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The Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory (RSIL) of the U.S. Geological Survey provides isotopic reference materials and calibrates user-supplied materials. Reference materials are suitable for use in calibration of analytical instrumentation, for testing analytical methodologies, and for use as quality control samples.

Isotopic Reference Materials and Calibration Services

Solid reference materials available from RSIL
  • To request Isotopic Reference Materials, the USGS FACILITY SERVICE/USER AGREEMENT needs to be filled out, signed, and transmitted to the RSIL. The signed agreement can either be scanned and saved as a pdf file and e-mailed to isotopes@usgs.gov or faxed to Jennifer Lorenz (secure fax number 703-648-5889). Generally, users only need to fill out this form for their first order. This form will be retained on file and can be used for subsequent orders.
  • Fill out the USGS RSIL Order Form and e-mail it to isotopes@usgs.gov or fax it to Jennifer Lorenz (secure fax number 703-648-5889).
  • After receiving the USGS FACILITY SERVICE/USER AGREEMENT and the USGS RSIL Order Form, an order confirmation will be sent to the customer, which is used by the customer to designate payment type (accepted forms of payment are credit card, check and wire transfer). For Federal Customers, the accepted form of payment is by IPAC. After payment information is received from the customer, both the payment and order are processed.
  • Solid isotopic reference materials can be shipped immediately after the required documents have been received and the payment has been processed.
  • The turnaround time for international distributed water references sealed in silver tubes is 1-3 weeks.
  • If UPW (user provided water) in silver tubes is required, the turnaround time is 1-2 weeks without calibration and 2-4 weeks with calibration. The user's samples should be sent to:
VSMOW reference materials available from RSIL
Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory (RSIL)
U.S. Geological Survey
Mail Stop 431, Room 5B142
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20192
+1 (703) 648-5859







Prices for Isotopic Reference Materials and Calibration Services

ID # Description of Material Amount Price Comment Report of Isotopic Composition
USGS24 graphite 0.8 g
$158 δ13C = —16.05 ‰ USGS24
USGS25 ammonium sulfate > 0.6 g
$297 δ15N = —30.41 ‰ USGS25
USGS26 ammonium sulfate > 0.8 g
$297 δ15N = +53.75 ‰ USGS26
USGS32 potassium nitrate 0.8 g
$344 δ15N = +180 ‰
δ18O = ~+25.5 ‰
USGS32
USGS34 potassium nitrate 0.85 g
$344 δ15N = —1.8 ‰
δ18O = ~—28 ‰
USGS34
USGS35 sodium nitrate 0.6 g
$344 δ15N = +2.7 ‰
δ18O = ~+57 ‰
USGS35
USGS37 potassium perchlorate 1 g $600 δ37Cl = +0.90 ‰
δ18O = —17.00 ‰
δ17O = —8.96 ‰
USGS37
USGS38 potassium perchlorate 1 g $600 δ37Cl = —87.90 ‰
δ18O = +52.50 ‰
δ17O = +102.40 ‰
USGS38
USGS39 potassium perchlorate 1 g $600 δ37Cl = +0.05 ‰
δ18O = +122.34 ‰
δ17O = +62.61 ‰
USGS39
USGS40 L-glutamic acid 2 g $200 δ15N = —4.52 ‰
δ13C = —26.39 ‰
USGS40
USGS41a L-glutamic acid enriched in
13C & 15N
0.5 g $150 δ15N = +47.55 ‰
δ13C = +36.55 ‰
USGS41a
USGS41 L-glutamic acid enriched in
13C & 15N
0.5 g out of stock δ15N = +47.57 ‰
δ13C = +37.63 ‰
USGS41
USGS42 Tibetan human hair powder
(< 100 mesh)
0.5 g $390 δ2H = —72.9 ‰
δ18O = +8.56 ‰
δ15N = +8.05 ‰
δ13C = —21.09 ‰
δ34S = +7.84 ‰
USGS42
USGS43 Indian human hair powder
(< 60 mesh)
0.5 g $390 δ2H = —44.4 ‰
δ18O = +14.11 ‰
δ15N = +8.44 ‰
δ13C = —21.28 ‰
δ34S = +10.46 ‰
USGS43
CBS Caribou Hoof Standard 0.5 g $197 δ2H = —157.0 ‰
δ18O = +3.8 ‰
CBS
KHS Kudu Horn Standard 0.5 g $197 δ2H = —35.3 ‰
δ18O = +20.3 ‰
KHS
USGS44 Merck high purity CaCO3 Intended for calibration of VPDB carbon-isotope-delta scale. Cost is $20 with exchange of an original vial of LSVEC Li2CO3 0.75 g $120 or $20 δ13C = ~ —42.15 ‰ --
