Apatite-P

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Apatite is the most abundant phosphorous mineral. It is the defining mineral for 5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and is often used for U/Th dating of orogenic processes.
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Apatite from the Liliondo-Arusha Mine in Tanzania
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characteristics

A Calcic-Phospahte.

 Sr is strongly enriched (2500 µg/g).

LREE La-Sm enriched 75.0-1800 µg/g.

Pb, Th, U are in the 10 to 100 µg/g range.

suitable for
  • LA-ICP-MS
  • µXRF
  • LIBS
original certificate of analysis

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