Publication
Title
Carbonates from the lower part of transition zone or even the lower mantle
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Abstract
Effective CO2-storage in the shallow solid Earth mainly occurs by the formation of carbonates. Although the possibility of transport and storage of carbonates to great depth is demonstrated experimentally, ultra-deep mantle carbonates have not been found before. Applying several in situ analytical techniques on inclusions in diamonds from Juina (Brazil) originating from the lower part of the transition zone (> 580 km) or even the lower mantle (> 670 km), reveal the existence of deep Earth carbonates. These finding unquestionably show that at least locally carbonates exist within the deep Earth and may indicate that the Earth's global CO2-cycle has an ultra-deep extension.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Earth and planetary science letters. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2007
ISSN
0012-821X
Volume/pages
260:1/2(2007), p. 1-9
ISI
000248883300001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 10.07.2017
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