The relationship between the magnetic anisotropy and the c-axis fabric in a massive hematite ore

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F. Hrouda
H. Siemes
N. Herres
C. Hennig-Michaeli


Preferred orientation of hematite ore from Minas Gerais, Brazil, was investigated by reflected-light microscopy, X-ray structural goniometry and magnetic anisotropy. A close relationship was found between c-axis fabrics determined by magnetic and non-magnetic methods; experiments confirmed the results of the theoretical treatment. For routine work it is advantageous to use both types of methods, profiting from rapidity of measurement of magnetic anisotropy and from detailed c-axis pole figures of pilot specimens provided by X-ray goniometry.

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Hrouda, F., H. Siemes, N. Herres, and C. Hennig-Michaeli. 1984. “The Relationship Between the Magnetic Anisotropy and the C-Axis Fabric in a Massive Hematite Ore”. Journal of Geophysics 56 (1), 174-82.
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