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Pb-210, Th-230, and Be-10 in Central Indian Basin seamount sediments: Signatures of degassing and hydrothermal alteration of recent origin
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
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2008 (English)In: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 35, no 9, L09603- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Isotopic (Pb-210, U-238-Th-230, Be-10), major and trace elements, and micromorphological and microchemical data, were used to identify recent (similar to 100 yrs) hydrothermal alteration of a >200 kyr sedimentary record from the flank of a seamount in the Central Indian Basin located at the edge of the 75 degrees 30'E fracture zone. Alteration effects are also reflected in 1) the depleted sedimentary organic carbon, 2) dissolution features of radiolarian skeletons, 3) the presence of altered minerals such as smectite and zeolites, and 4) distinctly different magnetic properties in the altered sediments. We interpret a predominant influence of neutral chloride type hydrothermal fluids. This is the first report of recently occurring sediment alteration by shallow circulating sub-surface fluids along the Indian Ocean intra-plate seamount environment.

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2008. Vol. 35, no 9, L09603- p.
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Subatomic Physics Engineering and Technology
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Ion Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110192DOI: 10.1029/2008GL033849ISI: 000256060200003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110192DiVA: diva2:275526
Available from: 2009-11-05 Created: 2009-11-05 Last updated: 2016-04-13Bibliographically approved

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