Unusual composition of pore waters found in the Izu-Bonin fore-arc sedimentary basin

P. K. Egeberg, Kantaro Fujioka, Brian Taylor, Thomas Janecek, Jonathan Aitchison, Stanley Cisowski, Albina Colella, Patricia A. Cooper, Kathleen Dadey, John Firth, James Gill, Yvonne Herman, Richard Hiscott, Ma Lynn Isminger-Kelso, Kunio Kaiho, Adam Klaus, Masato Koyama, Henriette Lapierre, Michael Lovell, Kathleen MarsagliaAkira Nishimura, Philippe Pezard, Kelvin Rodolfo, Rex Taylor, Kazue Tazaki, Peter Torssander

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Abstract

Extensively altered brines, with a composition different from that of any previously reported natural water, have been recovered by deep coring of sediments in the Izu-Bonin fore-arc sedimentary basin. Samples from successive depths document the chemical evolution of these unusual pore waters, from sea water to highly enriched CaCl2 brines. The origin of these pore waters seems to be related to the special environment of a fore-arc sedimentary basin, where accumulation rates of volcanogenic sediment are extremely high and the sediments are susceptible to alteration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume344
Issue number6263
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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