Carbonates

JCt-1-NP

This material was made from a fossil giant clam tridacna gigas of middle holocene age. Thus it contains information about water temperaturs of the past. Recharacterized after milling
Origin
Mollusc collected from Kume Island in the central Ryukyu Island
Source producer
GSJ
Characteristics
  • Major component is Ca with 40 %m/m.
  • Mg/Ca-ratio of 1.3 mmol/mol (rounded values).
  • Sr/Ca-ratio of 1.7 mmol/mol (rounded values).
Suitable for
LA-ICP-MS
LIBS
µXRF
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Carbonates

Trace element concentrations in (bio) carbonates are used as proxies in paleo-climate research (foraminifera, corals, pteropods, mussel shells, red algae, stalactites, etc.), serve as proof of origin (corals, otoliths), etc.