Large Granite Sample Analysis

Fast macroscopic elemental analysis of large samples with the Micro-XRF spectrometer M6 JETSTREAM is a non-invasive technique that allows to visualize the major and trace element distribution on a macroscopic scale. Visualization of the chemical map and the selection of areas of interest enable advanced post processing of the data cube.

The sample presented here is a large polished slab of granite (130 cm x 80 cm) from the Vredefort Dome. The Vredefort Dome is located in South Africa in the Freestate, about 150 km distant from Johannesburg. It is the central part of the largest known meteorite crater on Earth, around 300 km wide.

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