(Table 1, Page 402) Chemical and radiochemical data for nodule SO11-278DK from the Peru Basin, Southeast PAcific Ocean, supplement to: Reyss, Jean-Louis; Marchig, Vesna; Ku, Teh-Lung (1982): Rapid growth of a deep-sea manganese nodule. Nature, 295(5848), 401-403


Recent studies on marine ferromanganese nodules have suggested a relationship between their growth rate and their chemical composition. The suggestion is based on the hypothesis that the metals in nodules have two sources of supply: bottom seawater (hydrogenous) and sediment pore water (diagenetic). The diagenetic source calls for upward diffusion of Mn mobilized in a deeper, low Eh zone of the sediment column and its subsequent precipitation in an oxidized surface zone. Addition of the remobilized Mn to surface nodules would augment their accretion rate. It would also render the oxide layers to contain higher Mn/Fe ratios than layers resulting from hydrogenous precipitation. We report here a radiometrically determined accretion rate of 168±24 mm/Myr for a deep-sea manganese nodule from the Peru Basin in the Pacific. This rate is about two orders of magnitude higher than that frequently found in nodules of deep-sea origin, and emphasizes the importance of sediment diagenetic processes on the growth of manganese concretions.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.889126
Metadata Access http://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite3&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.889126
Creator Marchig, Vesna;Ku, Teh-Lung;Reyss, Jean-Louis
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1982
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (8 S,92W)
Temporal Point 1979-01-01T11:59:59Z