Physical Sciences: Geochemical Evidence for Ocean Floor Spreading in South Atlantic Ocean

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THE basal sediment layer on the flanks of spreading ridges should be enriched in iron and relatively poor in aluminium if present concepts of ocean floor spreading are correct1,2. Recently published evidence from the third leg of the JOIDES expedition corroborates this hypothesis.

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BOSTRÖM, K. Physical Sciences: Geochemical Evidence for Ocean Floor Spreading in South Atlantic Ocean. Nature 227, 1041 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271041a0

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