Trace Analysis of Geological Materials with XRF

Perform accurate and precise trace analysis of geological materials including rocks, minerals and soils with the Bruker S8 TIGER Series 2 and GEO-QUANT TRACES, a dedicated solution package with everything you need.

Blue Scientific is the official distributor of Bruker XRF instruments in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. For more information or quotes, please get in touch.

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Analyse Geochemical Composition

Analysing the major, minor and trace element composition of rocks and minerals provides information about their characteristics and their value as a resource. This is relevant in geological research, industrial minerals and environmental studies, making WDXRF (Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence) a useful tool in a variety of industries:

  • Mining operations (exploration, exploitation, grade control)
  • Industrial minerals
  • Raw materials for cement and building materials
  • Refractories
  • Ceramics and glass
  • Geochemical research
  • Archaeology
  • Environmental studies


GEO-QUANT TRACES is a new solution for accurate and precise trace analysis of geological materials using the Bruker S8 TIGER Series 2 WDXRF system. It’s a dedicated solution package containing everything you need to analyse 51 elements in a variety of geological materials including:

  • Rocks
  • Minerals
  • Soils (pressed pellets)

It’s the only ready-to-analyse solution for geological trace analysis.

Analyse 51 elements at trace levels, including rare earth elements and precious metals: Sc, V, Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, A, Se, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb, Cs, Ba, La, Hf, Ta, W, Ir, Pt, Au, Tl, Pb, Bi, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Th, U, Cl.
Major elements: Na, Mg, Al, SI, P, K, Ca, Mn, Fe (information value only).

Safe, Easy Workflow

GEO-QUANT TRACES makes trace analysis an easy daily routine task. WDXRF analyses traces directly from solid samples. There are no hazardous chemicals or acid digestion processes; sample preparation is quick, safe and easy.

Simply prepare the sample, start the pre-defined measurement and get instant results. All corrections are performed automatically during the evaluation.

Dedicated Solution Package

GEO-QUANT TRACES is a universal calibration based on 91 certified reference samples (CRM’s) including optimised line settings. It can be used straight out of the box to get you up and running straight away, or if you have more specific requirements it can be modified with your own calibrations.

The package includes calibrations, pre-installed line settings for the best detection limits and peak resolution, flexible evaluation models, quality control samples, monitor samples for automatic drift correction and sample mixing equipment.

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Other Solution Packages for Geological Samples

Two other packages are also available for geological materials in mining, process control and research labs. GEO-QUANT Basic and GEO-QUANT Advanced are dedicated packages for analysing major and minor oxides. They include reference materials, predefined calibration models, corrections and sample preparation manuals.

The packages make it quicker to start running samples straight out of the box, without the need for method development before you get started. Contact us for advice about which would work best for you.

Bruker S8 TIGER Series 2 XRF

Bruker S8 TIGER Series 2

  • WDXRF spectrometer for elemental analysis.
  • Qualitative and quantitative results.
  • Highest resolution available.
  • Samples are recognised automatically, with quick-start buttons for routine operation.
  • Robust and protected against contamination.

More Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor of Bruker XRF systems in the Nordic region. We’re available to provide quotes, advice and answer all your questions – just get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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