Keyword Definition


Whole rock analyses are frequently reported as percentages of the oxides of the major elements.  A summation of these oxides should theoretically add up to slightly less than 100%.

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Other >> Calculation >> Sum



Category: Analytical techniques

The different kinds of analytical techniques have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “AAS”, “FA-NA”. Taken from the “Analytical_Techniques_SHARED” database table.

Associated Analytical Suites:

IndexSuite IDSuite Name
1  132     Unknown lab; Sum of Oxides (XRF + LOI)
2  657     Acme sum of oxides

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  84     XRAL XRF (11)+ LOI
2  308     BVM combined aqua regia and borate fusion suites
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