An estimate of the juvenile sulfur content of basalt

@article{Moore1971AnEO,
  title={An estimate of the juvenile sulfur content of basalt},
  author={James G. Moore and Brent P. Fabbi},
  journal={Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology},
  year={1971},
  volume={33},
  pages={118-127}
}
Sulfur analyses by X-ray fluorescence give an average content of 107 ppm for 9 samples of fresh subaerially-erupted oceanic basalt and 680 ppm for 38 samples of submarine erupted basalt. This difference is the result of retention of sulfur in basalt quenched on the sea floor and loss of sulfur in basalt by degassing at the surface. The outer glassy part of submarine erupted basalt contains 800±150 ppm sulfur, and this amount is regarded as an estimate of the juvenile sulfur content of the… CONTINUE READING

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