Abstract

An inexpensive plate holder for the suction-on-ceramic-plate method of mounting clay minerals for semi-quantitative analysis is described. The plate holder is made from one end of a radiator hose and clamp. By drilling a number of holes in a 6 mm aluminum plate which serves as the lid to a desiccator, a number of these inexpensive, easily built holders can be used simultaneously. The holders require round plates.

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