TAL Analytical Use Fee Schedule

This page contains information related to the costs of analysis and sample preparation (if needed) for analysis performed through the Timberline Analytical Laboratory facility. Please contact Kato Dee (719-486-4222) if you are interested in submitted samples for analysis.

Elemental Analysis by ICP-OES / Rates

Method Unit Non-Profit1/Citizens Research/Grant2 Industry/Government3
Lake Fork Metals per sample $25.00 $25.00 $50.00
Lake Fork Metals + Major Earth Elements per sample $35.00 $35.00 $65.00
AML Metals per sample $40.00 $40.00 $75.00
AML Metals + Major Earth Elements per sample $50.00 $50.00 $90.00
Major Earth Elements4 per sample $15.00 $15.00 $30.00
Primary EPA Drinking Water5 per sample $20.00 $20.00 $50.00
Primary + Secondary EPA Drinking Water per sample $35.00 $35.00 $65.00
Inorganic Elements per element $4.00 $4.00 $8.00

1. Non-profit 501(c)3 groups. Contact lab directors to see if your group would qualify without a 501(c)3 designation.
2. Research projects supported through grants and private funding.
3. Federal agencies, state agencies, county agencies, municipal agencies and private sector.

4. Metals that are commonly found in higher concentrations. Radial view is used to accommodate the higher concentrations. Includes trace elements Mn, Fe, and Al that are commonly in high concentrations in AMD solutions.

5. Mercury (Hg) is not included due to current inability to analyze this metal in the TAL.

CMC TAL ICP-OES Methods (Optical view mode in superscipt)

Lake Fork Metals AML Metals2 Major Earth Elements1 EPA Primary Drinking Water2 EPA Secondary Drinking Water
Al2 Ag Al As Al2
As2 As Ca Ba Ag2
Ca1 B Fe Be Cu2
Cd2 Ba Mg Cd Fe1
Cu2 Be Mn Cr Mn2
Fe1 Cd Na Cu Zn2
Mg1 Cr K Pb
Mn2 Cu Sr Sb
Pb2 Mn Li Se
Se2 Mo Tl
Zn2 Ni
Pb
Sb
Se
Sr
Tl
V
Zn

ICP Optical View Mode:

1. Radial – Generally used for elements in appreciable concentrations or when ICP is run in robust conditions. Detection limits are typically higher than in axial view mode.

2. Axial – Used for elements typically measured in trace (<1.0 ppm) concentrations. Detection limits are commonly a magnitude lower than in radial view mode.

 

Elements (In colored boxes) Available for Analysis by the Optima 7000DV ICP-OES (Source: Perkin-Elemer).

Ion Analysis by Ion Chromatography

Method Unit Non-Profit/Citizens1 Research/Grant2 Industry/Government3
Major Anions4 per sample $25.00 $25.00 $40.00
Major Cation5 per sample $25.00 $25.00 $40.00

1. Non-profit 501(c)3 groups. Contact lab directors to see if your group would qualify without a 501(c)3 designation.
2. Research projects supported through grants and private funding.
3. Federal agencies, state agencies, county agencies, municipal agencies and private sector.

4. Anions included are Cl1-, F1-, Br1-, NO31-, NO21-, PO42-, SO42-.

5. Cations include Ca2+, Na1+, K1+, Mg2+.

Rates

Description Unit Non-profit/Citizens Research/Grant Industry/Government
Filtering of aqueous samples via 0.45um membrane per sample $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Microwave assisted digestion of aqueous samples per EPA 3015A per sample $10.00 $10.00 $15.00
Microwave assisted digestion of soil, sediment, and sludge samples per EPA 3051A per sample $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Microwave assisted digestion of siliceous and organic-based matrices samples per EPA 3052 per sample $12.00 $12.00 $20.00
Bioassay digestion (HNO3/H2O2 digestion) per sample $10.00 $10.00 $15.00
Soil/Sediment Leaching per sample $15.00 $15.00 $30.00
Sample powdering with Spex 8000M Ball Mill w/alumina, tungsten carbide, or stainless steel grinding jar per sample $5.00 $5.00 $8.00
Sample powdering with Spex 8000M Ball Mill w/silica nitride (ultraclean) grinding jar per sample $10.00 $10.00 $15.00
Sample preparation (drying, sieving, powdering, and sample cup) for XRF analysis per sample $15.00 $15.00 $20.00
Sample preparation for FT-IR analysis per sample $2.00 $2.00 $5.00
Sample preparation for Spectrophotometer analysis per sample $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Special requests per sample Contact Lab Director(s)