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Manual of the Chemical Analysis of Rocks

Nature volume 71, pages 219220 (05 January 1905) | Download Citation



OF late years greatly increased attention has beens directed to the chemical investigation of rocks, and the science of petrology has been enriched by many excellent analyses. Among these the work of the United States Geological Survey deservedly holds the highest place, both on account of its abundance and its thoroughness. The present treatise arises from an endeavour to make the methods used by Clarke, Hillebrand, and other chemists in the United States laboratory available to all workers. It is excellently clear and detailed, and though the experienced analyst will not find in it much that is not already published in more succinct form in the official Bulletins of the Survey, he will glean a few details of manipulation and discussions of the bearings of chemical petrology that will at any rate repay perusal.

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