Ferromanganese crusts and nodules, rocks that grow

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Abstract

Ferromanganese (Fe-Mn) crusts and nodules are marine sed- imentary mineral deposits, composed mostly of iron and manganese oxides. They precipitate very slowly from seawa- ter, or for nodules also from deep-sea sediment pore waters, recording the chemical signature of these source waters as they grow. Additional elements incorporate via sorption pro- cesses onto the Fe-Mn oxides, including rare and valuable metals that can reach concentrations that are economically valuable.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Ferromanganese crusts and nodules, rocks that grow
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-39193-9_101-1
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of Geochemistry, A Comprehensive Reference Source on the Chemistry of the Earth
First page 1
Last page 7