Geochemical Symbol: Be
Typical Detection Limit (Aqua Regia/ICP): 0.5 ppm. NOTE: Most common mineral that
hosts Be, beryl (Be3Al2Si6O18), is resistant to strong-acid digestion routinely used in commercial geochemical labs.
Typical Detection Limit (Neutron Activation): N/A
Distribution of values is usually heavily truncated (censored).
Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder
For certain pegmatites.
2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping
Elevated values may indicate presence of felsic intrusives of specific composition and origin
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