Geochemical Symbol: Zn
Typical Detection Limit (Aqua Regia/ICP): 0.5-2 ppm
Typical Detection Limit (Neutron Activation): 50 ppm


Frequency Distribution complete for ICP; minor truncation (censoring) with neutron activation, though parametric statistical calculations still possible (NA)

Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder

For various types of Zn mineralization, esp. accompanied by Cd. False anomalies are common

2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping

Elevated values more likely to be indicative of mafic rocks, or Fe/Mn co-precipitation.

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