Neutron Activation Analysis of Fluid Inclusions for Copper, Manganese, and Zinc

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Science  26 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3565, pp. 401-403
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3565.401


Microgram quantities of copper, manganese, and zinc, corresponding to concentrations greater than 100 parts per million, were found in milligram quantities of primary inclusion fluid extracted from samples of quartz and fluorite from two types of ore deposits. The results indicate that neutron activation is a useful analytical method for studying the content of heavy metal in fluid inclusions.