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  • 1 State Research Institute of Nuclear Geophysics and Geochemistry, and Central Mining and Prospecting Research Institute of Non-Ferrous, Rare and Noble Metals of the Ministry of Geology of the USSR Moscow USSR
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Abstract  

The difficulties of determining gold in rocks and ores are due to two causes: low gold concentrations in rocks (Clark 1 to 4·10−7%), and non-uniform distribution of gold in ores. A method is proposed which is based on neutron activation of the lead alloy obtained by cupel melting in the procedure of determining gold by cupel assay. Samples of 50 to 100 g are used for cupel melting. Such large samples guarantee their representativeness. Discs of 2 to 3 g are cut from the lead alloy block and activated in a neutron flux of 1011 to 1013 n·cm−2 sec−1. The gold content is determined from the photopeak of198Au using a standard for comparison. The sensitivity of the method is 0.02 g/metric ton, its accuracy at a gold content in the order of 1.0 g/metric ton is 10% relative. The method is distinguished by the fact that it is fast and requires little labour.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 1.137
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.360
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 65
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Analytical Chemistry
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
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  • Impact Factor (2018): 1.186
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.408
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 60
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)