Determination of gold in phosphates by activation analysis using epithermal neutrons

Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

A simple method is described for determining gold in phosphates and phosphatic materials. Samples in a cadmium container are irradiated with epithermal neutrons to minimize the formation of 32 P, while permitting the formation of adequate amounts of 198 Au.  Fire assay-radiochemical methods are used to separate the 198 Au.  Concentrations as low as 0.1 ppb can be determined readily while maintaining low radiation levels.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Determination of gold in phosphates by activation analysis using epithermal neutrons
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 1
Issue 1
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, Va
Description 2 p.
First page 79
Last page 80
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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