Our near-surface exploration analysis techniques are designed for excellent recovery of base- and trace-elements from regolith materials. These are ideal for products from shallow drilling, such as aircore, rotary-air-blast and auger samples.
Microwave-assisted Aqua-regia Extraction
LabWest has developed microwave-assisted digestion techniques to obtain maximum recovery of metals from geochemical samples, with negligible loss of volatiles and no cross-contamination.Our microwave-assisted aqua-regia digestion (scheme code MAR) is a first-class exploration tool, giving a degree of confidence in results that is not easily obtainable with traditional hotplate or hotbox techniques. Very low detection limits are obtained with current-generation ICP-MS.LabWest Code MAR-0120 elementsLabWest Code MAR-0444 elements
MAR Analyte Table
Commodity-Specific Exploration Packages
In consultation with leading geoscientists we have developed analysis suites that will meet the specific needs of explorers for various commodities.Gold Exploration:Click Here for gold-specific techniquesGold and Base-Metals:LabWestCodeEXPRESSAU+2020 multielements by MAR plus Au (0.5ppb) Ag As Au Bi Ca Co Cr Cu Fe Hg In Mn Mo Ni Pb Sb Te Tl U W ZnUranium Exploration:LabWestCodeMMA-01U21 elements, by HF/Total digestion Ag As Ba Ca Co Cu Fe K Li Mo Ni P Pb S Se Th Ti U V Y ZnIron Exploration:LabWestCodeMIO-01Major oxides by HF/Total digestion Fe Al2O3 CaO K2O Na2O MgO MnO P S SiO2 TiO2 LOI