 7 .0 . 2.5g sample NAG provides a quantitative estimation of the acid that can be generated by mine waste .
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Metal Leaching OA-HCTSET Humidity cell set-up and maintenance fees . Tests to quantify metal leaching Periodic analysis of humidity cell leachate . By Quotation from mine waste under meteoric OA-HCT01 Many instrument finishes, particle sizes and sample weights are available; conditions can range from simple please enquire . shake flask analysis to long term column leaches . Many analytical options are possible on the leaches; prices will vary based on analytical package requested.
Various Elements CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (%) DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE
Zn Mo in Concentrates Appropriate digestion and titration or All control assays are overseen (+)-CON02 Cu Co 0.01%-100% gravimetric finish. $95.60 /each 4g sample by experienced certified assayers Pb Ni and analysed in duplicate at Four acid digestion and AAS finish. As-CON01 As 0.01%-15% $95.60 a minimum to assure quality . 1g sample Umpire assays are also available – HCl digestion and ICP-AES finish. Hg-CON01 Hg 1-10,000ppm $95.60 please enquire . 1g sample
Precious metals in concentrates KOH fusion and ion selective electrode . F-CON01 F 20-20,000ppm $114.00 and bullion are found in the 0.2g sample Precious Metals section . + Add element symbol as prefix to method code. More elements are available. Please enquire.
High-Grade Multi- CODE ANALYTES & RANGES (ppm) PRICE PER SAMPLE Element Analysis Ag 0 1-1,000. Fe 0.02%-100% Ni 2-100,000 Th 2-5,000 Al 0.02%-100% Ga 0 .5-5,000 P 100-100,000 Ti 0.01%-100% This is a four acid multi-element As 2-100,000 Ge 0 .5-5,000 Pb 5-100,000 Tl 0 .2-5,000 procedure specifically designed for Ba 50-100,000 Hf 1-5,000 Rb 1-5,000 U 1-10,000 major, minor and trace elements Be 0 .5-10,000 In 0 .05-2,500 Re 0 .02-500 V 5-100,000 in high-grade samples and Bi 0 1-100,000. K 0.02%-100% S 0.05%-10% W 1-100,000 concentrates. Extra care is taken ME-MS61c™ Ca 0.05%-100% La 5-5,000 Sb 0 .5-10,000 Y 1-5,000 $304.10 with senior staff reviewing the 0.4g sample Cd 0 .2-5,000 Li 2-5,000 Sc 1-10,000 Zn 20-100,000 results in detail . Ce 0 1-5,000. Mg 0.02%-100% Se 10-10,000 Zr 5-5,000 Aqua regia/ICP-MS and oxidizing Co 1-100,000 Mn 10-100,000 Sn 2-5,000 fusion/XRF options are also Cr 10-100,000 Mo 0 .5-100,000 Sr 2-100,000 available . Cs 0 .5-5,000 Na 0.02%-100% Ta 0 .5-1,000 Cu 2-100,000 Nb 1-5,000 Te 0 .5-5,000
Industrial Minerals CODE ORE/PRODUCT ANALYTES DESCRIPTION PRICE PER SAMPLE Al O , CaO, Fe O , K O, LOI, MgO, MnO, Fusion, XRF Industrial minerals commonly ME_XRF26 Cementitious Materials 2 3 2 3 2 $37.90 Na O, SiO , SO , TiO and LOI 0.7g sample have highly refractory components 2 2 3 2 Chromite and Al O , BaO, CaO, Cr o Fe O , K O, MgO, Fusion, XRF requiring aggressive digestions . These ME_XRF26s 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 $59.10 Manganese Ore MnO, Na O, P O , SO , SiO , TiO and LOI 0.33g sample methods are designed to completely 2 2 5 3 2 2 Limestone, Dolomite, Fusion, ICP-AES dissolve the analytical sub-sample, ME-ICP86 CaO, MgO, Al O , Fe O , SiO , LOI $51.55 Magnesite, Magnesia 2 3 2 3 2 0.1g sample leaving no inhomogenous residual material behind .
CAD 2021 | SCHEDULE OF FEES AND SERVICES | GEOCHEMISTRY | 43 ALS Mineralogy CODE ANALYSIS RANGE OF SERVICE QEMSCAN Bulk Mineral Mineral composition, elemental deportment and assay reconciliation . ALS Mineralogy has a market BMA leading position in the Analysis QEMSCAN Bulk Mineral Mineral composition, estimate of the liberation, elemental deportment and assay range and capabilities of BMAL Analysis with Liberation reconciliation . our automated mineralogy Mineral list and abundances by X-Ray point counting, with elemental distributions, MLA Core Plug Analysis plus equipment, which includes MIN-CORE and calculated assay; plus high-resolution images of entire surface (both greyscale Images the Mineral Liberation and processed) . Suitable for core plugs or thin sections . Analyser (MLA), QEMSCAN®, MLA Bulk Mineral and XBSE analysis with additional X-Ray mapping of similar-appearing gangue or X-Ray Diffraction, TIMA and MIN-GXMAP Textural Analysis with X-Ray minerals of interest to improve grain segmentation (for texturally complex or HyLogger™. Mapping finely intergrown samples) MLA Sparse phases - Au, Ag, Data for requested minerals only - does not include bulk mineralogy data - Mineral Quantitative mineralogical data PGE, U minerals etc . present List and relative abundances, elemental distributions, particle size and grain size MIN-SPL are an essential component in at ppm to ppt levels or losses distributions, mineral liberation, locking and association data, particle image line a range of applications such as of minerals of interest to tails ups, - includes high resolution photomicrographs of typical minerals of interest . processing mineralogy, plant Mineral List and abundances (to <0.5 Wt%), elemental distributions, particle size MLA Bulk Mineral and and grain size distributions, mineral liberation, locking and association data, grade surveys, ore characterisation, MIN-XBSE Textural Analysis recovery curves, particle image line ups, assay reconciliation - includes spread precious metal and trace sheet reporting - additional reporting options available . mineral characterisation, and MLA Bulk Mineral Analysis by Mineral List and abundances (to ~0.5-1 Wt%), elemental distributions, chemical MIN-XMOD geometallurgy analyses . X-Ray Point Counting assay reconciliation - includes basic spreadsheet reporting . QEMSCAN Particle Mineral Mineral composition, abundance, liberation, locking, association, elemental Access to state-of-the art PMA Analysis deportment and assay reconciliation . Typically includes 4-5 size fractions . technology and a highly trained QEMSCAN Trace Mineral Trace mineral characterisation includes liberation, locking, association and size. TMS technical team ensures that Search Cost is dependent on grade and desired number of grains for analysis . your requirements are met with XRDQ Quantitative XRD Fully quantitative XRD, including the quantification of the amorphous material present. high-quality data fit for your Mineral abundance, normalised over the crystalline content, excluding the purpose . XRDSQ Semi-quantitative XRD quantification of amorphous material. Contact us to determine All prices are by quotation . Please contact ALS for more information . methods and pricing specific for your project . Additional reporting options are also available on request. Mineralogical data available from our range of technologies include:
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