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Comparison of the relative comparator and k (sub 0) neutron activation analysis techniques for the determination of trace-element concentrations in pyrite

O. D. Osborne, A. Pring, R. S. Popelka-Filcoff, J. W. Bennett, A. Stopic, M. D. Glascock and Claire E. Lenehan
Comparison of the relative comparator and k (sub 0) neutron activation analysis techniques for the determination of trace-element concentrations in pyrite
Mineralogical Magazine (October 2012) 76 (5): 1229-1245

Abstract

Thirty pyrite samples from a wide range of localities were analysed using relative comparator and k (sub 0) neutron activation analysis (NAA) techniques at the University of Missouri Research Reactor, Columbia, Missouri, USA (MURR) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia (ANSTO), respectively. Statistical analyses of the trace-element data produced by the two methods showed a generally good correlation, with the majority of elemental concentrations of paired data reported by MURR and ANSTO being indistinguishable at a 0.05 significance level. Trace-element analyses of pyrite from Navajun in Spain by both techniques compare well with published data. There is evidence for contamination by Al, Na and Ti in one set of samples, this is likely to have been introduced by contact with a plastic used in sample preparation.


ISSN: 0026-461X
EISSN: 1471-8022
Coden: MNLMBB
Serial Title: Mineralogical Magazine
Serial Volume: 76
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Comparison of the relative comparator and k (sub 0) neutron activation analysis techniques for the determination of trace-element concentrations in pyrite
Affiliation: Flinders University, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Adelaide, South Aust., Australia
Pages: 1229-1245
Published: 201210
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom
References: 30
Accession Number: 2013-002502
Categories: General geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 10 tables
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Secondary Affiliation: South Australian Museum, AUS, AustraliaAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, AUS, AustraliaUniversity of Missouri, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201302
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