USGS45 Set of 16 ampoules having 4 mL of Biscayne Aquifer Drinking Water per ampoule 64 mL $189 δ2H = —10.3 ‰
δ18O = —2.238 ‰
USGS45
USGS45 Case of 144 ampoules having 4 mL of Biscayne Aquifer Drinking Water per ampoule 576 mL $698 δ2H = —10.3 ‰
δ18O = —2.238 ‰
USGS45
USGS45 Case of 144 ampoules having 5 mL of Biscayne Aquifer Drinking Water per ampoule 720 mL $874 δ2H = —10.3 ‰
δ18O = —2.238 ‰
USGS45
USGS46 Set of 16 ampoules having 4 mL of Ice Core Water per ampoule 64 mL $189 δ2H = —235.8 ‰
δ18O = —29.80 ‰
USGS46
USGS46 Case of 144 ampoules having 4 mL of Ice Core Water per ampoule 576 mL $698 δ2H = —235.8 ‰
δ18O = —29.80 ‰
USGS46
USGS47 Set of 16 ampoules having 5 mL of Lake Louise Drinking Water per ampoule 80 mL $198 δ2H = —150.2 ‰
δ18O = —19.80 ‰
USGS47
USGS47 Case of 144 ampoules having 5 mL of Lake Louise Drinking Water per ampoule 720 mL $874 δ2H = —150.2 ‰
δ18O = —19.80 ‰
USGS47
USGS48 Set of 16 ampoules having 5 mL of Puerto Rico Precipitation per ampoule 80 mL $198 δ2H = —2.0 ‰
δ18O = —2.224 ‰
USGS48
USGS48 Case of 144 ampoules having 5 mL of Puerto Rico Precipitation per ampoule 720 mL $874 δ2H = —2.0 ‰
δ18O = —2.224 ‰
USGS48
USGS49 Set of 16 ampoules having 5 mL of Antarctic Ice-core Water per ampoule 80 mL $198 δ2H = —394.7 ‰
δ18O = —50.55 ‰
USGS49
USGS49 Case of 144 ampoules having 5 mL of Antarctic Ice-core Water per ampoule 720 mL $874 δ2H = —394.7 ‰
δ18O = —50.55 ‰
USGS49
USGS50 Set of 16 ampoules having 5 mL of Lake Kyoga Water per ampoule 80 mL $198 δ2H = +32.8 ‰
δ18O = +4.95 ‰
USGS50
USGS50 Case of 144 ampoules having 5 mL of Lake Kyoga Water per ampoule 720 mL $874 δ2H = +32.8 ‰
δ18O = +4.95 ‰
USGS50
USGS51 Nitrous oxide in 6-mm glass tube ~200 μmol $198 δ15N = +1.32 ‰
δ18O = +41.23 ‰
USGS51
USGS52 Nitrous oxide in 6-mm glass tube ~200 μmol $198 δ15N = +0.44 ‰
δ18O = +40.64 ‰
USGS52
USGS53 Case of 32 ampoules having 5 mL of Lake Shala Distilled Water per ampoule 160 mL $284 δ2H = +40.2 ‰
δ18O = +5.47 ‰
USGS53
USGS54 Canadian lodgepole pine wood powder 0.5 g $340 δ2H = —150.4 ‰
δ18O = +17.79 ‰
δ13C = —24.43 ‰
δ15N = —2.42 ‰
USGS54
USGS55 Mexican ziricote wood powder 0.5 g $340 δ2H = —28.2 ‰
δ18O = +19.12 ‰
δ13C = —27.13 ‰
δ15N = —0.3 ‰
USGS55
USGS56 South African red ivorywood powder 0.5 g $340 δ2H = —44.0 ‰
δ18O = +27.23 ‰
δ13C = —24.34 ‰
δ15N = +1.8 ‰
USGS56
USGS57 biotite 0.5 g $250 δ2H = —91 ‰ USGS57
USGS58 muscovite 0.5 g $250 δ2H = —28 ‰ USGS58
USGS61 caffeine 0.5 g $250 δ2H = +96.9 ‰
δ13C = —35.05 ‰
δ15N = —2.87 ‰
USGS61
USGS62 caffeine 0.5 g $250 δ2H = —156.1 ‰
δ13C = —14.79 ‰
δ15N = +20.17 ‰
USGS62
USGS63 caffeine 0.5 g $250 δ2H = +174.5 ‰
δ13C = —1.17 ‰
δ15N = +37.83 ‰
USGS63
USGS64 glycine 0.5 g $250 δ13C = —40.81 ‰
δ15N = +1.76 ‰
USGS64
USGS65 glycine 0.5 g $250 δ13C = —20.29 ‰
δ15N = +20.68 ‰
USGS65
USGS66 glycine 0.5 g $250 δ13C = —0.67 ‰
δ15N = +40.83 ‰
USGS66
USGS67 n-hexadecane 50 μL $250 δ2H = —166.2 ‰
δ13C = —34.50 ‰
USGS67
USGS68 n-hexadecane 50 μL $250 δ2H = —10.2 ‰
δ13C = —10.55 ‰
USGS68
USGS69 n-hexadecane 50 μL $250 δ2H = +381.4 ‰
δ13C = —0.57 ‰
USGS69
USGS70 icosanoic acid methyl ester (C20 FAME) 100 mg $250 δ2H = —183.9 ‰
δ13C = —30.53 ‰
USGS70
USGS71 icosanoic acid methyl ester (C20 FAME) 100 mg $250 δ2H = —4.9 ‰
δ13C = —10.5 ‰
USGS71
USGS72 icosanoic acid methyl ester (C20 FAME) 100 mg $250 δ2H = +348.3 ‰
δ13C = —1.54 ‰
USGS72
USGS73 L-valine 0.5 g $250 δ13C = —24.03 ‰
δ15N = —5.21 ‰
USGS73
USGS74 L-valine 100 mg $250 δ13C = —9.30 ‰
δ15N = +30.19 ‰
USGS74
USGS75 L-valine 100 mg $250 δ13C = +0.49 ‰
δ15N = +61.53 ‰
USGS75
USGS76 methylheptadecanoate 50 μL $250 δ2H = —210.8 ‰
δ13C = —31.36 ‰
USGS76
USGS77 polyethylene powder 1 g $250 δ2H = —75.9 ‰
δ13C = —30.71 ‰
USGS77
NBS 22a vacuum oil, regular 1 mL $250 δ2H = —120.4 ‰
δ13C = —29.72 ‰
NBS 22a
USGS78 vacuum oil, 2H-enriched 1 mL $250 δ2H = +397.0 ‰
δ13C = —29.72 ‰
USGS78
