Geochemistry of carbon dioxide mineral waters of the Choigan natural complex (northeastern Tuva)

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Abstract

The abundance of various chemical elements (including trace, rare-earth, and radioactive) in the carbon dioxide mineral waters of the Choigan complex has been investigated. Three groups of waters are recognized according to the geochemical conditions and chemical composition: groundwaters of regional-jointing zone with oxidizing conditions; CO2-enriched groundwaters of regional-jointing zone with oxidizing conditions; and groundwaters of fault zones with reducing conditions. It is shown that water-rock interaction intensified by high temperature and carbon dioxide action is the main process determining the chemical composition of groundwaters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295-1305
Number of pages11
JournalRussian Geology and Geophysics
Volume55
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide waters
  • Chemical composition
  • Choigan
  • Tuva
  • Water-rock interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geophysics

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