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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 44 (1974)No. 1. (March), Pages 242-248

Determination of Carbonate and Organic Matter in Calcareous Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks by Previous HitLossNext Hit on Ignition: Comparison With Other Methods

Walter E. Dean, Jr.


A modified ignition Previous HitlossTop method is described for determining organic and carbonate carbon in calcareous sedimentary materials using equipment found in most laboratories. The method has been found to equal or excel the accuracy and precision of other methods tested and has the advantage of being considerably faster if large numbers of samples are to be analyzed.

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