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New olivine reference material for in situ microanalysis


Batanova, VG and Thompson, JM and Danyushevsky, LV and Portnyagin, MV and Garbe-Schonberg, D and Hauri, E and Kimura, JI and Chang, Q and Senda, R and Goemann, K and Chauvel, C and Campillo, S and Ionov, DA and Sobolev, AV, New olivine reference material for in situ microanalysis, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 43, (3) pp. 453-473. ISSN 1639-4488 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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2019 The Authors. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 2019 International Association of Geoanalysts This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License, ( which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

DOI: doi:10.1111/ggr.12266


A new olivine reference material MongOL Sh11‐2 for in situ analysis has been prepared from the central portion of a large (20נ20נ10cm) mantle peridotite xenolith from a ∼0.5My old basaltic breccia at Shavaryn‐Tsaram, Tariat region, central Mongolia. The xenolith is a fertile mantle lherzolite with minimal signs of alteration. Approximately 10g of 0.52mm gem quality olivine fragments were separated under binocular microscope and analysed by EPMA, LA‐ICP‐MS, SIMS and bulk analytical methods (ID‐ICP‐MS for Mg and Fe, XRF, ICP‐MS) for major, minor and trace elements at six institutions world‐wide. The results show that the olivine fragments are sufficiently homogeneous with respect to major (Mg, Fe, Si), minor and trace elements. Significant inhomogeneity was revealed only for phosphorus (homogeneity index of 12.4), whereas Li, Na, Al, Sc, Ti and Cr show minor inhomogeneity (homogeneity index of 12). The presence of some mineral and fluid‐melt micro‐inclusions may be responsible for the inconsistency in mass fractions obtained by in situ and bulk analytical methods for Al, Cu, Sr, Zr, Ga, Dy and Ho. Here we report reference and information values for twenty‐seven major, minor and trace elements.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:olivine, standard reference materials, electron probe microanalysis, laser ablation ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, secondary ion mass spectrometry
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Thompson, JM (Mr Jay Thompson)
UTAS Author:Danyushevsky, LV (Professor Leonid Danyushevsky)
UTAS Author:Goemann, K (Dr Karsten Goemann)
ID Code:143475
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2021-03-19
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