Frequently Asked Questions
Mineral deposits and petroleum reserves are indicated by a host of elements that are distributed into positive and negative patterns at surface, above and around the edges of mineral deposits. Trace elements become trapped at parts-per-billion and parts-per-trillion levels within amorphous oxide coatings on sand and silt grains in the soil or sediment in the near-surface environment. Enzyme LeachSM is a selective extraction of amorphous MnO2 within these coatings, and subsequent analysis for up to 68 trace and major elements by ICP-Mass Spectrometry reveals repeatable patterns that indicate blind mineral deposits and petroleum reservoirs. Determining a large number of parameters makes the technology robust.
Enzyme LeachSM Services will take your project from survey design and sample collection to data interpretation and target definition. Our expert staff of geologists and geochemists will design the most appropriate soil geochemistry program for your project. Our years of experience, discovery successes, and ongoing research programs combine to make us the leader in selective extraction geochemistry.
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