Lakehead University leading Rare Earth Elements analysis

Lakehead University’s Centre of Analytical Services, under the direction of Drs. Shannon Zurevinski and Roger Mitchell, has been chosen by scientists in Nova Scotia to help Nova Scotia's research and development efforts in Rare Earth Elements.
LUCAS  currently offers advanced mineral analysis to exploration and mining companies. With the right mineralogical information and analysis, prospectors and exploration companies can win, leading to increase profits.
Specialized REE Services that Lakehead University Centre for Analytical Services (LUCAS) can offer geologists, exploration companies and prospectors:
  1. thin section preparation
  2. petrography and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis of thin sections to identify the minerals which host the REE, all completed by research scientists specializing in carbonatites and REE-hosted rocks. This includes qualitative mineral identification, and if needed, quantitative mineral analysis.
  3. Imaging of the REE-host rock, both petrographic and high resolution imaging (using SEM)
  4. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of mineral phases in the rocks, including semi-quantitative and quantitative assessments.
For more information, check out our technical bulletin on rare earth elements.
For more information about the service LUCAS provides check out our services page.

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