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Lead Content of Rocks


IN recent years various geochemical problems have arisen which make it important that our scanty knowledge of the lead content of rocks should be amplified and made more precise. To this end we have determined the lead in a series of samples, representing in all about 220 rocks, some of which we owe to the kindness of Prof. Arthur Holmes of the University of Durham.

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HEVESY, G., HOBBIE, R. Lead Content of Rocks. Nature 128, 1038–1039 (1931).

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