Title

Enrichment and fractionation of rare earth elements in FeS- and organic-rich estuarine sediments receiving drainage from acid-sulfate soils

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Morgan, B, Rate, AW, Burton, ED & Smirk, M 2012, 'Enrichment and fractionation of rare earth elements in FeS- and organic-rich estuarine sediments receiving drainage from acid-sulfate soils', Chemical Geology, vol. 308-309, pp. 60-73.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.03.012

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

An understanding of processes controlling the behaviour of rare earth elements (REEs) within estuarine sediments is essential for the effective use of REEs as tracers of environmental conditions. This study investigates the enrichment and fractionation of REEs in sediments with abundant iron monosulfides (FeS, measured as acid-volatile sulfide, median = 156