Lead Isotope Analysis – Sample Types and Selection
The lead isotopic ratios (e.g. 206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb, 208Pb/204Pb) can be measured in various sample types such as igneous and metamorphic rocks, mineral dust, marine and lacustrine sediments, bones, tooth enamel, soil, and others.
Our sample size recommendations are general guidelines. Individual sample size requirements depend on the material type and Pb concentration in the sample. If you measured the Pb concentration in your samples, email us the information PRIOR to submittal so we can give you a better estimate of the required sample size for your material.