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Desprairies, Alain; Bonnot-Courtois, Chantal (1980): Geochemistry of altered smectites. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Desprairies, A; Bonnot-Courtois, C (1980): Relation entre la composition des smectites d'alteration sous-marine et leur cortege de terres rares. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 48(1), 124-130,

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In basalts and volcanogenic sediments from the Indian Ocean, the successive stages of submarine alteration of volcanic rocks and glasses give rise to the incorporation or the relative increase of iron in smectite lattices. During the first stage, the Mg-smectites are the most abundant; they are occasionally associated with Al-smectites. Afterwards, they are gradually replaced by iron-rich smectites. The REE distribution follows the same trend as the mineralogical changes. During the f'trst stage of alteration, REE distribution in clay minerals is the same as in the fresh glasses but, when the iron-rich smectites increase, the Ce has a specific behaviour. The Ce shows a positive anomaly in iron-rich smectites formed early in palagonitized glasses, and a negative one in authigenic smectites formed later from solutions in equilibrium with seawater.
Median Latitude: -28.728750 * Median Longitude: 62.483100 * South-bound Latitude: -32.580000 * West-bound Longitude: 37.600000 * North-bound Latitude: -24.877500 * East-bound Longitude: 87.366200
Date/Time Start: 1971-02-26T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1972-10-01T00:00:00
26-253 * Latitude: -24.877500 * Longitude: 87.366200 * Date/Time: 1972-10-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1962.0 m * Penetration: 559 m * Recovery: 269.5 m * Location: Indian Ocean//RIDGE * Campaign: Leg26 * Basis: Glomar Challenger * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 52 cores; 479.5 m cored; 57 m drilled; 56.2 % recovery
RC14-6D * Latitude: -32.580000 * Longitude: 37.600000 * Date/Time: 1971-02-26T00:00:00 * Elevation: -5075.0 m * Campaign: RC14 * Basis: Robert Conrad * Device: Dredge (DRG)
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