Classical chemical analysis of forms of bound sulfur in massive sulfides with an application to chimney samples from the Juan de Fuca Ridge

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Authors:Kirschenbaum, Herbert; Philpotts, J. A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Reston, VA, United States
Other:
Abermin Corp., Canada
Volume Title:GEOEXPO/86; Exploration in the North American Cordillera
Volume Authors:Elliott, I. L., editor; Smee, Barry W.
Source:p.198-201; GEOEXPO/86; Exploration in the North American Cordillera, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 12-14, 1986, edited by I. L. Elliott and Barry W. Smee. Publisher: Assoc. Explor. Geochem., Calgary, AB, Canada. ISBN: 0-9691014-3-0
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 12 refs.; 2 tables
Summary:The authors have tested and refined classical procedures for accurate determinations of total sulphur and of sulphur in total sulphides, total sulphates, and acid-soluble and insoluble sulphates, using massive-sulphide chimney samples from the Juan de Fuca ridge. The results show convincing internal consistency. The highest soluble sulphate values were found for the Ca-rich rim of a 'black smoker' chimney. The highest concentration of acid- insoluble sulphate occurs in a pyritic sample and presumably reflects the occurrence of baryte; measured Ba and sulphate values are in good agreement for this sample. [J.M.H.]
Subjects:Acids; Chemical analysis; Chimneys; Geochemistry; Massive deposits; Methods; Sample preparation; Sulfides; Sulfur; Techniques; East Pacific; Juan de Fuca Ridge; North Pacific; Northeast Pacific; Pacific Ocean
Abstract Numbers:88M/2498
Record ID:1988074853
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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