A Mercury Determination Method and its Use for Exploration in British Columbia

CIM Bulletin, 1970

J. J. BARAKSO, Chief Chemist, Kennco Explorations, (Western) Limited, North Vancouver, B.C. C. TARNOCAI, Research Officer, Canada Department of Agricul ture, Winnipeg, Manitoba

This paper out lines a method of testing for t he mercury content of rocks, soils and plants. Techniques of sample collecting are described and the analytical procedures out lined. Examples a r e given of mercury determinations in two known mineralized areas in British Columbia Copper Mountain Mines and Pacifie Nickel Mines.
Keywords: British Columbia, carbon dioxide, Erlenmeyer flask, geochemical, Mercury Detecter, copper, exploration, Mercury, Plants, Rock, Rocks, Soil, Soils