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Deyhle, Annette; Kopf, Achim J; Eisenhauer, Anton (2001): Boron concentrations and isotope ratios of authigenic carbonates from the Oregon margin. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Deyhle, A et al. (2001): Boron systematics of authigenic carbonates: a new approach to identify fluid processes in accretionary prisms. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 187(1-2), 191-205,

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Boron contents and boron, carbon and oxygen stable isotopes were determined for authigenic carbonates recovered from Ocean Drilling Program Leg 146, Oregon margin. Carbonate precipitates are the most widespread authigenic phase in the shallow accretionary wedge and carry chemical information about long-term variations in pore fluid origin and flow paths in the Cascadia subduction zone. Drilling the first ridge (toe area including the frontal thrust) and the second ridge (or Hydrate Ridge) of the prism demonstrated different fluid regimes, with higher B contents in the authigenic precipitates at the toe. The delta11B of 18 authigenic precipitates analysed ranges from 13.9 per mil to as high as 39.8 per mil, extending the upper range of previously reported carbonate delta11B values considerably. When related to the delta11B ratio of their parent solutions, these data are characteristic of fluid-related processes in accretionary prisms. Together with delta13C and delta18O, delta11B ratios of the carbonate concretions, nodules and crusts allow one to distinguish between precipitation influenced by (i) seawater, (ii) fluid reservoirs at different depth levels within the accretionary prism and (iii) cage water from dissociated gas hydrates, the latter possibly indicating a fluctuation of the bottom simulating reflector during most recent Earth's history. From this first systematic boron study on authigenic precipitates from an accretionary prism it is suggested that B contents of such carbonate crusts and concretions exceed those reported for other marine carbonates. Given the abundance of such precipitates at convergent margins, they represent a significant B sink in geochemical cycling. Isotopic compositions of the parent fluids to the carbonates mirror B chemistry of modern pore waters from convergent margins. The precipitates carry information of different subduction-related fluid processes over a certain period of time, and hence are a crucial tracer in the investigation of palaeo-fluid flow.
Median Latitude: 44.659158 * Median Longitude: -125.222408 * South-bound Latitude: 44.644000 * West-bound Longitude: -125.326000 * North-bound Latitude: 44.674317 * East-bound Longitude: -125.118817
Date/Time Start: 1992-10-25T18:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-11-17T00:00:00
146-891B * Latitude: 44.644000 * Longitude: -125.326000 * Date/Time Start: 1992-10-25T18:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-11-01T14:00:00 * Elevation: -2674.0 m * Penetration: 472.3 m * Recovery: 54.03 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg146 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Method/Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 58 cores; 469.3 m cored; 0 m drilled; 11.5 % recovery
146-892 * Latitude: 44.674317 * Longitude: -125.118817 * Date/Time Start: 1992-11-06T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-11-17T00:00:00 * Elevation: -685.1 m * Penetration: 753 m * Recovery: 155.2 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg146 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Method/Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 42 cores; 353 m cored; 178.5 m drilled; 44% recovery
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