Analysis of manganese nodules from the East Pacific, supplement to: Piper, David Z (1973): Origin of metalliferous sediments from the East Pacific Rise. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 19(1), 75-82


The distribution of several metals in East Pacific Rise sediments, when normalized to Al2O3, exhibit stronger maxima near the rise crest than when simply plotted on a carbonate-free basis. The similarity (1) between the distribution of metals in ridge sediments and previously measured mean heat flow values and (2) between the composition of crestal sediments and terrestrial ore bodies associated with greenstone belts, strongly supports a hydrothermal origin for rise crest sediments.

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Creator Piper, David Z
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1973
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Size 2 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-115.083W, -39.042S, -102.017E, -35.992N)