Mineral content

n. The amount of minerals within a material.  


  • Discussion


Mineral content is measured by burning a material to completely remove all organic matter and then measuring the difference between the total ash removed and the quantity of silica in the ash.


  • Units


    Mineral content is expressed as a mass fraction.


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  • Notes

    • Author 

      Bret Butler, Mechanical Engineer

      Rocky Mountain Research Station