ICA

FAST,
AFFORDABLE,
ACCURATE RADIOCARBON DATING

RESULTS IN 15 BUSINESS DAYS OR LESS

ABOUT ICA

ICA opened its doors in 2013 to help satisfy the growing need for affordable radiocarbon dating analysis with a fast turn-around. Since opening, ICA has dated thousands of carbon-14 samples for hundreds of clients from all over the world.  We understand that in radiocarbon dating, each sample is unique. For this reason, ICA treats each one of your samples with special care to determine the best applicable protocol.  ICA offers an unique combination of affordability, quality, and fast turnaround that is unmatched. ICA does not apply a fee if a date cannot be generated.

Turn around time (business days)

15 DAYS

Number of Clients

HUNDREDS

Samples Analyzed

THOUSANDS

Year Established

2013

SAMPLE TYPES

CARBONATES

Carbonates include shells, corals, and tufas. It is recommended that a minimum of 10 mg be sent for analysis. These samples usually undergo a light acid etch (AE) pretreatment. These samples may require local reservoir correction in some cases, so a Delta-R value may be necessary.

GROUNDWATER

The dating of groundwater is performed by DIC (dissolved inorganic carbon) pretreatment.  ICA recommends a minimum of 1 liter per sample to be sent for analysis.  Groundwater can also be analyzed for stable isotopes such as 18O and deuterium.

BONES

ICA can perform pretreatment of all types of bones (cremated, charred, or unburned) ICA recommends at least 500 mg of bone to be sent for analysis.

CHARCOALS / WOODS

For charcoals, woods, peats, or other materials of similar carbon content, ICA recommends a minimum of 5 mg for analysis. These samples usually undergo acid/base/acid pretreatment (AAA) prior to graphitization. Acid/base concentrations, temperatures, and times are sample specific.

SEDIMENTS

Sediments can undergo various pretretments depending on what type of sediment it is. Depending on what the client requests, bulk organics, humic acids, and/or carbonates from a sediment can be pretreated and analyzed.

SERVICES

PRETREATMENT

  • Acid-Alkali-Acid
  • Acid Etching
  • Collagen Extraction
  • Solvent Extraction
  • Precipitation
  • Cellulose Extraction
  • Others

GRAPHITIZATION AND AMS PREPARATION

  • Combustion or Acid Digestion
  • Reduction
  • Graphite Pressing

DATA CALIBRATION AND REPORTING

  • AMS Analysis
  • Necessary Calibration
  • Report

PRICES

Valid until December 31, 2019
ICA will not charge you if we can not get a date from your sample

AMS 14C Analysis (charcoal, wood, bone, groundwater, sediment, shell)

$319

Collagen Extraction

$30

δ13C, δ18O, δ15N, DEUTERIUM ( Upon request. Additional fee applies. )

Stable Isotopes

NEWS AND EVENTS

2019 SAA

ICA will be at the 84th SAA annual meeting at Albuquerque, NM April 10 - 14 2019 at Booth 401. 

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CONTACT

SEND YOUR SAMPLES TO

ICA, INC.
11110 W Oakland Park Blvd. #199
Sunrise, FL 33351

LAB LOCATION

ICA, INC.
10585 SW 53rd Street.
Sunrise, FL 33351

Phone

Lab Phone - (786) 205-5269

email

sales@radiocdating.com