Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

Procedia Earth and Planetary Science

Publisher

Elsevier B.V.

Publication Date

2013

Volume

7

Disciplines

Earth Sciences

Abstract

Sinters are difficult to characterize with traditional methods and are often described by their chemical composition alone. Yet information about the depositional environment and possible diagenetic processes is available in atomic structure. This study probes the atomic structure of siliceous sinters from two geothermal areas using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic techniques. Specifically, this study demonstrated that Al is present in tetrahedral coordination with or without octahedral coordination in geyserites from Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA and Geyser Valley, Kamchatka, Russia.

Keywords

silica, aluminum, hot springs, geothermal

DOI

10.1016/j.proeps.2013.03.078

Rights

© 2013 Nancy W. Hinman and J. Michelle Kotler

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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