Some features of the migration of microcomponents in neutral waters of the supergene zone

S. L. Shvartsev, P. A. Udodov, N. M. Rasskazov

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    The development of the hydrogeochemical method of prospecting in the last two decades had led to the accumulation of a large amount of factual material on the distribution of many chemical elements in subsurface waters of different origin. It appeared that there exist in the supergene zone two opposite poles, upon approach to which the mobility of elements in waters markedly increases: one of these is acid waters, the other is alkaline waters (Krainov, 1971). Neutral waters, which occupy an intermediate position, are the least favorable medium for the migration of the majority of microcomponents, which in these conditions are subject to processes of hydrolysis. However, a number of geochemical processes in the supergene zone do, in fact, take place in media which are close to neutral. In this connection, the question of the migration abilities of microcomponents in neutral or close to neutral waters is of great interest.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)433-439
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Geochemical Exploration
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1975


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economic Geology
    • Geochemistry and Petrology

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