Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) technique was used to determine the concentrations of titanium (Ti), vanadium (V), Chromium (Cr), Manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), zirconium (Zr), cadmium (Cd) and hafnium (Hf) in black sands samples. 18 black sands samples were collected from the Mediterranean coast-Abu Khashabou Rosetta area, Egypt. Alkaline fusion procedure using mixture of Li-meta borate and tetra borate was used for the digestion of black sands samples. The average concentrations of Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Zn, As, Zr, Cd and Hf were 435.06 ppm, 322.32 ppm, 2515.03 ppm, 596.45 ppm, 185894 ppm, 249.95 ppm,309.32 ppm, 1077.26 ppm, 33.56 ppm and 3520.32 ppm, respectively. The procedure was tested with Basalt Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory (BHVO-2) standard reference material.
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