Trace Element Distribution in Molluscan Skeletal Material I. Magnesium, Iron, Manganese, and Strontium
A compilation and analysis of existing data on the magnesium, iron, manganese and strontium concentrations in molluscan skeletal material indicates that mineralogy is a dominant controlling factor in trace element distribution only in the case of magnesium. It is suggested that in the case of iron, manganese and strontium crystal growth kinetics and/or metabolic processes must be considered as possible primary controls with mineralogy, temperature and salinity as secondary controls.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1965
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