Clay components mineralogy and smears slides analysis for the cores of DOMES Site C, Pacific Ocean, supplement to: Hein, James R; Gutmacher, Christina; Miller, Jacquelyn (1976): DOMES Area C, General statement about mineralogy, diagenesis and sediment classification. in: Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Study, N.E. Pacific Nodule Province, Site C, Geology and Geochemistry, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report. U.S. Geological Survey, 63-80


DOMES area C sediment is quite heterogeneous, but most commonly is classified as mud (clay minerals, quartz, and feldspar) or siliceous ooze. However, in several samples Fe-Mn micronodules, globules and aggreqates are the major sediment components. Calcareous nannofossil ooze characterized only one sample, core 18A-1-8 and calcite (reworked limestone?) is present in several other cores, but never as a major compoment. Volcanic ash (glassy mud) is the major sediment type in several cores.

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Creator Hein, James R; Gutmacher, Christina; Miller, Jacquelyn
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1976
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 678 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-126.772W, 14.242S, -124.975E, 16.012N); DOMES Site C, Pacific Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1975-05-16T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1975-05-29T00:00:00Z