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Friday December 15, 2017

USGS Open-File Report 02-223

Analytical Methods for Chemical Analysis of Geologic and other Materials, U.S. Geological Survey

Joseph E. Taggert, Jr., editor


This manual presents validated analytical methods used by the Mineral Resources Team, Geologic Division. The manual updates the methods manual edited by Belinda Arbogast, Open-File Report 96-525 published in 1996. This edition contains a few methods that have not changed signigicantly from the 1996 edition, a number of methods that are essentially the same but involve changes in instrumentation or minor changes in the procedure, and a number of new methods that were recently developed and approved.

This manual is intended primarily for use by laboratory scientists; but can also assist laboratory users to evaluate the data they receive. The analytical methods are written in a step by step approach so that they may be used as a training tool and provide detailed documentation of the procedures for quality assurance.

This manual is available on the USGS Publishing Network.

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