Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 73, May 2022, pp. 181 - 189
Ronaldo Irzon1, Kurnia1, Agus Didit Haryanto2, Sigit Maryanto1, Undang Hernawan1,*
1 Center for Geological Survey Indonesia, Jl. Diponegoro 57, Bandung, 40122, Indonesia
2 Faculty of Geological Engineering, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km. 21 Jatinangor, Sumedang, 45363, Indonesia
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Abstract: Internal reference materials are generated by laboratories to overcome the high cost and limited matrix of certified reference materials (CRM). Rare earth elements (REE) are strategic metals which is used in modern technology and explored within different matrices. Rare earth elements exploration surely needs appropriate reference materials for accurate interpretation. The current study aims to explain internal standard reference materials generation of marine sediment matrices from nearby the tin Bangka Island, especially the rare earth elements character, to overcome the CRM dependency. The first sample was taken with a dredger while the second one using a suction vessel. Repeated samples measurements were done by applying inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) from the Center for Geological Survey Indonesia for repeatability tests. The samples were analyzed in another certified laboratory in Indonesia using the same device for reproducibility assessment. The two candidates should be deposited in different environments with different influx material due to their distinct rare earth elements characters. Most of the analytes’ contents are suitable to be set as internal reference material values according to acceptable repeatability and reproducibility evaluations. The internal reference materials are ready for studying suitable matrices in the future.
Keywords: Internal reference material, marine sediment, REE, repeatability, reproducibility
0126-6187; 2637-109X / Published by the Geological Society of Malaysia.
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