(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Pedogenic manganese oxide coatings (calcium buserite) on fracture surfaces in Tortonian (Upper Miocene) red mudstones, southern Turkey

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EREN M. (1) ; KADIR S. (2) ; ZUCCA C. (3) ; AKŞIT İ (4) ; KAYA Z. (5) ; KAPUR S. (5) ;
(1) Dept. of Geological Engineering, Univ., Mersin, TURQUIE
(2) Dept. of Geological Engineering, Univ., Eskisehir, TURQUIE
(3) Dept. of Agriculture, Univ., Sassari, ITALIE
(4) Erciyes Univ., Technology Research and Application Center, Kayseri, TURQUIE
(5) Çukurova Univ., Depts of Soil Science and Archaeometry, Adana, TURQUIE


Fracture surfaces of red mudstones (overbank deposits within the Kuzgun Formation of Late Miocene-Tortonian — age) are coated by thin black colored manganese oxide beneath a thin soil cover in the Mersin area of southern Turkey. These manganese oxide coatings have been investigated by a range of analytical techniques, including X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared-spectral (IR), differential thermal analysis–thermal gravimetric (DTA–TG), scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray (SEM–EDX) analyses. The coatings consist predominantly of Ca-buserite and organic matter. The results suggest a pedogenic origin for the coatings


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 116 [pp. 149-156]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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