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Weathering geochemistry and Sr-Nd fingerprints of equatorial upper Nile and Congo muds

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  • Eduardo Garzanti
  • Marta Padoan
  • Massimo Setti
  • Yani Najman
  • Luigi Peruta
  • Igor M. Villa
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Issue number2
Number of pages25
Pages (from-to)292-316
Early online date21/02/13
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This study investigates processes of sediment generation in equatorial central Africa. An original, complete and integrated mineralogical-geochemical database on silt-sized sediments derived from different parent rocks (basalt, granite, gneiss, metapsammite, sandstone) along the East African Rift from 5°S in Tanzania to 5°N in Sudan is presented and used to assess the incidence of diverse factors controlling sediment composition (source-rock lithology, geomorphology, hydraulic sorting, grain size, recycling), with particular emphasis on chemical weathering.

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