The influence of palaeosalinity, grain size distribution and clay minerals on the content of B, Li and Rb in Quaternary sediments from Eastern Jutland, Denmark

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  • ARNE VILLUMSEN,

    1. Geological Survey of Denmark, Thoravej 31, DK 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark and Department of Geology, Aarhus University, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
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  • OLE BJØRSLEV NIELSEN

    1. Geological Survey of Denmark, Thoravej 31, DK 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark and Department of Geology, Aarhus University, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
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ABSTRACT

Bulk sample analysis of Late- and Postglacial sediments from the Randers fjord area, Eastern Jutland, seem to indicate a relationship between palaeosalinity and B, Li and Rb contents determined on weak acid extracts of the sediment. Investigations of different size fractions, grain size distribution, and of clay minerals show, however, that variations in palaeosalinity as determined by palaeontological methods in this case have no direct influence on the chemistry.

The variation of Li and Rb is related to variation in grain size, while the B variation seems to be related to the content of montmorillonite in the clay fraction.

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