SEM analysis of weathered grains: pretreatment effects.

D. L. Cremeens, R. G. Darmody, I. J. Jansen,

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Fresh microcline, albite, and almandine, along with soil grains, were treated with various traditional pretreatments. Gentle overnight shaking of 2% sodium bicarbonate at pH 9.5 produced the most effective cleaning of soil grains with the least amount of induced damage to fresh mineral samples. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology


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