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Niobium content of soils from West Africa

January 1, 1961

Analysis of twenty lateritic soil samples from West Africa has shown them to contain an average 24 p.p.m. of niobium; four similar samples taken from within a few miles from a niobium deposit contain from 79 to 87 p.p.m. niobium. It has been shown that as the aluminum content of the soils increases, the following depletion sequence is obtained: Si > Nb > Al = Fe The data indicate that, in general, high enrichments of niobium are not to be expected in lateritic soils.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1961
Title Niobium content of soils from West Africa
DOI 10.1016/0016-7037(61)90060-6
Authors F. S. Grimaldi, I.A. Berger
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Series Number
Index ID 70009801
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization