Geochemical Symbol: Zr
Typical Detection Limit (Aqua Regia/ICP): 0.5-5 ppm. NOTE Most common host mineral, zircon, is highly resistant to acid digestion and
Typical Detection Limit (Neutron Activation): 50 ppm


Frequency distribution typically complete

Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder

None known

2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping

Elevated values of total Zr indicative of felsic rocks, esp. intrusives. Significance of elevated Zr values in Aqua Regia/ICP data sets is poorly understood, with Zr appearing to correlate with siderophile elements like Fe, Ni and Cr in some sample media.

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