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Zirchron high quality mineral separation fast


Technical and interpretational advances in the last few decades have increased the demand for mineral separation in both academic Earth science, and in resource industries such as petroleum exploration and mining.

With more than 10 years experience in geochronology and consulting in geosciences, we can deliver fast and high quality mineral separation for any application. Routine procedures include preparation of clean high yield separates of zircon, apatite and other heavy minerals for U/Pb, fission-track and (U-Th)/He geochronology and thermochronology, as well as separates of mica, hornblende, and other bearing phases for K/Ar and 40Ar/39Ar analyses.

Let us put our high standards and procedures to work for you and your applications.

How does it work?

  1. You ship your whole-rock samples to us

  2. We will ship mineral separates in glass vials 
    and plastic bags and leftover rock samples 

  3. We will also ship you a printed summary of 
    procedures used and initial analysis of the 
    purity and abundance of desired phases in 
    each separate.

  4. Let us answer any questions or adapt our methods to any special requirements of your application. Contact the link above or send us an email to: info@zirchron.com