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    In:  Supplement to: Krishnaswami, Seth; Mangini, Augusto; Thomas, J H; Sharma, P; Cochran, J Kirk; Turekian, Karl K; Parker, P D (1982): 10Be and Th isotopes in manganese nodules and adjacent sediments: Nodule growth histories and nuclide behavior. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 59(2), 217-234,
    Publication Date: 2020-01-17
    Description: The usefulness of cosmogenic beryllium-10 (half life = 2.5 Ma) for studying the rates of accumulation of ferromanganese nodules is reported based on its measured depth distribution in the top 20 mm of these deposits. Accumulation rates have been obtained in the range of 1 to 4 mm/Ma, which are in good agreement with rates determined using the 230Th method on the same nodules. The use of 10Be offers promise in extending the dating to the outer few cm of the nodules. This contrasts with conventional methods using 230Th and 231Pa isotopes which, due to their comparatively short half lives, are limited to a few mm at the surface of the nodules. Detailed studies of 10Be in the manganese deposits coupled with other trace element analyses should prove valuable in understanding the processes of formation of these deposits and the chronology of events recorded by them.
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