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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 20 (1950)No. 3. (September), Pages 174-176

Removal of Iron Oxide Coatings from Mineral Grains

Carlton J. Leith


Hydrogen produced by the action of oxalic acid on aluminum is an effective agent for the removal of iron oxide coatings from mineral grains, and, because the method is rapid and simple, it is recommended for routine analysis of granular materials. Data are presented to compare the results obtained by this method with those produced by the use of various other reagents.

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