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Element Abundances in Metalliferous Ocean Sediment

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Element

Basal

Ridge

Aluminum

   2.73%   

   0.5%    

Antimony

  17 ppm   

Arsenic

 145 ppm   

Barium

6230 ppm   

6000 ppm   

Beryllium

   6.7 ppm 

Bismuth

   0.17 ppm

Boron

 123 ppm   

 500 ppm   

Bromine

  58 ppm   

Cadmium

   0.4 ppm 

   4 ppm   

Calcium

   1.47%   

Cerium

  34 ppm   

   8.4 ppm 

Chromium

  15 ppm   

  55 ppm   

Cobalt

  82 ppm   

 105 ppm   

Copper

 790 ppm   

 730 ppm   

Dysprosium

  20.7 ppm 

   7.3 ppm 

Erbium

  12.9 ppm 

   5.6 ppm 

Europium

   5.4 ppm 

   1.5 ppm 

Fluorine

 466 ppm   

Gadolinium

  22.6 ppm 

   6 ppm   

Gallium

   6.8 ppm 

Germanium

   3.3 ppm 

Gold

  16 ppb   

Hafnium

   1.6 ppm 

Holmium

   4.7 ppm 

Iridium

   0.8 ppb 

Iron

  20%      

  18%      

Lanthanum

  98 ppm   

  29 ppm   

Lead

 100 ppm   

 152 ppm   

Lithium

 125 ppm   

Lutetium

   2.2 ppm 

   0.88 ppm

Magnesium

   2.08%   

Manganese

   6.1%    

   6%      

Mercury

   0.4 ppm 

Molybdenum

  30 ppm   

Neodymium

  87 ppm   

  23 ppm   

Nickel

 460 ppm   

 430 ppm   

Niobium

   5.1 ppm 

Palladium

  21 ppb   

Phosphorus

9000 ppm   

Potassium

   1.15%   

Praseodymium

  19.3 ppm 

Rubidium

  16 ppm   

Samarium

  18.6 ppm 

   5 ppm   

Selenium

   2.6 ppm 

Silicon

  10.8%    

   6.1%    

Silver

   0.18 ppm

   6.2 ppm 

Sodium

   2.56%   

Strontium

 351 ppm   

Tantalum

   2.1 ppm 

Thallium

   4.8 ppm 

  34 ppm   

Thorium

   2.4 ppm 

Tin

   0.6 ppm 

Titanium

 240 ppm   

Uranium

   4.2 ppm 

  22 ppm   

Vanadium

 450 ppm   

Ytterbium

  13 ppm   

   5.7 ppm 

Yttrium

 128 ppm   

Zinc

 470 ppm   

 380 ppm   

Zirconium

 225 ppm   

References    (Click the button next to a value above to see complete citation information for that entry)

Cronan, D. S. "Basal Metalliferous Sediments from the Eastern Pacific." Geological Society of America Bulletin, volume 87, number 6, 1976, pp. 928–934. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1976)87<928:BMSFTE>2.0.CO;2

Li, Y.-H., and J. E. Schoonmaker. "Chemical Composition and Mineralogy of Marine Sediments." pp. 1–36 in Sediments, Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks. Edited by Fred T. Mackenzie. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd., 2005.