(Table 1) Chemical composition of ethmodiscus oozes from the Indian Ocean, supplement to: Sval'nov, Vyacheslav N (1974): Ethmodiscus ooze in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean. Oceanology, 14, 700-703


A study was made of mineral composition of sand- and silt-sized fractions of recent clastic (riftogenic) sediments and solidified deposits collected from the bottom of the Romanche Trench during the first voyage of R/V Akademik Kurchatov. Similarity between mineral compositions of sediments and bedrocks (ultrabasites, gabbroids, diabases) was established. This similarity is a basis for considering the mineral complex of the deposits that have been derived from the bedrocks of the trench slopes, and have formed due to their submarine denudation accompanied by tectonic crushing. The same mineral composition was found in pieces of older consolidated deposits; this suggests that conditions of sedimentation similar to those at recent times have existed for a long time in the Romanche Trench.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.753708
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.753708
Creator Sval'nov, Vyacheslav N
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Publication Year 1974
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 83 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (91.258W, -13.020S, 100.667E, -2.023N); Indian Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1959-11-09T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1961-03-05T00:00:00Z