Rapid development of negative Ce anomalies in surface waters and contrasting REE patterns in groundwaters associated with Zn-Pb massive sulphide deposits

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doi: 10.1016/S0883-2927(99)00096-7
Authors:Leybourne, Matthew I.; Goodfellow, Wayne D.; Boyle, Dan R.; Hall, Gwendy M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Ottawa, Department of Geology, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Volume Title:Applied Geochemistry
Source:Applied Geochemistry, 15(6), p.695-723. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York-Beijing, International. ISSN: 0883-2927
Publication Date:2000
Note:In English. 54 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables, sketch map
Summary:The distribution of REE in surface and groundwaters associated with undisturbed Zn-Pb massive sulphide deposits and active mines in the Bathurst Mining camp, New Brunswick, is controlled by pH, redox conditions, the formation of stable REE-carbonate complexes, the adsorption of LREE to colloids and fracture zone minerals and the precipitation of REE phosphate minerals. Surface waters have negative Ce anomalies due to the oxidation of Ce3+ to Ce4+ and the preferential removal of Ce4+ from solution. The oxidation process is rapid as seeps adjacent to these streams often have no Ce anomaly. [M.E.H.]
Subjects:Cerium; Chemical fractionation; Complexing; Geochemical anomalies; Geochemistry; Ground water; Hydrochemistry; Iron; Lead ores; Lead-zinc deposits; Massive deposits; Massive sulfide deposits; Metal ores; Metals; Oxidation; PH; Rare earths; Sampling; Saturation; Solutes; Surface water; Zinc ores; Bathurst mining district; Canada; Eastern Canada; Gloucester County New Brunswick; Maritime Provinces; New Brunswick; Halfmile Lake Deposit; Restigouche Deposit
Coordinates:N472000 N480000 W0643000 W0661500
Abstract Numbers:00M/4068
Record ID:2000034570
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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