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GSC electron microprobe (12 or 15 oxides)
Geological Survey of Canada electron microprobe analysis-Samples are analysed for a number of different major and minor element oxides.
Mineral analyses were acquired on a Cameca SX-50 microprobe fitted with 4 wavelength-dispersive spectrometers, with a take-off angle of 40 degrees. The operating conditions were 20kV accelerating voltage and 10nA current, using a focused beam. Count times were 10 seconds on peak and 5 seconds off-peak. A ZAF matrix correction program was used to process the raw data. Reference standards used were a mixture of natural and synthetic pure metals, simple oxides and simple compounds.
A variable number of oxides were measured:
12: SiO2, TiO2, Al2O3, Cr2O3, V2O3, FeO, MnO, NiO, MgO, CaO, Na2O, K2O
15: SiO2, TiO2, Al2O3, Cr2O3, V2O3, FeO, MnO, NiO, MgO, CaO, Nb2O5, CoO, ZnO, SO3, As2O3
The 15 oxide routine was used for chromite analyses.
Sample material: solid
Sample weight: unstated
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