The thermal springs of Bockfjorden, Svalbard: II: selected aspects of trace element hydrochemistry

Banks, D. , Siewers, U., Sletten, R.S., Haldorsen, S., Dale, B., Heim, M. and Swensen, B. (1999) The thermal springs of Bockfjorden, Svalbard: II: selected aspects of trace element hydrochemistry. Geothermics, 28(6), pp. 713-728. (doi:10.1016/S0375-6505(99)00019-X)

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Abstract

Waters from the Trollkjeldene (Troll springs) and Jotunkjeldene (Jotun springs) thermal springs on northern Svalbard have been analysed by ICP-AES, ICP-MS and IC techniques for a wide range of major and trace elements. Although it is plausible that the thermal waters originate from a deep reservoir in siliceous rocks, it appears that a significant component of their hydrochemical signature is derived from dissolution of higher-level Hecla Hoek marbles. Rare earth elements (REEs) show some degree of enrichment of heavy REEs in the water phase, relative to the marbles and to the travertines that precipitate from the waters. A strong positive Eu anomaly is also observed in the waters, suggesting preferential mobilisation of Eu under reducing conditions. The ratio Nb/Ta is rather well-preserved between the marbles, the waters and the travertines.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Mr David
Authors: Banks, D., Siewers, U., Sletten, R.S., Haldorsen, S., Dale, B., Heim, M., and Swensen, B.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Geothermics
ISSN:0375-6505

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