Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences,
The University of British Columbia

Fees

User Fee Structure (in Canadian dollars) as of June 25, 2020.
To submit samples to PCIGR for analyses, please fill in this form (fillable PDF form, click to download) and email it to the team member in charge, with copies to Dominique Weis (dweis@eoas.ubc.ca).

Instrument/Analysis Type
(per sample unless indicated)

NSERC Academic

Government

Others (Industry)

The categories above refer to Canadian-based research.
For other queries, please contact us (see fillable PDF form for specific contacts)
.

Rush requests: add 40%

ICP-MS (Element 2 HR and Agilent Quad)
Elemental concentration analyses and in-situ isotopic compositions
Per hour $75 $115 $155
Per sample (all trace elements)** $130 $195 $260
Per hour Aridus desolvation*** $80 $120 $160
Per hour laser ablation $90 $135 $180
Per hour split stream $125 $190 $250

Per hour laser ablation (minimum 8 hrs) — contact us for daily rate.

**Common rock/mineral separate samples/trace element analysis can be charged on a per-sample basis. Per-sample fee includes sample digestion and preparation (no high-pressure digestion). Extra fee for samples needing high-pressure digestion. Refer to “Sample Preparation” below.

***Aridus applications — contact us for instrument availability.

Due to the complexity of rock samples, we reserve the right to add an extra fee for samples that require extensive extra work in sample preparation and analysis.

For organic material or waters, analyses may be charged by hour for both sample preparation and analysis.

Noble Gas MS
Ar-Ar dating
Incremental heating Ar date (10 steps) $600 $900 $1,200

Turn-around time of 6 months.

Light Stable IRMS
H, O, C isotopic compositions
Carbonates minerals (C and O) $30 $40 $50
CO2 (C and O) $20 $25 $30
d15N $20 $30 $60
d13C $20 $30 $60
TIMS
Radiogenic Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic compositions
Sr isotopic analysis $210 $315 $420
Sr isotopic analysis + Rb-Sr conc. $250 $375 $500
Nd isotopic analysis $240 $360 $480
Nd isotopic analysis + Sm-Nd conc. $280 $420 $560
Pb isotopes (galena) $80 $120 $160
Pb isotopes (feldspar and sulphide) $160 $240 $320
Geochronology
U-Pb ID-TIMS
Zircon – Chemical Abrasion and/or accessory minerals
(4 analyses minimum)
$1,500 $2,250 $3,000
U-Pb Laser ablation
Detrital zircon (60 grains) $1,200 $1,800 $2,400
Igneous zircon (16 analyses minimum) $1,000 $1,500 $2,000

The above fees for U-Pb geochronology include mineral separation and sample preparation. The cost of mineral separation will still be charged in case of no recovery.

Turn-around time is 4 months when 5 or fewer samples are submitted; rush status is 2 months.

Please contact us for turn-around time for submissions of more than 5 samples.

Lu-Hf ID-MC-ICP-MS
Garnet, apatite $1,800 $2,700 $3,600
MC-ICP-MS
Radiogenic Isotopic compositions
Nd isotopic analysis $240 $360 $480
Hf isotopic analysis $290 $435 $580
Hf isotopic analysis + Lu-Hf conc. $330 $495 $660
Zircon Hf isotopic analysis $230 $345 $460
Pb isotopic analysis $190 $285 $380

Contact us for combined analyses on the same dissolution.

MC-ICP-MS
Heavy/transitional metal stable isotope analyses
Mo, Cd, Mg, Fe, Cu, Li isotopes – per day $1000 ^ ^

^ Heavy/transitional metal stable isotope analyses are not offered on a commercial basis.

Sample preparation
Radiogenic isotopic analyses and geochronology
Leaching $105 $160 $220
Bomb dissolution, extra $165 $245 $330
Rock crushing for radiogenic studies $180 $270 $360
Mineral separation for dating $260 $390 $520

Available only for samples analyzed at PCIGR

Inorganic Geochemistry Analyses*
CN analyzer
Filter samples with acid treatment
$8 ($11)
($15)
($20)
($25)
($40)
($50)
CNS analyzer $10 ($17) ($35) ($50)
CO2 coulometer $7 ($15) ($25) ($50)
Biogenous silica $10 ($25) ($40) ($80)
Salt titration $3 ($10) ($17) ($30)
Freeze dryer (per session) $15 ($30) ($80)
Hertzog grinding mill
Sediments
Shellfish
$5
($10)
($15)
$10
($17)
($22)
$20
($40)
($50)
Hydrogen sulphides (H2S) $5 ($15) ($35) ($70)
LOI $5 ($10) ($20) ($30)
Fluxer $25 ($60) ($100) ($150)

*Note: Analyses are normally carried out by students/research personnel, where applicable. Prices in brackets are analyses that are carried out by EOAS technicians (i.e., there is an extra charge for technician time).

For a price estimate of sample preparation and analyses for any of the above options, please contact:
Dr. Dominique Weis

phone: 604-822-1697
email: dweis@eoas.ubc.ca