Kastner, Miriam; Solomon, Evan A.; Wei, Wei; Chan, Lui H.; Saether, Ola M. (2006): Chemical and isotopic compositions of pore fluids and sediments from across the Middle America Trench, offshore Costa Rica. Texas A&M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, In: Morris, Julie D., Villinger, Heinrich W., Klaus, Adam, Cardace, Dawn M., Chavagnac, Valerie M. C., Clift, Peter D., Haeckel, Matthias, Hisamitsu, Toshio, Kastner, Miriam, Pfender, Marion, Saffer, Demian M., Santelli, Cara, Schramm, Burkhard, Screaton, Elizabeth J., Solomon, Evan A., Strasser, Michael, Moe, Kyaw Thu, Vannucchi, Paola, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results; fluid flow and subduction fluxes across the Costa Rica convergent margin; implications for the seismogenic zone and subduction factory; covering Leg 205 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution; Victoria, Canada, to Balboa, Panama; Sites 1253-1255; 2 September-6 November 2002, 205, georefid:2007-025134

Pore fluid and sediment chemical and isotopic data were obtained for samples from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 205 Sites 1253, 1254, and 1255 in the Costa Rica subduction zone. The chemical and isotopic data reported here were generated in our shore-based laboratories to complement shipboard inorganic geochemical data. Li isotopic analyses were carried out by L. H. Chan at Louisiana State University (USA). The data reported herein include fluoride, bromide, rubidium, cesium, and barium concentrations; Li and Sr isotopic compositions in pore fluids; and Rb, Cs, and Ba concentrations in representative bulk sediments. The data also include new pore fluid fluoride and bromide concentrations from corresponding ODP Leg 170 Sites 1039, 1040, and 1043. O. M. Saether's Site 1039 and 1040 fluoride concentration data are shown for comparison. Basal sediment fluoride concentrations and Li and Sr isotope ratios at both Sites 1253 and 1039 show reversals that approach modern seawater values. Br/Cl ratios are, however, conservative throughout the sediment section at Sites 1039 and 1253. The observed sharp F and Br concentration maxima, Rb and K concentration minima, the most radiogenic (super 87) Sr/ (super 86) Sr ratios, and highest delta (super 7) Li values along the decollement and fracture zone (Sites 1040, 1043, 1254, and 1255) strengthen the evidence obtained during Leg 170 that a deeply sourced fluid, originating from fluid-rock reactions at approximately 150 degrees C and corresponding to between 10 and 15 km depth, is transporting solutes to the ocean. An additional interesting observation is the positive relationship between F and Ca concentrations, both at the oceanic reference sites (1039 and 1253) and particularly in the de2.collement and fracture zone at Sites 1040 and 1254. The origin of this relationship is being investigated. Fluoride, an important metal-complexing agent, is highly enriched in the deep-sourced fluid identified at Sites 1040 and 1254. Complexation with F may therefore help to explain some of the observed trace metal concentrations in arc volcanic rocks.
West: -86.1200 East: -86.1000 North: 9.4000 South: 9.3800
Expedition: 205
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