Rare Earth Element Analysis (REE)

Rare Earth Element Analysis (REE) for Exploration

Rare Earth Elements are analyzed by Neutron Activation Analysis at Maxxam Analytics and the remaining Rare Earth Elements plus Yttrium are analyzed at our parent company’s Bureau Veritas Minerals laboratory.

REE analyzed by Neutron Activation

Element Unit Detection Limit
Cerium (Ce) ppm 0.005
Europium (Eu) ppm 0.2
Lanthanum (La) ppm 1
Lutetium (Lu) ppm 0.1
Neodymium (Nd) ppm 5
Samarium (Sm) ppm 0.1
Terbium (Tb) ppm 0.1
Ytterbium (Yb) ppm 0.2
Thorium (Th) ppm 0.5
Uranium (U) ppm 1

REE analyzed by ICP-MS

Element Unit Detection Limit
Element Unit Detection Limit
Dysprosium(Dy) ppm 0.02
Erbium(Er) ppm 0.02
Gadolinium(Gd) ppm 0.02
Holmium(Ho) ppm 0.02
Praseodymium(Pr) ppm 0.02
Thulium(Tm) ppm 0.02
Yttrium(Y) ppm 0.01
Rare Earth Element Analysis (REE)