A spectrochemical method for determining the composition of native gold

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

The spectrochemical method described herein for determining trace, minor, and major element distribution in native gold is applicable over a wide range of particle sizes and over a very large concentration range. The matrices of samples and standards are very closely matched. The method was tested on 100 nuggets from a gold sample collected in Alaska. The data show that the method is adequate for 30 of the 31 elements checked; only the mercury values are not acceptable. The data also show that more than one sample is necessary for a complete evaluation of all elements in one geologic location.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A spectrochemical method for determining the composition of native gold
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 1
Issue 3
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 7 p.
First page 301
Last page 307
Country United States of America
State Alaska
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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