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Platinum group element abundances in the upper continental crust revisited - New constraints from analyses of Chinese loess

Park, Jung-Woo; Hu, Zhaochu; Gao, Shan; Campbell, Ian; Gong, Hujun


Platinum group element (PGE) abundances in the upper continental crust (UCC) are poorly constrained with published values varying by up to an order of magnitude. We evaluated the validity of using loess to estimate PGE abundances in the UCC by measuring these elements in seven Chinese loess samples using a precise method that combines NiS fire assay with isotope dilution. Major and trace elements of the Chinese loess show a typical upper crustal composition and PGE abundances are consistent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.06.026


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