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Interstitial water studies on small core samples, Leg 9

January 1, 1972

The chemistry of the pore fluids obtained on Leg 9 is remarkable primarily in its constancy. Excepting silicon and strontium, only at one site do the concentrations of the major and minor constituents deviate notably from sea water concentrations (see Tables 1 and 2). The trends, or lack of them, seen in these samples have been discussed previously and only references will be given here. The constancy of composition and similarity to sea water is particularly noteworthy, as the sediments at all of the 9 sites are thought to be intruded by the basal basalt. The pore fluid chemistry exhibits no evidence of intrusion except possibly at Site 84.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1972
Title Interstitial water studies on small core samples, Leg 9
DOI 10.2973/dsdp.proc.9.117.1972
Authors F.L. Sayles, L.S. Waterman, F. T. Manheim
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project
Series Number
Index ID 70121221
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program

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