Ferromanganese crusts and nodules chemical analyses from the USGS Reston analytical laboratories


Based on comparative studies on the utility of ICP, atomic absorption, and other techniques for the elemental analysis of geological samples the authors decided to pursue a scheme of analysis based primarily around the induction coupled plasma atonic emission spectrometry (ICP) technique because of its simultaneous multielement capability and its relatively large linear concentration range. Atomic Absorption techniques are used only for those elements where the sensitivity, precision, or accuracy of the ICP technique are not sufficient for the determination. The elements Cu, Ni, Mo, Sr, V, Y, Cr, Ba, Co, and P were determined by ICP spectrometry, K, Pb, and Zn by FAA spectrometry and Cr by Zeeman GFAA spectrometry on a concentrated solution of 100mg sample dissolved into 3 mL HN03, 1 mL HC104 and 10 mL HF. Mn, Ti, Al, Fe, Mg and Ca is determined by ICP spectrometry and Cd by Zeeman GFAA spectrometry on a dilution of the previous solution with 3N HCl. A dissolution of 100mg of sample into (1+1) HCl was analysed for As using Zeeman GFAA spectrometry. A fusion of 100mg of sample with a mixture of LiBO2+liB4O2 was analysed for Si and Na using ICP technique. Before analysis, the samples were dried at 110°C overnight and fused at 1000°C for 45 minutes.

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1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions.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.This dataset represents the digitized Table 1, pp. C01-1 to C01-31 of the related publication.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.962509
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.7289/V52Z13FT
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.7289/V53X84KN
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Creator Aruscavage, P J; Brown, F M; Kirschenbaum, H; Root, D M
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 22984 data points
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-5.387W, -65.617S, 2.117E, 48.475N); Pacific Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Blake Plateau, Atlantic Ocean; Indian Ocean; East Pacific Ocean; South Pacific Ocean; Southern Ocean; Pacific Oean; Southwest Pacific Ocean; South Atlantic Ocean; North Pacific Ocean; North-East Pacific Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1960-02-13T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1985-09-17T00:00:00Z