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Prices

Solution based ICP-MS analyses

Contact the lab for information on price per sample.

Laser for LA-ICP-MS analyses

Laser for LA-ICP-MS analyses is based on a day price. The day price includes help with tuning of the instrument and setup of analytical methods.

Internal customers

7000 SEK per day using the lab.
10000 SEK per day if the lab personal shall do the setup analyses and the data reduction (lab personnel is running samples for customers)

External customers

 9000 SEK per day using the lab.
12000 SEK per day if the lab personal shall do the setup analyses and the data reduction (lab personnel is running samples for customers)

Zircon age dating

The laboratory performs all processes involved in U-Pb age dating of zircon; from mineral concentrates to data reduction. The age dating processes are here separated into the following 4 steps:

  1. Crushing and separating mineral grains into heavy mineral concentrates.
  2. Picking grains onto double sided tape, mounting grains in epoxy and grinding/polishing the grains.
  3. Imaging of the internal textures by scanning electron microscopy – using Cathode Luminescence (CL) and/or Back Scattered Electrons (BSE). Done at the field emission scanning electron microscope (https://www.geology.lu.se/research/laboratories-equipment/field-emissio…)
  4. U-Pb spot analyses by LA-ICP-MS with laser spots guided by internal textures and data reduction of raw data.

The age dating can be arranged according the too needs of the customers, we can e.g. do step 1-4, step 2-4 step 3-4 or only step 4 - however we do not perform step 1 to 3 without step 4.

We have two approaches - igneous and sedimentary

Approach i) Age dating of zircon from igneous granitic rocks - mounting 100 zircon grains, BSE and CL imaging of all grains and running 50 U-Pb spot analyses.

Approach ii) Age dating of zircons for provenance - mounting 200 grains, BSE and CL imaging of all grains and running 150 spot analyses.

Pricing per sample:

Approach i)

Step 1-4: 7800 SEK per sample
Step 2-4: 6600 SEK per sample
Step 3-4: 5400 SEK per sample
Step 4: 3000 SEK per sample

Approach ii)

Step 1-4: 17400 SEK per sample
Step 2-4: 16200 SEK per sample
Step 3-4: 13800 SEK per sample
Step 4: 9000 SEK per sample