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User fees are charged for all analyses performed in the Saskatchewan Isotope Laboratory in order to cover the cost of machine repair, maintenance, reagents and the salaries of some of the technicians. A sliding scale is used with genuine student projects and NSERC-funded researchers paying less than academics who are not supported by NSERC. Commercial analyses cost more than the NSERC-funded academic price because we recognise the valuable financial contributions made to the SIL by agencies such as CFI and the Government of Saskatchewan, who jointly funded the aquisition of ~C$3.7M worth of equipment over the past few years. This funding is intended to assist academic research in Canada.

Senior staff of the SIL may be willing to collaborate on projects, provided that the results of these projects are published in international, peer-reviewed journals within a couple of years' of completion. In these cases, SIL staff may be willing to contribute to the cost of the analyses. Users interested in this option should contact the staff member most likely to be involved in the project.



Item NSERC-funded Academics Price (C $) Non-NSERC-funded Academics Price (C $) Commercial Price (C $)
 
Sample preparation (carbonates - per sample)
Micromilling - contact Dr Bill Patterson at bill.patterson@usask.ca
 
Stable Isotope Analyses (per sample)
δ18O and δ13C (carbonate) - Kiel 22.50 25.00 40.00
 
C or N (organic) - EA 25.00 30.00 45.00
C or N (organic) - EA (preloaded) 18.00 20.00 30.00
C and N
Contact for pricing
For acidification, add $25 per sample
 
C (alpha cellulose) - EA 28.80 32.00 50.00
C (alpha cellulose) - EA (preloaded) 19.00 21.00 32.00
 
δ18O and δ2H (water) - TC/EA 46.00 60.00 110.00
Filtering, add $8 per sample
Brines, add $40 per sample
 
δ18O (silver phosphate) - TC/EA 36.00 40.00 60.00
δ18O (silver phosphate) - TC/EA (preloaded) 27.00 30.00 45.00
 
δ18O (alpha cellulose) - TC/EA 30.00 40.00 60.00
δ18O (alpha cellulose) - TC/EA (preloaded) 27.00 30.00 45.00
 
δ2H (cellulose nitrate) - TC/EA 36.00 40.00 60.00
δ2H (cellulose nitrate) - TC/EA (preloaded) 27.00 30.00 45.00
 
 
 
Radiogenic Isotope Analyses (per sample)
Sr natural 200.00 300.00 400.00
Rb-Sr concentration and Sr ratio 250.00 400.00 500.00
Rb-Sr concentration + Sr natural 400.00 550.00 645.00
 
Sm-Nd concentration and Nd ratio (carbonates) 350.00 500.00 680.00
Nd natural 300.00 350.00 500.00
Sm-Nd concentration + Nd natural 500.00 550.00 825.00
 
Sm-Nd concentration and Nd ratio (silicates, bomb) 400.00 500.00 700.00
Nd natural 300.00 350.00 500.00
Sm-Nd concentration + Nd natural 525.00 580.00 870.00
 
Sm-Nd concentration + Nd natural + Sr natural 720.00 800.00 1200.00
Rb-Sr + Sm-Nd concentration + ID ratios 600.00 750.00 1025.00
Rb-Sr + Sm-Nd concentration + Sr natural + Nd natural 910.00 1000.00 1450.00
 
Pb-Pb isotope ratios (silicates) 250.00 300.00 380.00
 
Pb-Pb isotope ratios (sulphides) 200.00 250.00 350.00
 
Sr natural in water 200.00 250.00 350.00
Pb natural in water 250.00 300.00 400.00
Sr concentration + natural in water 350.00 300.00 450.00
Pb concentration + natural in water 300.00 350.00 500.00
Sr + Pb concentration + natural in water 350.00 450.00 600.00
Ca isotopes 300.00 350.00 enquire
 
Radioactive and Transition Metal Isotope Analyses (per sample)
Cr isotopes enquire    
 
Multi-Isotope Analyses (per sample)
Nd + δ13C (carb + org) 310.00    
Nd + δ13C (carb) 275.00    
Nd + δ13C (org) 290.00    
Sr + δ13C + δ18O (carb) 200.00    
Sr + Pb + δ18O + δ2H (water) 310.00    
Sr + δ18O + δ2H (water) 220.00    
 
Interpretation and Reporting (per day)
  400.00 700.00 1200.00