Chemical composition of ocean phosphorites and hosted sediments, supplement to: Baturin, Gleb N (1978): Phosphorites on the Ocean Floor. Nauka Publ. (Moscow): in Russian, 232 pp

Gleb N Baturin
The book provides an overview of recent data on processes of dispersion and concentration of phosphorus in marine sedimentation. Distribution, chemical and mineral compositions, structure and age of phosphorites occurring on the floor are described. Phosphorites are one of potential mineral resources of the World Ocean. A scheme of multistage-oceanic phosphorite formation is motivated. Modern and pre-Quaternary phosphorite formations in the ocean are paralleled.
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