Orbicular Granite. 

The Question 

Orbicular granite is a well documented and understood rock formation. 

Within a sample of orbicular granite, is it possible to see relationships between elements that has not previously been studied?

 

A sample of orbicular granite was scanned on the Bruker M4 TORNADO to answer this question.

Our Findings
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Figure 1a: Orbicular Granite Mosaic. 

Image courtesy of Portable Spectral Services. 

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Figure 1c: Orbicular Granite elemental map showing Ti, Fe and Zr. 

Scan image courtesy of Portable Spectral Services

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Figure 1b: Orbicular Granite  elemental map showing Mg, Mn, Ti and Fe. . 

Scan image courtesy of Portable Spectral Services

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Figure 1d: Orbicular Granite elemental map showing Na, K and Ca. 

Scan image courtesy of Portable Spectral Services

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