J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 1001 - 1004

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 1001
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030467

Mercury in Mid-Ocean ridges (on the example of Mid-Atlantic ridge and East Pacific rise)

N.A. Ozerova1, G.A. Cherkashov2, S.I. Andreev2, A.Yu. Lein3, M.P. Davydov2, T.V. Stepanova2 and M.A. Gruzdeva1

1  Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny Per. 35, Moscow 109017, Russia
2  VNllOceangeologia, Angliysky Prospect 1, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
3  Institute of Oceanology, Russia Academy of Sciences, Nakhimovsky Prospect 36, Moscow 117851, Russia

Data on mercury distribution within the rocks and ores of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and East Pacific Rise are presented. The results are discussed from the standpoint of mercury degassing of the Earth. Materials on its modern manifestation in the Ocean are given. A comparison of mercury has been made for the present day rift and paleorift by the example of Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Ural province.

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