The analysis of fluoride in tropical soils by selective ion electrode methods and its possible application to the search for sub-outcropping tin deposits in Peninsular Malaysia


Author : G.H. Teh, K. W. Fung and K.F.G. HoskingPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 8Page : 151-158Year : 1977


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 8, Dec, 1977, pp. 151 – 158

 

The analysis of fluoride in tropical soils by selective ion electrode methods and its possible application to the search for sub-outcropping tin deposits in Peninsular Malaysia

G.H. TEH1, K.W. FUNG2 and K.F.G. HOSKING3

 1 & 3Jabatan Geologi, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

2Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., U.S.A.

 

INTRODUCTION: During recent years the development of analytical methods in which selective ion electrodes play a key role has permitted a number of elements (fluorine, sulphur, chlorine, etc.), of considerable interest to the applied geochemist, to be determined fairly simply and rapidly, over considerable concentration ranges. This prompted the writers to consider the possibility of using fluorine as a path-finder element during the search for primary, sub-outcropping tin deposits in Peninsular Malaysia. The results of the initial study form the substance of this note.