Matlab scripts that apply the Bence and Albee (1968) matrix correction algorithm to X-ray intensity data collected as element maps on a Cameca SX-50 microprobe are used to produce two-dimensional maps of oxide weight percent and cation proportions for SiO2, Al2O3, FeO, MnO, MgO, CaO, Na2O and K2O. Once generated, large data sets of mapped oxide weight percent values or cation numbers that retain spatial information can be used petrologically. The technique is used to evaluate the compositional range of barroisitic amphibole in an eclogite from New Caledonia, to examine aspects of equilibration during the partial hydration of the eclogite facies mineral assemblage.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Metamorphic Geology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Matrix correction
- Mineral zoning
- X-ray map