Accession Number : AD0850463

Title :   Visual Observations of Manganese Deposits on the Blake Plateau.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Hawkins, Larry K.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Visual observations of manganese deposits on the Blake Plateau indicate that the occurrence of manganese as nodules, slabs or pavement may be related to localized environmental conditions. Manganese is concentrated at the crests of sand waves, and in areas of gentle slope grades locally from nodules to solid pavement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANGANESE, OCEAN BOTTOM), SAND, DEPOSITS, SEDIMENTATION, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, PHOSPHATES, OXIDES, OCEAN CURRENTS, INSTRUMENTATION, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, VISUAL INSPECTION, GULF STREAM.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE