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Niobium content of soils from West Africa

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

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Abstract

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. ?? 1961.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Niobium content of soils from West Africa
Series title:
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Volume
25
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1961
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
71
Last page:
80
Number of Pages:
10