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Prices

Pricing at the LA-ICP-MS laboratory

Using the lab is based on a day price. The day price includes help with tuning of the instrument and setup of analytical methods.

Internal customers

6000 SEK per day using the lab.

7000 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

8000 SEK per day using the lab.

9000 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

At the laboratory we perform all processes involved 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 our field emission scanning electron microscope (https://www.geology.lu.se/research/laboratories-equipment/field-emission...)
  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 separate pricing into two approached (igneous and sedimentary)

Other approaches can of cause be discusses with the lab.

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 from sediments/meta-sediment (mounting 200 grains, BSE and CL imaging of all grains and running 150 spot analyses).

Pricing per sample (minimum 3 samples):

Approach i)

Step 1-4: 5700 SEK per sample

Step 2-4: 5000 SEK per sample

Step 3-4: 4300 SEK per sample

Step 4: 2250 SEK per sample

Approach ii)

Step 1-4: 8250 SEK per sample

Step 2-4: 7550 SEK per sample

Step 3-4: 5150 SEK per sample

Step 4: 4500 SEK per sample

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