GFLES-1 water enriched in 2H 5 mL $110 δ2H = +80.1 ‰
δ18O = —6.25 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
GFLES
GFLES-2 water enriched in 2H 5 mL $110 δ2H = +159.9 ‰
δ18O = —6.21 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
GFLES
GFLES-3 water enriched in 2H 5 mL $110 δ2H = +280.2 ‰
δ18O = —6.14 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
GFLES
GFLES-4 water enriched in 2H 5 mL $110 δ2H = +399.8 ‰
δ18O = —6.08 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
GFLES
GFLES-Set Set of 4 ampoules; 1 each of GFLES-1 through GFLES-4 20 mL $264 See above values GFLES
NBS 22a vacuum oil, regular 1 mL $250 δ2H = —120.4 ‰
δ13C = —29.72 ‰
NBS 22a
VSMOW
(original reference water)
Set of 5 ampoules having 5 mL of water per ampoule 25 mL $580 δ2H = 0 exactly
δ18O = 0 exactly
VSMOW
NBS 22-0.15 μL oil in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —117.2 ‰
δ13C = —30.02 ‰
NBS 22-0.15 μL
NBS 22-0.25 μL oil in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —117.2 ‰
δ13C = —30.02 ‰
NBS 22-0.25 μL
NBS 22a-0.15 μL oil in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —120.4 ‰
δ13C = —29.72 ‰
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NBS 22a-0.25 μL oil in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —120.4 ‰
δ13C = —29.72 ‰
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USGS78-0.15 μL oil in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +397.0 ‰
δ13C = —29.72 ‰
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USGS78-0.25 μL oil in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +397.0 ‰
δ13C = —29.72 ‰
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VSMOW-0.15 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = 0 exactly
δ18O = 0 exactly
VSMOW-0.15 μL
VSMOW-0.25 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = 0 exactly
δ18O = 0 exactly
VSMOW-0.25 μL
SLAP2-0.15 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —427.5 ‰
δ18O = —55.5 ‰
SLAP2-0.15 μL
SLAP2-0.25 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —427.5 ‰
δ18O = —55.5 ‰
SLAP2-0.25 μL
GISP-0.15 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —189.7 ‰
δ18O = —24.78 ‰
GISP-0.15 μL
GISP-0.25 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —189.7 ‰
δ18O = —24.78 ‰
GISP-0.25 μL
UC03-0.15 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +68.5 ‰
δ18O = +29.79 ‰
UC03-0.15 μL
UC03-0.25 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +68.5 ‰
δ18O = +29.79 ‰
UC03-0.25 μL
UC04-0.15 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +113.6 ‰
δ18O = +38.95 ‰
UC04-0.15 μL
UC04-0.25 μL water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +113.6 ‰
δ18O = +38.95 ‰
UC04-0.25 μL
USGS46-0.15 μL Ice Core Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —235.8 ‰
δ18O = —29.80 ‰
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USGS46-0.25 μL Ice Core Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —235.8 ‰
δ18O = —29.80 ‰
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USGS47-0.15 μL Lake Louise Drinking Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —150.2 ‰
δ18O = —19.80 ‰
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USGS47-0.25 μL Lake Louise Drinking Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —150.2 ‰
δ18O = —19.80 ‰
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USGS48-0.15 μL Puerto Rico Precipitation in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —2.0 ‰
δ18O = —2.224 ‰
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USGS48-0.25 μL Puerto Rico Precipitation in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —2.0 ‰
δ18O = —2.224 ‰
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USGS49-0.15 μL Antarctic Ice-core Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —394.7 ‰
δ18O = —50.55 ‰
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USGS49-0.25 μL Antarctic Ice-core Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —394.7 ‰
