Accession Number:

AD0626011

Title:

SEPIOLITE AND CLINOPTILOLITE FROM THE MIDATLANTIC RIDGE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Sepiolite has been found in samples dredged from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The mineral is intimately associated with laminated clay and coccolith ooze, both containing clinoptilolite one sample contained chert. Serpentine was recovered in the same dredge, but the sepiolite seems to have formed by the reaction of Mg in solution with SiO2 liberated during alteration of silicic volcanic ash, rather than by direct alteration of the serpentine. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geodesy
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE