Geochemical Symbol: Sm
Typical Detection Limit (Aqua Regia/ICP):
N/A Typical Detection Limit (Neutron Activation): 0.1 ppm


Frequency distribution truncated (censored), but parametric statistical calculations usually possible

Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder

None known

2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping

Elevated rare-earth values are generally indicative of felsic rocks, esp. intrusives, and the soils and stream sediments derived from them. Specific details of Sm's behaviour will be added to this site at a later date.

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