Geochemical Symbol: Co
Typical Detection Limit (Aqua Regia/ICP): 1 ppm
Typical Detection Limit (Neutron Activation): 5 ppm


Frequency distribution of Aqua Regia/ICP analytical values complete in most sample media. Minor truncation (censoring) possible with neutron-activation analyses

Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder

Few, other than for Co deposits, and possibly "Red-Bed" Cu

2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping

Indicative of mafic rocks, though Cr and Ni are less ambiguous indicators

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