A computer-based system for identification of minerals on the basis of composition and other properties

  • Smith D
  • Leibovitz D
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Developments in the techniques, theory and practice of microbeam analysis over the last quarter century have resulted in a situation in which reliable compositional data can now be obtained extremely rapidly and conveniently. However, the interpretation of these data is not always so straightforward or rapid, particularly when the microanalyst is not a fully trained mineralogist or when data are obtained from one of the less common minerals or from one of a group of compositionally similar minerals. Furthermore, certain modern procedures for the automated modal analysis of rocks and other mineral aggregates require that a very large number of identifications be performed - preferably without human intervention. The system described in this paper has been developed in response to such situations.

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  • Dorian G W Smith

  • David Pierre Leibovitz

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