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GSC-NC-1999- C14 Kimberlite Ontario; Till, Glaciofluvial and Kimberlite samples: GSC Electron Microprobe

Type: lab data

Bundle Description

Indicator mineral grains picked by Lakefield Research/Overburden Drilling Management from the C14 kimberlite collected in 1993 were analysed by electron microprobe with the GARNET routine at the GSC to confirm their mineral identities. The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was used to identify irregularities in grains and to identify grains before probing.

These data are published in GSC Open File 3719.

Analytical Package Description

Laboratory: GSC: Microprobe Laboratory, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa

Name: GSC electron microprobe (10 oxides) (GARNET) (more)

Microprobe analysis for mineral identification by Geological Survey of Canada laboratory using the GARNET routine.

Operating conditions are detailed in Appendix 3 of GSC Open File 3355.

Analytical Suites:

1  GSC electron microprobe (GARNET)

Analytical Methods:

IndexColumn NameSuite OrderMethod OrderSuite RepeatQuantityUnitsDetermination Limit
1  SiO2    SiO2  percent  
2  TiO2    TiO2  percent  
3  Al2O3    Al2O3  percent  
4  Cr2O3    Cr2O3  percent  
5  FeO    FeO  percent  
6  MnO    MnO  percent  
7  MgO    MgO  percent  
8  CaO    CaO  percent  
9  Na2O    Na2O  percent  
10  K2O  10    K2O  percent  
11  Total  11    Total Oxides  percent  
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