Fate of calcite, apatite and feldspars in an ombrotrophic peat bog, Black Forest, Germany

@inproceedings{Roux2006FateOC,
  title={Fate of calcite, apatite and feldspars in an ombrotrophic peat bog, Black Forest, Germany},
  author={Gaël Le Roux and Emmanuel Laverret and William Shotyk},
  year={2006}
}
The distribution of primary minerals in a peat profile was investigated in a dated core ( 210 Pb, 14 C) taken from the upper part of an ombrotrophic bog. Using XRD, the most abundant minerals present in the peat were those of the local granite, suggesting that the dust entering the bog is mainly of local origin. Apatite and calcite are restricted to the top 8 cm of the profile, which suggests rapid dissolution. The release of P by apatite dissolution is possibly the main source of plant… CONTINUE READING

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