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Griffin, John J; Windom, Herbert; Goldberg, Edward D (1968): Mineralogy of some Australian desert samples (Table 3). PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Griffin, JJ et al. (1968): The distribution of clay minerals in the World Ocean. Deep-Sea Research and Oceanographic Abstracts, 15(4), 433-459,

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The relative amounts of chlorite, montmorillonite, kaolinite and illite in the less than 2 micron size fraction of pelagic sediments are related to the sources and transport paths of solid phases from the continents to the oceans and to injections of volcanic materials to the marine environment. Three modes of entry of solid phases from the lands to the seas are considered: by glaciers, by rivers and by atmospheric winds. The compositions of the clay size fraction are also related to rates of accumulation of the non-biogenous phases.
Median Latitude: -26.163330 * Median Longitude: 131.642917 * South-bound Latitude: -33.166700 * West-bound Longitude: 119.500000 * North-bound Latitude: -23.000000 * East-bound Longitude: 139.050000
size fraction <2µm, value <1 means traces
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
3DescriptionDescriptionGriffin, John J
4MontmorilloniteMnt%Griffin, John JX-ray diffraction TEXTUR, clay fraction
5IlliteIll%Griffin, John JX-ray diffraction TEXTUR, clay fraction
6KaoliniteKln%Griffin, John JX-ray diffraction TEXTUR, clay fraction
7ChloriteChl%Griffin, John JX-ray diffraction TEXTUR, clay fraction
8MineralsMineralsGriffin, John J
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