Chemical composition of manganese nodules and crusts from the Pacific and Indian Ocean and Loch Fyne, Scotland


The first part of this thesis includes some topics of a non-geochemical nature but which are of importance in interpreting the geochemistry of nodules. The points covered include their distribution, petrography, structure, mineralogy and internal compositional variations. Part Two includes the geochemistry of both nodules and that of their surrounding sediments, This geochemical study has been divided into firstly, a general geochemical study of both nodules and sediments using a statistical approach to the interpretation of the data, secondly, the regional geochemistry of Pacific and Indian Ocean nodules and sediments, the latter entirely uninvestigated in the past, and thirdly, local variations in the composition of nodules. Throughout, emphasis has been placed on the geochemistry of nodules in terms of their environment of formation.

The samples were crushed by hand, ground to a fine powder and heated to 850°C.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1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions.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.

Supplement to: Cronan, David S (1967): The geochemistry of some manganese nodules and associated pelagic deposits (Ph. D. Dissertation). Dept. of Geochemistry, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, United Kingdom, 728 pp

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Creator Cronan, David S
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1967
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 354 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-5.328W, -41.983S, 57.382E, 55.843N); Pacific Ocean; Indian Ocean; Loch Fyne, Scotland; Atlantic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1875-11-11T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1965-02-26T00:00:00Z