Burton, Kevin; Cenki-Tok, Bénédicte; Mokadem, Fatima; Harvey, Jason; Gannoun, Abdelmouhcine; Alard, Olivier and Parkinson, Ian J.
Unradiogenic lead in Earth’s upper mantle.
Nature Geoscience, 5(8) pp. 570–573.
The mantle and continental crust contain excessive amounts of radiogenic lead, implying that a complementary reservoir of unradiogenic lead should exist somewhere on Earth. Isotopic analyses of mantle rocks exposed on the Atlantic Ocean floor reveal that sulphide inclusions can have extremely unradiogenic lead compositions, suggesting that the reservoir could exist within the mantle itself.
||2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited
|Project Funding Details:
|Funded Project Name||Project ID||Funding Body|
|Not Set||Not Set||Ocean Drilling Program UK, NERC (grant ref. NER/A/S/2001/00538)|
|Not Set||Not Set||EC Marie Curie Research and Training Network EUROMELT (HPRN-CT-2002-00211)|
||structural geology, tectonics and geodynamics; geochemistry; volcanology, mineralogy and petrology
||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:
||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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