NOD-P1-P

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description
Manganese nodules also called polymetallic nodules, are spherical rock concretions formed at the bottom of the sea. Du to their high polymetallic content, they are discussed as a natural resource material.
origin
Pacific Ocean, 14°50'N., 124°28'W, depth 4340 meters
sourceProducer
USGS
characteristics

Major components are MnO (38 %m/m), SiO (14 %m/m) and FeO (8 %m/m).

Other major elements are also present with 2-5 %m/m.

Transition metals are highly enriched (> 10000 µg/g).

Most trace elements and REEs are in the 10-500 µg/g range.

suitable for
  • LA-ICP-MS
  • µXRF
  • LIBS
original certificate of analysis