δ18O = —50.55 ‰
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USGS50-0.15 μL Lake Kyoga Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +32.8 ‰
δ18O = +4.95 ‰
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USGS50-0.25 μL Lake Kyoga Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +32.8 ‰
δ18O = +4.95 ‰
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USGS53-0.15 μL Lake Shala Distilled Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +40.2 ‰
δ18O = +5.47 ‰
USGS53-0.15 μL
USGS53-0.25 μL Lake Shala Distilled Water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +40.2 ‰
δ18O = +5.47 ‰
USGS53-0.25 μL
W-62001-0.15 μL RSIL DI water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —41.1 ‰
δ18O = —6.25 ‰
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W-62001-0.25 μL RSIL DI water in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = —41.1 ‰
δ18O = —6.25 ‰
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GFLES-1-0.15 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +80.1 ‰
δ18O = —6.25 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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GFLES-1-0.25 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +80.1 ‰
δ18O = —6.25 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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GFLES-2-0.15 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +159.9 ‰
δ18O = —6.21 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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GFLES-2-0.25 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +159.9 ‰
δ18O = —6.21 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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GFLES-3-0.15 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +280.2 ‰
δ18O = —6.14 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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GFLES-3-0.25 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +280.2 ‰
δ18O = —6.14 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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GFLES-4-0.15 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +399.8 ‰
δ18O = —6.08 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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GFLES-4-0.25 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +399.8 ‰
δ18O = —6.08 ‰
δ17O = —3.3 ‰
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BARREL-2-0.15 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.15 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +799.9 ‰
δ18O = —5.86 ‰
δ17O = —3.2 ‰
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BARREL-2-0.25 μL water enriched in 2H in silver tube, batch of 50 0.25 μL
each
$120 δ2H = +799.9 ‰
δ18O = —5.86 ‰
δ17O = —3.2 ‰
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ID # Description of Material/Service Amount Price Comment
UPW user provided water in silver tube -- Contact RSIL --
UPL user provided liquid in silver tube -- Contact RSIL --
Cal-δ2H calibration of user provided water for δ2H relative to VSMOW-SLAP -- $480 --
Cal-δ18O calibration of user provided water for δ18O relative to VSMOW-SLAP -- $480 --
Cal-solid On request -- Contact RSIL --
W-64444-S Set of 8 ampoules having 7 mL of water per ampoule 56 mL $98 δ2H = —399.1 ‰
δ18O = —51.14 ‰
W-67400-S Set of 8 ampoules having 7 mL of water per ampoule 56 mL $98 δ2H = +1.2 ‰
δ18O = —1.97 ‰
W-43156 Water, 40 mL in glass ampoule 40 mL $55 δ2H = —112.8 ‰
δ18O = —14.42 ‰
W-32593 Water, 40 mL in glass ampoule 40 mL $55 δ2H = —55.2 ‰
δ18O = —8.68 ‰
W-133887 Water, D2O with relatively low δ18O 10 mL $200 D2O = 99.8 %
δ18O = +62 ‰
LIMS LIMS database modification requests -- $175/hr --
Other On request -- Contact RSIL --

 

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