A Fundamental Law of Geochemistry


THE late V. M. Goldschmidt defined one principal task of geochemistry as being, “to find the laws of distribution of the elements”. One such law may apparently be found by close scrutiny of fully quantitative determinations of many elements in a comparatively large number of specimens of some specific rock or mineral type.


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AHRENS, L. A Fundamental Law of Geochemistry. Nature 172, 1148 (1953). https://doi.org/10.1038/1721148a0

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