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A rapid method for concentrating sedimentary organic matter for vitrinite reflectance analysis.

Journal of Sedimentary Petrology

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Abstract

The tecnique discussed in this paper utilizes crushing, high-speed blending, and ultrasonic treatment to mechanically disaggregate rock and release the sedimentary organic matter (OM) in a suitable heavy liquid. This new method can provide freeze-dried concentrated OM in approximately 8 to 24 hours (longer time is necessary for removing carbonate). Under optimal conditions, it is possible to concentrate the OM and prepare a hardened epoxy microscope slide in about 24 hours. Subsequent grinding, polishing, and drying allows microscopic examination of the organic concentrate the next day.-from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A rapid method for concentrating sedimentary organic matter for vitrinite reflectance analysis.
Series title:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Volume
52
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
First page:
663
Last page:
664
Number of Pages:
2