Stepwise combustion analyses of distinct nitrogen isotopic compositions on Paleoproterozoic organic matter

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Nitrogen isotopic analyses were conducted on two kerogenous samples from the Gunflint Formation {ca. 1.9 Ga) using the stepwise combustion technique to evaluate a potential analytical problem for the carbonaceous samples and to assess if this method is appropriate for the analysis of ancient rocks. Two discriminated δ15N plateaux are identified for each sample with mean values of +5.0%o and +7.3%o for sample 0708, and +6.1%o and +5.2%o for sample 0704, respectively. The direction of the δ15N shift is opposite in each sample. This characteristic excludes the possibility of analytical artifact as the source of isotope fractionation and metamorphism isotope fractionation. The two δ15N plateaux observed for each of the samples are characterized by different activation energies for the co-released carbon. These results suggest that similarly aged sedimentary rocks may contain at least two types of organic matter that record different source information for δ15N.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)249-253
ページ数5
ジャーナルGeochemical Journal
46
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地球物理学
  • 地球化学および岩石学

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