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XPRD and SEM-EDS Identification of a Mineralogical Standards Kit forming a 19th Century Collection for Educational Analysis


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1 Department of Earth Science, University of Turin, Torino, Italy
2 Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy
3 Former Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy
 

An historical collection of more than one hundred samples of minerals and ore, used in the second half of the XVIII century was found and acquired during Munich Mineralientage 2014. The samples contained in numbered glass vials but lacking description, were prepared for teaching purpose about determinative mineralogy and ore recognition. All samples were analysed and identified. The identification effort drove the authors along a historical excursus about the didactics of mineralogy and the dry method analysis, nowadays neglected.

Keywords

Blowpipe, XRPD, SEM-EDS, Historical Collection, Dry Analysis, Ore Identification.
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Authors

Emanuele Costa
Department of Earth Science, University of Turin, Torino, Italy
Alessandro Delmastro
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy
Luca Di Gregorio
Former Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy
Silvia Ronchetti
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy
Massimo Umberto Tomalino
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy

Abstract


An historical collection of more than one hundred samples of minerals and ore, used in the second half of the XVIII century was found and acquired during Munich Mineralientage 2014. The samples contained in numbered glass vials but lacking description, were prepared for teaching purpose about determinative mineralogy and ore recognition. All samples were analysed and identified. The identification effort drove the authors along a historical excursus about the didactics of mineralogy and the dry method analysis, nowadays neglected.

Keywords


Blowpipe, XRPD, SEM-EDS, Historical Collection, Dry Analysis, Ore Identification.