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Strontium isotopes in carbonate deposits at Crater Flat, Nevada

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Abstract

Strontium isotope studies of carbonates from soils, veins, eolian dust and Paleozoic basement sampled near Crater Flat, southwest of Yucca Mountain, provide evidence for the origins of these materials. Vein and soil carbonates have nearly identical ranges of 87Sr/86Sr, and eolian material has 87Sr/86Sr ratios at the lower end of the pedogenic range. The average 87Sr/86Sr of Paleozoic basement from Black Marble Hill is similar to the 87Sr/86Sr in the eolian dust, perhaps indicating a local source for this material. Possible spring deposits have generally higher 87Sr/86Sr than the other carbonates. These data are compared with similar data from areas east of Yucca Mountain.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Strontium isotopes in carbonate deposits at Crater Flat, Nevada
ISBN:
0872628310
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
High Level Radioactive Waste Management
First page:
1423
Last page:
1428
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Conference Date:
28 April 1991 through 3 May 1991