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Elemental analysis of New Zealand Nephrite Jade (pounamu) for forensic purposes

Pounamu (NZ jade), or nephrite, is a protected mineral in its natural form following thetransfer of ownership back to Ngai Tahu under the Ngai Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997.Any theft of nephrite is prosecutable under the Crimes Act 1961. Scientific evidence isessential in cases where origin is disputed. A robust method for discrimination of thismaterial through the use of elemental analysis and compositional data analysis is required.Initial studies have characterised the variability within a given nephrite source. This hasincluded investigation of both in situ outcrops and alluvial material. Methods for thediscrimination of two geographically close nephrite sources are being developed.Key Words: forensic, jade, nephrite, laser ablation, inductively coupled plasma massspectrometry, multivariate analysis, elemental analysis, compositional data analysis

Geologische Vereinigung; Institut d鈥橢stad铆stica de Catalunya; International Association for Mathematical Geology; C脿tedra Llu铆s Santal贸 d鈥橝plicacions de la Matem脿tica; Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d鈥橧nnovaci贸, Universitats i Recerca; Ministerio de Educaci贸n y Ciencia; Ingenio 2010.

Universitat de Girona. Departament d鈥橧nform脿tica i Matem脿tica Aplicada

Manager: Daunis i Estadella, Josep
Mart铆n Fern谩ndez, Josep Antoni
Other contributions: Universitat de Girona. Departament d鈥橧nform脿tica i Matem脿tica Aplicada
Author: Campbell, Gareth P.
Miskelly, Gordon M.
Coulson, Sally Anne
Yaxley, Gregroy M.
Curran, James M.
Abstract: Pounamu (NZ jade), or nephrite, is a protected mineral in its natural form following thetransfer of ownership back to Ngai Tahu under the Ngai Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997.Any theft of nephrite is prosecutable under the Crimes Act 1961. Scientific evidence isessential in cases where origin is disputed. A robust method for discrimination of thismaterial through the use of elemental analysis and compositional data analysis is required.Initial studies have characterised the variability within a given nephrite source. This hasincluded investigation of both in situ outcrops and alluvial material. Methods for thediscrimination of two geographically close nephrite sources are being developed.Key Words: forensic, jade, nephrite, laser ablation, inductively coupled plasma massspectrometry, multivariate analysis, elemental analysis, compositional data analysis
Geologische Vereinigung; Institut d鈥橢stad铆stica de Catalunya; International Association for Mathematical Geology; C脿tedra Llu铆s Santal贸 d鈥橝plicacions de la Matem脿tica; Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d鈥橧nnovaci贸, Universitats i Recerca; Ministerio de Educaci贸n y Ciencia; Ingenio 2010.
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/14749
Language: eng
Publisher: Universitat de Girona. Departament d鈥橧nform脿tica i Matem脿tica Aplicada
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: An脿lisi multivariable
Criminal铆stica -- M猫todes estad铆stics
Title: Elemental analysis of New Zealand Nephrite Jade (pounamu) for forensic purposes
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Repository: Recercat

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