Provenance versus weathering control on the composition of tropical river mud (southern Africa)

@inproceedings{Garzanti2014ProvenanceVW,
  title={Provenance versus weathering control on the composition of tropical river mud (southern Africa)},
  author={Eduardo Garzanti and Marta Padoan and M L Varahala Setti and Alberto L{\'o}pez-Galindo and Igor Maria Villa},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract This study presents an integrated mineralogical–geochemical database on fine-grained sediments transported by all major rivers of southern Africa, including the Zambezi, Okavango, Limpopo, Olifants, Orange and Kunene. Clay mineralogy, bulk geochemistry, Sr and Nd isotopic signatures of river mud, considered a proxy of suspended load, are used to investigate the influence of source-rock lithology and weathering intensity on the composition of clay and silt produced in subequatorial to… CONTINUE READING

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