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Interstitial water studies on small core samples from the Mediterranean Sea

Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project

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DOI: 10.2973/dsdp.proc.13.131-1.1973

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Abstract

Of ten Leg 13 sites studied by us, eight give definite evidence of the existence of halite-containing sediments beneath the seabed. This conclusion is based on the existence on continuous sodium and chloride enrichments in interstitial waters with depth. This is the only direct evidence of the existence of salt at these sites, for only evaporitic dolomite, gypsum, and/or anydrite were recovered in cores. Among other ionic relationships, influence of evaporites is seen in calcium, magnesium and sulfate concentrations. Record high barium (216 ppm) and strontium (345 ppm) concentrations were observed in sulfate depleted pore fluids of Site 128 in the Hellenic Trench.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Interstitial water studies on small core samples from the Mediterranean Sea
Series title:
Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project
DOI:
10.2973/dsdp.proc.13.131-1.1973
Volume
13
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International
Publisher location:
College Station, TX
Contributing office(s):
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project
First page:
801
Last page:
808
Number of Pages:
8
Other Geospatial:
Mediterranean Sea