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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 48 (1978)No. 3. (September), Pages 995-998

A Sample of the Purington Shale Prepared as a Geochemical Standard

D. M. Moore


A sample of the Purington Shale, one of many Pennsylvanian shales whose stratigraphy and environment of deposition have been described, is suggested as a geochemical standard. Analytical data for splits of this sample from ten cooperating laboratories allow comparison for interlaboratory precision with previously established rock standards.

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