Cost of carbon dating wood
Typically, this is NZD100 for pretreatment and NZD200 for pretreatment and combustion, but charges may vary depending on the sample type. All samples that have undergone pretreatment and subsequently found to be unsuitable for dating, or abandoned for another reason, may incur a part charge.
All plants and animals on Earth are made principally of carbon.
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).
Please read our pages on sample weight requirements, and if you are unsure about the suitability of your sample please contact us.
I have tried here to answer some of the frequently asked questions that I receive from students via email, as well as providing some basic information about scientific dating methods.
"Everything which has come down to us from heathendom is wrapped in a thick fog; it belongs to a space of time we cannot measure.