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

User Fee Structure (in Canadian dollars) as of June 22, 2017.
To submit samples to PCIGR for analyses, please fill in the form (fillable pdf form, click to download ) and send it (preferably by email) to the team member in charge of the lab, with copies to Cecilia Li (celi@eos.ubc.ca) and Dominique Weis (dweis@eos.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
.

Rush requests: add 40%

ICP-MS (Element2 HR and agilent Quad)
Elemental concentration analyses and in-situ isotopic compositions

Per hour

$60

$90

$120

Per sample (all trace elements)**

$125

$175

$250

Per hour Aridus desolvation***

$80

$120

$175

Per hour laser ablation – contact us for hourly rate (minimum 8 hrs).
**Common rock/mineral separate samples/trace element analysis could be charged by per sample basis. Per sample fee includes sample digestion & preparation (no high pressure digestion). Extra fee for samples needs high pressure digestion. Refer to “sample preparation section”.
***Aridus applications-contact us for info of equipment availability.
Due to the complexity of rock samples, we reserve the right to add an extra fee for samples which require extensively extra amount of work in sample preparation and analysis.
Others such as organic material or water the analyses may be charged by hour of preparation & analytical time.

Noble Gas MS
Ar-Ar dating

Incremental heating Ar date (10-steps)

$550

$800

$1,300

Turn-around time of 6 months.

Light Stable IRMS
H, O, C isotopic compositions

Carbonates minerals

(O and C)

$30

$40

$50

Water (O or H)

$30

$40

$50

Water (O & H)

$40

$50

$70

Silicate minerals (H)

$75

$100

$150

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

$200

$260

$380

Sr isotopic analysis + Rb-Sr conc.

$240

$320

$450

Nd isotopic analysis

$230

$300

$450

Nd isotopic analysis + Sm-Nd conc.

$260

$360

$550

Pb isotopes (galena)

$75

$125

$200

Pb isotopes (feldspar and sulphide)

$150

$275

$325

Geochronology

U-Pb ID-TIMS

Zircon – Chemical Abrasion and/or accessory minerals

(4 analyses minimum)

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

U-Pb Laser ablation

Detrital zircon (60 grains)

$1,200

$1,500

$2,000

Igneous zircon

(16 analyses minimum)

$1,000

$1,200

$1,500

Lu-Hf ID-MC-ICPMS

Garnet, apatite

$1,800

$2,700

$3,600

Those fees include mineral separation and sample prep. The cost of mineral separation will be charged in case of no recovery.
Turn-around time of 4 months when 5 or less samples submitted; rush status, 2 months.
Please contact us for turn-around time for submissions of more than 5 samples.

MC-ICP-MS
Radiogenic Isotopic compositions

Nd isotopic analysis

$230

$300

$450

Hf isotopic analysis

$280

$340

$500

Hf isotopic analysis + Lu-Hf conc.

$320

$390

$550

Zircon Hf isotopic analysis

$220

$270

$330

Pb isotopic analysis

$180

$250

$360

MC-ICP-MS
Heavy/transitional metal stable isotope analyses

Mo, Cd, Mg, Fe, Cu, Li isotopes – per day

$1000

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

Sample preparation

Radiogenic isotopic analyses and geochronology

Leaching

$100

$150

$200

Bomb dissolution, extra

$160

$200

$280

Rock crushing for radiogenic studies

$175

$230

$345

Mineral separation for dating

$250

$300

$500

Available only for samples analyzed at PCIGR

Inorganic Geochemistry Analyses*

CN analyzer

Filter samples with acid treatment

$8 ($11)

$15

$15 ($20)

$25

$30 ($40)

$50

CNS analyzer

$10 ($17)

$20 ($35)

$40 ($50)

CO2 coulometer

$7 ($15)

$10 ($20)

$30 ($40)

Biogenous silica

$7 ($25)

$10 ($35)

$30 ($70)

Salt titration

$3 ($10)

$5 ($17)

$10 ($30)

Freeze dryer (per session)

$15

$30

$80

Hertzog grinding mill

$5 ($10)

$10 ($17)

$20 ($40)
Hydrogen sulphides (H2S)

$5 ($15)

$10 ($30)

$15 ($50)

*Note: the first price indicates analyses carried out by students/research personnel, the price in brackets are analyses carried out by EOAS technicians (i.e., there is an additional charge for technician time). Normally, analyses are carried out by students/research personnel.

For any combination of the above and potential price estimation, please contact:
Dr. Dominique Weis
,
phone: 604-822-1697
email: dweis@eos.ubc.ca