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Mineralogy of Deep-Sea Sediments Along the Murray Fracture Zone

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Title: Mineralogy of Deep-Sea Sediments Along the Murray Fracture Zone
Authors: Fan, Pow-Foong
Issue Date: Apr 1979
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Fan Pow-Foong. 1979. Mineralogy of deep-sea sediments along the Murray Fracture Zone. Pac Sci 33(2): 213-221.
Abstract: Semiquantitative X-ray diffraction mineralogical studies show
that deep-sea brown clays from 23 cores and a long core from Deep Sea Drilling
Project Site 39 along the Murray Fracture Zone and in the vicinity of Necker
ridge consist of the minerals quartz, plagioclase, mica, chlorite, kaolinite,
montmorillonite, phillipsite, and goethite, and minor amounts of dolomite,
aragonite, calcite, barite, and augite. According to mineral assemblages, five
suites are recognized-eolian, detrital, authigenic, biogenic, and hydrothermal.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 33, Number 2, 1979

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