SY-4 Diorite Gneiss

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Certificate of Analysis

First Issued: June 1995
Version: June 1995

Description

SY-4 is a diorite gneiss obtained from an outcrop of the Rosenthal-Reid Lake Belt in Brudenell Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. It is intended as a replacement for the popular rock reference material, SY-2, which is now depleted.

Over 350 kg of rock was collected. This was dried, cleaned, broken, crushed and ground to -74 µm (-200 mesh). The powdered material was blended and bottled in 100-g lots. The analyses for homogeneity assessment were performed by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC). This involved a complete whole-rock analysis along with barium, strontium, rubidium and zirconium on 22 bottles chosen according to a stratified random sampling scheme. The analysis was done in duplicate using a fused-disk X-ray fluorescence technique.

Mineralogical investigation of SY-4 revealed major amounts of oligoclase and scapolite and minor amounts of biotite, calcite and analcime along with trace amounts of magnetite and apatite.

Certified Values

Eighty-nine university, commercial, and government laboratories from all over the world participated in an interlaboratory certification program. Up to 80 elements were analyzed by methods of each laboratory's choice. A statistical analysis of the data yielded Certified Values for 49 constituents and provisional values for 8 more.

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Reference

The certification report is available upon request to :

CCRMP, CanmetMINING
555 Booth Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G1
Canada

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Certified Values ±95% Confidence Interval
Al2O3 20.69 ± 0.08 % MgO 0.54 ± 0.01 %
CaO 8.05 ± 0.04 % MnO 0.108 ± 0.001 %
CO2 3.5 ± 0.1 % Na2O 7.10 ± 0.05 %
Fe2O3 total 6.21 ± 0.03 % P2O5 0.131 ± 0.004 %
FeO 2.86 ± 0.09 % SiO2 49.9 ± 0.1 %
K2O 1.66 ± 0.02 % TiO2 0.287 ± 0.003 %
Ba 340 ± 5 µg/g LOI 4.56 ± 0.07 %
Be 2.6 ± 0.1 µg/g Nd 57 ± 1 µg/g
Ce 122 ± 2 µg/g Ni 9 ± 1 µg/g
Co 2.8 ± 0.2 µg/g Pb 10 ± 1 µg/g
Cr 12 ± 1 µg/g Pr 15.0 ± 0.3 µg/g
Cs 1.5 ± 0.1 µg/g Rb 55 ± 1.5 µg/g
Cu 7 ± 1 µg/g Sc 1.1 ± 0.1 µg/g
Dy 18.2 ± 0.6 µg/g Sm 12.7 ± 0.4 µg/g
Er 14.2 ± 0.5 µg/g Sr 1191 ± 12 µg/g
Eu 2.00 ± 0.04 µg/g Ta 0.9 ± 0.1 µg/g
Ga 35 ± 1 µg/g Tb 2.6 ± 0.1 µg/g
Gd 14.0 ± 0.5 µg/g Th 1.4 ± 0.2 µg/g
Hf 10.6 ± 0.4 µg/g Tm 2.3 ± 0.1 µg/g
Ho 4.3 ± 0.1 µg/g U 0.8 ± 0.1 µg/g
La 58 ± 1 µg/g V 8 ± 1.6 µg/g
Li 37 ± 2 µg/g Y 119 ± 2 µg/g
Lu 2.1 ± 0.1 µg/g Yb 14.8 ± 0.4 µg/g
Mn 819 ± 24 µg/g Zn 93 ± 2 µg/g
Nb 13 ± 1 µg/g Zr 517 ± 16 µg/g
Provisional Values ± 95% Confidence Interval
C 1.0 ± 0.1 % H2O- 0.15 ± 0.05 %
F 0.06 ± 0.01 % S total 0.015 ± 0.004 %
H2O+ 1.0 ± 0.3 %    
Ag 0.6 ± 0.16 µg/g Sn 7.1 ± 0.6 µg/g
Br 217 ± 14 µg/g    
Information Values (Range)
Cl 0.3 - 0.6 % SO3 0.01 - 0.08 %
As 0.1 - 2 µg/g Mo 0.2 - 3 µg/g
B 13 - 18 µg/g Sb 0.01 - 0.3 µg/g
Bi 0.1 - 0.3 µg/g Se 0.01 - 4 µg/g
Cd 0.1 - 2 µg/g Ti 1500 - 1750 µg/g
Ge 1 - 4 µg/g Tl 0.2 - 0.5 µg/g
Hg 10 - 14 ng/g* W 0.2 - 15 µg/g
In 0.04 - 0.1 µg/g    

* ng/g = 10-9 g/g (i.e., ppb)