Platinum Group Elements

Full Package

A nickel-sulfide fire assay pre-concentration followed by irradiation and analysis on the sulfide precipitate.

Element Option 1

Detection Limit

Option 2

Detection Limit

Platinum (Pt) 20 ppb 10 ppb
Palladium (Pd) 20 ppb 10 ppb
Rhodium (Rh) 5 ppb 1ppb
Iridium (Ir) 1 ppb 0.2 ppb
Osmium (Os) 10 ppb 2 ppb
Ruthenium (Ru) 50 ppb 10 ppb
Gold (Au) 1 ppb 0.5 ppb

Rhenium analysis is also available.

Iridium Anomaly

Maxxam can provide iridium sensitivity to 0.1 ppb for evaluation of iridium anomalies based on pre-concentration by NiS of 40 gram sample and determination by NAA.

Partial Package

Intended to provide additional information for samples already run for Au, Pt, and Pd by traditional fire-assay.

Element Option 1

Detection Limit

Option 2

Detection Limit

Rhodium (Rh) 5 ppb 1 ppb
Iridium (Ir) 1 ppb 0.2 ppb
Osmium (Os) 10 ppb 2 ppb
Ruthenium (Ru) 50 ppb 10 ppb

Concentrate or ore samples containing percent levels of base metals or elevated precious metals require special handling, please inquire.

Platinum Group Elements