Geochemistry: inorganic

Clive Trueman, Kiri Rodgers, Iain McLellan, Andrew Hursthouse

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The geochemical composition of earth materials is essential to underpin our understanding of planetary dynamics, resource exploitation and anthropogenic impacts. This chapter describes common methods used to generate elemental abundance and mineralogical composition in a wide range of mainly silicate based materials. It highlights the application of multiple spectroscopic methods, atomic properties and isotopic composition, instrumental techniques used and strategy for generation of reliable data. All used widely in earth and environmental sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Analytical Science
Subtitle of host publicationReference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering
EditorsPaul Worsfold, Colin Poole, Alan Townshend, Manuel Miró
PublisherElsevier Limited
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780081019849
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2019


  • Digestion
  • geochronology
  • geological materials
  • instrumental analysis
  • isotopic analysis
  • sampling
  • spectroscopic techniques


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