I welcome the comment on Pan (2001) by Marsh and Higgins, as they are the father and frontrunner, respectively, of crystal size distribution analysis in the geosciences. Such a comment was anticipated and is instrumental in reaching final conclusions about crystal size distribution analysis.

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Marsh and Higgins did not elucidate adequately why Pan's equation 1 “introduces confusion.” This equation strictly follows the definition of population density (n), which is the number of crystals per unit crystal size per unit volume of system. Any other correct way of calculating n cannot possibly negate this definition. Marsh and Higgins' equation...

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