(Table 1, page 171) Thorium and cobalt content of the total aggregate of manganese nodules from various locations


A criterion is suggested for discrimination between ferromanganese oxide minerals, deposited after the introduction of manganese and associated elements in sea water solution at submarine vulcanism, and minerals which are slowly formed from dilute solution, largely of continental origin. The simlultaneous injection of thorium into the ocean by submarine vulcanism is indicated, and its differentiation from continental thorium introduced into the ocean by runoff is discussed.

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1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions.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: Arrhenius, Gustaf; Mero, John L; Korkisch, J (1964): Origin of oceanic manganese minerals. Science, 144(3615), 170-173

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Creator Arrhenius, Gustaf; Mero, John L; Korkisch, J
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1964
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Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-146.500W, -25.517S, -85.233E, 28.383N); Pacific Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1904-12-31T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1958-01-26T00:00:00Z