Minor element and stable isotopic composition of the carbonate fine fraction: Site 709, Indian Ocean

P. A. Baker, M. J. Malone, S. J. Burns, P. K. Swart

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Iron and manganese concentrations, and, to a lesser extent, magnesium and strontium concentrations and carbon isotopic ratios are affected by early diagenetic reactions. These reactions are best observed in a slumped interval of sediments that occurs between 13.0 and 17.5 Ma. As a result of microbial reduction of manganese and iron oxides and dissolved sulfate, it is hypothesized that small amounts of mixed-metal carbonate cements are precipitated. These have low carbon isotopic ratios and high concentrations of metals. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-675
Number of pages15
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes


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