(Table 1) Boron concentration and d11B values of interstitial water from IODP Holes 308-U1319A, U1320A, U1322B and U1324B, supplement to: Li, Yan-Ping; Jiang, Shao-Yong (2010): Boron concentration and isotopic constraints on processes affecting the chemistry of interstitial water in normal- and over-pressured basins, Gulf of Mexico. Marine Geology, 275(1-4), 230-243


The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 308 (IODP308) drilled normal-pressured sediments from the Brazos-Trinity Basin IV and over-pressured sediments from the Ursa Basin on the northern slope of the Gulf of Mexico. The interstitial water samples from the normal-pressured basin show B concentrations and B isotopic compositions ranging from 255 to 631 µM (0.6 to 1.5 times of seawater value) and from +29.1 to +42.7 per mil (relative to NIST SRM 951), respectively. A wider range is observed both for B concentrations (292 to 865 µM, 0.7 to 2.1 times of seawater value) and d11B values (+25.5 to +43.2 per mil) of the interstitial water in the over-pressured basin. The down-core distribution of B concentrations and d11B values in the interstitial waters are sensitive tracers for assessing various processes occurring in the sediment column, including boron adsorption/desorption reactions involving clay minerals and organic matter in sediments as well as fluid migration and mixing in certain horizons and in the sediment column. In the normal-pressured basin adsorption/desorption reactions in shallow sediments play the major role in controlling the B content and B isotopic composition of the interstitial water. In contrast, multiple processes affect the B content and d11B of the interstitial water in the over-pressured Ursa Basin. There, the stratigraphic level of the maxima of B and d11B correspond to seismic reflectors. The intruded fluids along the seismic reflector boundary from high to low-topography mix with local interstitial water. Fluid flow is inferred in the Blue Unit (a coarse sandstone layer, connecting the high- to low-pressured region) from the freshening of interstitial water in Ursa Basin Site U1322, and upward flow by the overpressure expels fluid from the overburden above the Blue Unit.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.763865
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Creator Li, Yan-Ping;Jiang, Shao-Yong
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2010
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (27N-28N,94W-89W)