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  • 1 Technical Research Centre of finland Reactor Laboratory SF-02150 Espoo 15 (Finland)
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An INAA procedure for routine analysis of rock samples is described. Samples are irradiated using a rotating sample holder. Measurement of the induced gamma activity is performed using an automatic gamma spectrometer and the elemental concentrations are calculated by a computer. The analytical error is discussed and the precision and accuracy evaluated experimentally. An average error of ±3–5% without considering counting statistics is obtained. Results for 19 elements in 8 international standard rocks are reported. A short discussion of the cost of the analysis is included.