Complete analysis of plagioclase and potassic feldspars Geochemistry typically encounters several mineral types from one sampling. This is true in the case of analyzing Martian analog basalt from terrestrial craters. A sample of basalt collected from craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, US, was studied with XRD and XRF….
Benchtop systems for complete mineral analysis The titanium-iron oxide mineral ilmenite is the primary source of titanium for high-performance alloys and titanium dioxide. A heavily mined mineral, this ore occurs as two different morphologies—hard rock and heavy sand ilmenite. While prevalent worldwide, not all ilmenite samples exhibit the same quality….