Composition of Fe-Mn nodules and crusts from the Cape Basin


Facies zonation of the Cape basin with respect to Fe-Mn nodules based on data from Cruise 43 of R/V Akademik Kurchatov and published data is presented. Three facies regions are distinguished: the southern end of the Walvis Ridge and seamounts, the continental slope of the Southwest Africa and the deep-water Cape Basin. Iron-manganese nodules in the first of these areas are predominantly sedimentary, those in the second area are diagenetic and those in the third are sedimentary-diagenetic. Chemical characteristics and type of metallogenic specialization for each of the regions are identified.

Supplement to: Levitan, Mikhail A (1988): Iron-manganese nodules of the Cape Basin. Oceanology, 28(3), 359-362

Metadata Access
Creator Levitan, Mikhail A
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1988
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 2 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (4.005W, -36.512S, 11.365E, -26.715N); Cape Basin
Temporal Coverage Begin 1986-01-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1986-01-12T00:00:00Z