Geochemical Symbol: Ni
Typical Detection Limit (Aqua Regia/ICP): 1 ppm
Typical Detection Limit (Neutron Activation): 50 ppm


Frequency distributions complete for ICP

Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder

Usefulness as a pathfinder for magmatic nickel deposits limited by very high background (Ni in silicate) values associated with host rocks (see Cu).

2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping

Elevated values indicative of mafic or ultramafic rocks. Very low values may indicate presence of felsic rocks, esp. kaolinized intrusives.

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