Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences


Analytical Laboratory @ UMN

 

The Analytical Geochemistry Lab in Tate Hall accepts most sample types from all UMN departments as well as from clients external to the university 
 

Custom consultation with an experienced analyst to meet your research needs
 

Applications include:

-Environmental
-Chemical
-Geological
-Medical
-Pharmaceutical
-Agricultural
-Materials Science
                 and more

 

Ion chromatography (IC)
inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)
inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)


Custom element suites available
 

Analytical Geochemistry Lab Rates 
effective 1/1/2018

Liquid samples must be homogenous or sample digestion fees apply (see Sample digestion). The lab does not accept organic solvents for analysis.
 

Ion chromatography for anions, 2 runs/sample, ppb-level detection
 

Anion suite 1: Fluoride, Chloride, Nitrite, Bromide, Nitrate, Sulfate, Phosphate.  $24.67 UMN, $40.71 external

Anion suite 1 plus Oxalate, Thiosulfate. Special handling required.  $29.22 UMN, $48.20 external

 

ICP-OES for major elements, 3 runs/sample, ppb-level detection:
 

Freshwater suite: Al, Ba, Ca, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Si, Sr.  $32.41 UMN, $53.48 external
 

Seawater suite: Al, Ba, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Si, Sr, Zn.  $32.41 UMN, $53.48 external

Rock majors suite: Al, Ba, Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P. Si, Sr, Ti, Zr, Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Sn.  $32.41 UMN, $53.48 external

Additional elements or custom suites (any element, not limited to above lists):  $28.30/element UMN, $46.70/element external

 

ICP-MS for trace elements, 3 runs/sample, ppt-level detection:
 

Transition metals suite: Fe, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn.  $31.92 UMN, $50 external
 

Water trace suite 1 w/ REE's: Al, Sc, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ga, Ge, As, Se, Rb, Y, Ag, Cd, Cs, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Tl, Pb, Th, U.  $31.92 UMN, $52.67 external
 

Water Trace Suite 2 w/ trace HF: B, Si, P, Ge, Kr, Sr, Nb, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, In, Sb, Te, Ta, W, Re, Ir, Pt, Au. $31.92 UMN, $52.67 external
 

Isotope ratio determination:  $31.92 UMN, $52.67 external
 

Standard addition method, 2 runs/sample (for complicated matrices including rocks, soils, and plants):  $64.27 UMN, $106.05 external
 

Additional elements or custom suites (any element, not limited to above lists):  $28.30/element UMN, $46.70/element external

 

Sample digestion (rock samples must be <150 micron powder) 
 

"Benchtop" digestion @ atmospheric pressure: $14.67 UMN, $24.21 external
 

Pressure vessel digestion (high P&T): $38.03 UMN, $62.75 external

 

Inquiries

To request analyses please e-mail elundstr@umn.edu including:
- Name
- Department
- Address 
- EFS string (UMN) or contact for invoicing (external) 
- Description of samples including hazards
- Number of samples
- Desired analyses


Contact

Elizabeth Lundstrom
Department of Earth Sciences

elundstr@umn.edu