Eight layered gabbro samples from two layered complexes, two
xenoliths, one basalt from a hot brine area and a standard basalt rock
(BCR-1) were analyzed by RNAA (radiochemical neutron activation
analysis) for 14 trace elements, Au, Ni, Co, Ag, Sb, Se, Zn, In, T1,
Rb, Cs, U, Ba and Sr....
The Kane Oceanic Core Complex (OCC) is a valuable window into crustal architecture and chemical composition of the lithosphere beneath a slow-spreading ocean ridge. A suite of > 30 samples (comprised of whole rocks, mineral separates and basalt glasses) has been analyzed for ³He/⁴He isotope ratios and He concentrations. Gas...
Oceanic crust covers nearly 70% of the Earth's surface, of which, the upper,
sediment layer is estimated to harbor substantial microbial biomass. Marine crust;
however, extends several kilometers beyond this surficial layer, and includes the
basalt and gabbro layers. In particular, the basalt layer has high permeabilities which