Recommendations for mineral formula calculations from chemical analytical data

Krivovichev V. G., Gulbin Yu. L.

Zapiski RMO (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society). 2022. V. 151. N 1. P. 114-124

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Language: Russian


The article contains recommendations on empirical formula calculations. They concern methods of the determination of chemical composition of minerals (wet chemical methods and electron microprobe analysis), formula calculation procedures (anion- and cationbased calculations) and the presentation of calculation results. Examples of the calculations are provided and typical errors made when writing formulae are considered.

Keywords: mineral formulae, chemical analysis, calculation procedures