A Handbook of Silicate Rock Analysis by P.J. Potts

By P.J. Potts

The innovations on hand for the chemical research of silicate with no an appreciation of what occurs in among. rocks have passed through a revolution during the last 30 years. even if, to take advantage of an analytical method so much successfully, not is the analytical stability the single software used it's necessary to comprehend its analytical features, in for quantitative dimension, because it used to be within the days of classi­ specific the excitation mechanism and the reaction of the cal gravimetric systems. a large choice of instrumental sign detection approach. during this e-book, those features ideas is now standard for silicate rock research, were defined inside a framework of sensible ana­ together with a few that contain excitation assets and detec­ lytical aplications, particularly for the regimen multi-element tion platforms which have been built simply within the previous couple of research of silicate rocks. All analytical innovations to be had years. those instrumental advancements now let a large for regimen silicate rock research are mentioned, together with diversity of hint components to be made up our minds on a regimen foundation. a few extra really good methods. adequate aspect is In parallel with those interesting advances, clients have tended incorporated to supply practitioners of geochemistry with an organization to develop into extra distant from the information construction procedure. base from which to evaluate present functionality, and in a few this can be, partially, an inevitable results of the common intro­ instances, destiny advancements.

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5 x 48 kg 15. Random (3 kg) samples taken from I, and placed in plastic pails. tr fj I, 12 fj tr G \1 \1 13 14 \1 15 5 x '6 samples 16. Steps 13 to 16 repeated for batches G and H, to give total of 240 portions each weighing 3 kg. 17 Steps in the procedure of Steele et al. (1975) for the crushing, grinding, homogenization and bottling of 7500 kg of precious metal ore collected from 5 separate deposits. systematic bias, that is non-random error, in contributed data. Unfortunately, there are no statistically rigorous treatments that can fully compensate for non-random bias, although some procedures do permit the effective identification and subsequent rejection of outliers (data subject to gross systematic bias).

These will now be considered in more detail. 4 Statistical analysis of reference material data The importance of silicate rock reference materials in identifying inter-analyst bias has already been considered. In view of the very poor reproducibility of calcium and magnesium, for example, at low concentrations, highlighted in thc first co-operative investigation of G-l and W-1, Ahrens (1977) considered, that the likelihood is high that several petrological mi$takes may havc arisen in earlier data due to analytical error.

8 25? 50'1 120? IIO? 20? 10 17 78 8? 22 34 5 180? 8) (23) 47? 5 15 76? 6? 8) (23) 47? liS? 8? 5 15 76? 8 21 35? 6? 4? 52? 240? 25? 3 82? 100? 58'1 264? 58? 013 76 6? 20 34 All data recalculated on a dry basis. 10 CONCEPTS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (1963), Fleischer (1965) and the widely-used report of Flanagan (1973). As G-I and W-I were the first rock reference materials, it is relevant to examine what changes have occurred in average values reported in the literature at various stages since distribution.

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