AGDB analytical method: FA_AA

Gold, silver and platinum group elements by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry after PbO fire assay chemical separation.

Bibliographic reference

Author Baedecker, Philip A., editor
Year 1987
Title Methods for geochemical analysis
Series Bulletin
Issue 1770
Pages 1 v.: ill.; 28 cm
URL http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1770
Notes Includes bibliographies. Analytical methods used in the Geologic Division laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey for the inorganic chemical analysis of rock and mineral samples.
Organization USGS-BAL

Parameters using this method

Parameter Description
Ag_ppm_FA_AA Silver, in parts per million by weight, by PbO fire assay and flame-atomic absorption spectrophotometry
Au_ppm_FA_AA Gold, in parts per million by weight, by PbO fire assay and flame-atomic absorption spectrophotometry
Pd_ppm_FA_AA Palladium, in parts per million by weight, by PbO fire assay and flame-atomic absorption spectrophotometry
Pt_ppm_FA_AA Platinum, in parts per million by weight, by PbO fire assay and flame-atomic absorption spectrophotometry
Rh_ppm_FA_AA Rhodium, in parts per million by weight, by PbO fire assay and flame-atomic absorption spectrophotometry