Thank you, appreciate your insights.
>Are you analysing all your Fe as FeII or FeIII? In the latter case, this will
>push the totals up a bit. At the end of the day you may have a mix of the two.
>I'm fiddling around with garnets dominated by And-Grs and have
>little problem (we
>also use a JXA-733 but with Advanced Microbeam's set up). I would
>not expect the
>matrix corrections to be an issue. Just ensure that the standards
>you are using
>have sufficient of the element you are interested in. I use a range
>things and there isn't a grt in sight.
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