Determination of the chemical composition and Raman characterization of barite samples from Denizli and Akdamadeni, Turkey, using Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence and Raman microscopy

KADIOĞLU Y. K., KARİPER İ. A., Üstündağ İ.

Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, vol.99, no.9, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jics.2022.100659
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Indian Chemical Society
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Analytical Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Indian Chemical SocietyAccurate analysis of samples is very important for scientists working in many fields. XRF device is used very frequently especially in mine analysis. However, researchers are trying to reach accurate results with many different analysis methods. In addition to the known analysis methods, alternative research methods also guide the studies. In this study, two barite ore samples, collected from two regions of different nature (Denizli and Akdağmadeni) by following specified sampling methods, were analyzed using Confocal Raman Spectroscopy (CRS) and Polarized Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (PEDXRF) spectrometer. The first sample was from a metamorphic basement, and the second was from an alkali syenite rock unit. The main objective of this paper is to compare the optical characteristics of these two different barite samples collected from different regions under a polarized microscope, using CRS and PEDXRF. The results of polarized microscopy analysis showed that the barite taken from Denizli is associated with calcite. On the other hand, the barite taken from Akdağmadeni is associated with galena, celestite, and quartz. Two different colors were observed in the barite samples. CRS and PEDXRF results showed that the barites collected from two regions differed in mineral association, chemical composition, and physical properties. The accuracy of the chemical analysis technique was ensured by following USGS standards, GBW 7109, and GBW-7309 Sediment. Barite ores were analyzed using HR-800 (HORIBA-Jobin Yvon) CRS and a polarized microscope (Leica DMLP). Thanks to this study, it has been shown that mineral analyzes can be performed with an accuracy close to XRF with Confocal Raman spectroscopy. Confocal Raman spectroscopy will also guide researchers for mineral analysis.