Niobium content of soils from West Africa

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
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Analysis of twenty lateritic soil samples from West Africa has shown them to contain an average 24 p.p.m. of niobium; four similar samples taken from within a few miles from a niobium deposit contain from 79 to 87 p.p.m. niobium. It has been shown that as the aluminum content of the soils increases, the following depletion sequence is obtained: Si > Nb > Al = Fe The data indicate that, in general, high enrichments of niobium are not to be expected in lateritic soils.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Niobium content of soils from West Africa
Series title Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI 10.1016/0016-7037(61)90060-6
Volume 25
Issue 1
Year Published 1961
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 10 p.
First page 71
Last page 80
Other Geospatial West Africa
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