Fe-Mn crusts from the Atlantic Ocean, supplement to: Baturin, Gleb N; Dubinchuk, V T (2011): Mineralogy and chemistry of ferromanganese crusts from the Atlantic Ocean. Translated from Geokhimiya, 2011, 49(6), 605-621, Geochemistry International, 49(6), 578-593


Mineral and chemical compositions of a set of crust samples collected from the North, Central and South Atlantic were examined by means of analytical electron microscopy and ICP-MS, chemical, and microchemical elemental analysis. Vernadite, asbolane, and goethite are dominant mineral phases of the crusts, ferrihydrite is minor, hematite and feroxyhyte are rare. The samples show wide variability in major and trace element contents; however, their characteristic geochemical signatures indicate hydrogenous origin. A comparison between compositions of oceanic hydrogenous and hydrothermal crusts and metalliferous hydrothermal sediments from different ocean areas suggests that the geochemical approach may be insufficient in some cases and fail to identify hydrothermal input in ferromanganese crusts of mixed composition.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.788112
Metadata Access http://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite3&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.788112
Creator Dubinchuk, V T;Baturin, Gleb N
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2011
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (36S-75N,33W-8 E)