Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Meteorites. I. Siderites

A. A. Moss, M. H. Hey and D. I. Bothwell
Department of Mineralogy, British Museum

Summary: Simple chemical procedures (colorimetric and gravimetric) for the determination of Co, Cr, Cu, Ga, Ni, P, and S in an iron meteorite or in the separated metallic phase of a pallasite are described; the minimum size of sample is discussed. A procedure for the quantitative removal of the metallic, sulphide, and phosphide phases from a stone or siderolite is described, and is applicable to the quantitative isolation of silicate and oxide inclusions from siderites (other than some very high in nickel).

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1961 v. 32; no. 253; p. 802-816; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1961.032.253.06
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