Prices for Radiocarbon Dating

(as at 1/4/21)*

Please contact us for collaborative research and bulk discount prices.

AMS determinations (Per sample) NZD725
Express rate (Per sample. Please contact the lab for availability)+NZD200
MPI import charge (Per batch of <5 samples)** +NZD35
Low carbon charge (Per sample - for soils, lake muds etc)+NZD200
Bone gelatinisation (Per sample. Recommended for all bone samples. Includes 15N, 13C, and C/N analyses. All AMS samples are ultrafiltered following gelatinisation)+NZD175
Cremated bone (Per sample) +NZD100
Water or methane samples (Per sample)+NZD100
Cellulose extraction (Per sample. Recommended for old wood samples) +NZD100
Solvent extraction (For samples that may be contaminated with oil, glue, conservatives, etc)+NZD100
13C/12C (Per sample). Measured on AMS CO2 for environmental purposes^+NZD25
Environmental Isotopes (carbonate only) 13C/12C, 18O/16O (Per sample)^NZD25

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Please note:

*New Zealand customers please add 15% GST

++Base charges include standard pretreatment procedures and shell recrystallisation test.

**Batches of samples that produce less than 5 completed radiocarbon results from overseas will incur an additional NZD35 charge. This is an inspection fee levied by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) on all samples coming into New Zealand. If all samples in a batch are unsuitable for dating, we reserve the right to charge an inspection fee of NZD50 plus the MPI fee of NZD35.

^ Measured by CRDS (precision 0.3 per mil). For more information see:  Beinlich, A., Barker, S. L. L., Dipple, G., Gupta, M., & Baer, D. (2017). Stable isotope (δ13C, δ18O) analysis of sulfide-bearing carbonate samples using laser absorption spectrometry. Economic Geology112(3), 693-700. doi:10.2113/econgeo.112.3.693.

All samples that have undergone pretreatment and subsequently found to be unsuitable for dating, or abandoned for another reason, may incur a part charge. Typically, this is NZD100 for pretreatment and NZD200 for pretreatment and combustion, but charges may vary depending on the sample type. Please read our pages on sample weight requirements, and if you are unsure about the suitability of your sample please contact us.