Near infrared detection of ammonium minerals.

M. D. Krohn, S. P. Altaner

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Diagnostic near-infrared spectral features have been identified for minerals with ammonium (NH4 +) bound in the crystal structure. Near-infrared detection of NH4-bearing minerals may provide useful information for prospecting for certain ore deposits and may provide a better understanding of the nitrogen cycle within geologic environments.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)924-930
Number of pages7
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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