Organic extracts from JOIDES cores off northeastern Florida

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Author(s): Bray, E. E.; Evans, E. D.
Volume Title: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
Source: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, No.P0581-C, p.C1-C7. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 1044-9612 CODEN: XGPPA9
Note: In English; illus., tables
Summary: Extracts of samples from cores of Tertiary strata at six sites off the Atlantic coast of northern Florida and across the Blake Plateau contained very meager quantities of hydrocarbons and other soluble organic material. Eleven samples forming a group with the least carbonate content from the shelf and continental slope were available for hydrocarbon analyses. In five of these samples from depths less than 25 m below the ocean floor, the smaller molecular sizes, ranging from C12 to C20 averaged 22.1 percent of the saturated hydrocarbons (C12-C30), whereas in the remaining six samples from greater depths, this fraction averaged 36.5 percent.
Year of Publication: 1969
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; Atlantic Ocean; Blake Plateau; Cenozoic; Cores; Florida; Hydrocarbons; JOIDES; North Atlantic; Organic compounds; Organic materials; Tertiary; USGS; United States
Record ID: 1969032465
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States

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