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 20, 2019.
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 memberĀ in charge of the lab, 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
.

Rush requests: add 40%

ICP-MS (Element2 HR and agilent Quad)
Elemental concentration analyses and in-situ isotopic compositions
Per hour $80 $100 $140
Per sample (all trace elements)** $130 $180 $260
Per hour Aridus desolvation*** $90 $130 $185

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
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 $275 $400
Sr isotopic analysis + Rb-Sr conc. $250 $340 $475
Nd isotopic analysis $240 $315 $480
Nd isotopic analysis + Sm-Nd conc. $270 $380 $580
Pb isotopes (galena) $80 $140 $220
Pb isotopes (feldspar and sulphide) $160 $300 $350
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

The above fees for U-Pb geochronology 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.

Lu-Hf ID-MC-ICPMS
Garnet, apatite $1,800 $2,700 $3,600
MC-ICP-MS
Radiogenic Isotopic compositions
Nd isotopic analysis $240 $315 $480
Hf isotopic analysis $290 $355 $520
Hf isotopic analysis + Lu-Hf conc. $330 $405 $570
Zircon Hf isotopic analysis $230 $285 $350
Pb isotopic analysis $190 $265 $380
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 $215 $300
Rock crushing for radiogenic studies $180 $245 $370
Mineral separation for dating $260 $315 $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 additional charge for technician time).

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