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Rare metal elements in surface sediment from five bays on the northeastern coast of the South China Sea
Wang, Shuhong1; Wu, Shuzhuang1; Yan, Wen1; Huang, Weixia1; Miao, Li1; Lu, Jun1; Chen, Zhong1; Liu, Fangwen1; wyan@scsio.ac.cn
2015
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES
Volume74Issue:6Pages:4961-4971
AbstractWe studied the distribution of rare metal elements (RME) (Zr, Sn, Ti, Y, Nb, Ta, Ce, La, Nd, and Th) in surface sediments from five bays along the northeastern coast of the South China Sea. The results of the study elucidated the main controlling factors and the mineralization potential of these bays as metals placers. The RME contents of surface sediments are highly variable but show clear geographic regularities. The content of all studied elements in this area decreases from east to west, with the maximum average content in Shantou (ST) bay, which also contains the overall maximum element content. The minimum overall contents were found in Daya (DY) bay. The weak correlation between the fine sediment fraction and these elements suggests that they occur mainly in the form of metallic minerals. The relative abundance of these elements in the two easternmost bays [ST and Zhelin (ZL) bays] is attributed to the large amounts of terrigenous material input by the Hanjiang River, and other small rivers. ST and ZL bays sediments are rich in zircon, cassiterite, ilmenite (or rutile), xenotime, monazite, niobium tantalite, and other rare metal minerals. Thus, these bays are good prospects as rare metal placer resources. Shanwei (SW) and Dapeng (DP) bays show mineralization potential mostly for zircon and ilmenite (or rutile), respectively.
DepartmentLMB
KeywordRare Metal Elements Controlling Factors Mineralization Potential South China Sea
Subject AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Geology ; Water Resources
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/14782
Collection中科院海洋生物资源可持续利用重点实验室
Corresponding Authorwyan@scsio.ac.cn
Affiliation1.[Wang, Shuhong
2.Wu, Shuzhuang
3.Yan, Wen
4.Huang, Weixia
5.Miao, Li
6.Lu, Jun
7.Chen, Zhong
8.Liu, Fangwen] Chinese Acad Sci, South China Sea Inst Oceanol, CAS Key Lab Marginal Sea Geol, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China
9.[Wu, Shuzhuang
10.Liu, Fangwen] Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Wang, Shuhong,Wu, Shuzhuang,Yan, Wen,et al. Rare metal elements in surface sediment from five bays on the northeastern coast of the South China Sea[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES,2015,74(6):4961-4971.
APA Wang, Shuhong.,Wu, Shuzhuang.,Yan, Wen.,Huang, Weixia.,Miao, Li.,...&wyan@scsio.ac.cn.(2015).Rare metal elements in surface sediment from five bays on the northeastern coast of the South China Sea.ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES,74(6),4961-4971.
MLA Wang, Shuhong,et al."Rare metal elements in surface sediment from five bays on the northeastern coast of the South China Sea".ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES 74.6(2015):4961-4971.
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