Rock analysis using the electron probe

B. L. Gulson*, J. F. Lovering

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The analysis of rocks with the electron microprobe is described. Glass disks are prepared after digestion of the rook powder with a lithium tetraborate-lanthanum oxide fusion mixture. Linear calibration plots for Si, Al, Fe, Ca, Mg, Na, K and Ti are obtained for standard rocks. Microprobe results agree well with X-ray spectrographic and chemical data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1968
Externally publishedYes

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    Gulson, B. L., & Lovering, J. F. (1968). Rock analysis using the electron probe. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 32(1), 119-122.