Chemical analysis of manganese nodules and crust from the vicinity of Australia


A selection of manganese nodules and crusts from he Australian marine region have been analysed for their metal content using atomic absorption spectroscopy.

From 1983 until 1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions. At the time it was the most extended data compilation on ferromanganese deposits world wide. Initially published in a proprietary format incompatible with present day standards it was jointly decided by AWI and NOAA to transcribe this legacy data into PANGAEA. This transfer is augmented by a careful checking of the original sources when available and the encoding of ancillary information (sample description, method of analysis...) not present in the NOAA-MMS database.

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Creator Jones, H A
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 336 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (97.017W, -61.880S, 169.835E, -12.906N); Indian Ocean; Southern Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1874-03-13T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1979-11-01T00:00:00Z