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


Frequency distributions heavily truncated (censored): up to 50% with ICP, up to 95% with neutron activation

Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder

Pathfinder for gold under certain conditions, and for porphyry copper/gold mineralization. Unlike most metals, Mo is mobile under alkaline conditions and finds particular application in reconnaissance exploration in arid environments

2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping

None known

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