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Title: Rare earth element content of cryptocrystalline magnesites of Konya, Turkey

We examined the rare earth element content of several cryptocrystalline magnesites as well as hydromagnesite, host rock serpentinites, lake water and hot spring water from Turkey. Southwestern Turkey hosts cryptocrystalline magnesites, sedimentary magnesites with presently forming, biologically mediated hydromagnesites and travertines. Our results show the REE content of the minerals, rocks and waters are well below detection limits. One hydromagnesite sample from Lake Salda has slightly high La (2.38ppb), Ce (3.91 ppb) and Nd (1.68 ppb) when compared to other samples, but these are also still below detection limits of the method we followed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Selcuk University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Mining Engineering, Konya, TR 42003 (Turkey)
  2. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22591197
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1726; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICANAS 2016: International conference on advances in natural and applied sciences, Antalya (Turkey), 21-23 Apr 2016; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; BIOGEOCHEMISTRY; CERIUM; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; HOT SPRINGS; HYDRATES; LAKES; LANTHANUM; MAGNESIUM CARBONATES; MINERALS; NEODYMIUM; SENSITIVITY; SERPENTINITES; TRAVERTINE; TURKEY; WATER