The sedimentary petrologists have long been concerned with the determination of the calcite-dolomite ratio of carbonate rocks. The ratio is difficult to determine in thin section with any accuracy; the minerals are very similar optically and at best only a fair approximation can be obtained by a thin section traverse. The Lemberg staining procedure, which utilizes a silver nitrate-potassium chromate reagent, is rather involved and not too reliable. The differential thermal analysis and thermoluminescence methods are fairly rapid and accurate but involve elaborate equipment.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1953 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Weissmann, Robert C. and Diehl, Harvey
"A New Method Utilizing Versene for Determination of the Calcite-Dolomite Ratio in Carbonate Rocks,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 60(1), 433-437.
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