To order these reference materials you need to contact with USGS ref material team through their webpage. However the distribution of reference materials was paused for some time. See message below here that I got from them this October.
Thank you for your interest in the USGS Geochemical Reference Materials (GRM) project https://www.usgs.gov/centers/gggsc/science/development-usgs-geochemical-reference-materials?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Sales of existing GRMs are suspended until further notice while we update documentation to comply with the latest internal quality assurance standards. Production of new GRMs is similarly suspended. We are unable to say when this internal process will be completed. It could take several months or longer.
USGS - Menlo Park, CA
Dear Sir/ Madamewe would like to order the references materials BCR2-G and GSD-1G for new LA-ICP-MS lab in Institute of earths Sciences in University Grenoble Alpes, France. Could you please send the quotation to me.My address is:Valentina BatanovaUniversité Grenoble Alpes ISTerre CS 40700 38058 GRENOBLE Cedex 9
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On Nov 16, 2021, at 3:11 PM, email@example.com wrote:
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Subject: [MSA-talk] BCR-2G and BIR-1G
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Could anyone let me know where and how USGS standards BCR-2G and BIR-1G can be bought/obtained? I would need pieces large enough to be used as secondary standards for LA-ICP-MS measurements.
Thank you very much,