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Université de Fribourg

Origin and age of carbonate clasts from the Lusi eruption, Java, Indonesia

Samankassou, Elias ; Mazzini, Adriano ; Chiaradia, Massimo ; Spezzaferri, Silvia ; Moscariello, Andrea ; Couto, Damien Do

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2018, vol. 90, p. 138–148

Deep stratigraphic constrains below the Indonesian Lusi mud eruption are currently lacking due to the absence of deep wells and good quality seismic data. A collection of carbonate clasts has been sampled from the Lusi site, active since its birth in 2006. These specimens are part of a large variety of lithotypes erupted from the main crater. The carbonates analysed comprise scleractinian...

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Barium isotope fractionation during experimental formation of the double carbonate BaMn[CO₃]₂ at ambient temperature

Böttcher, Michael E. ; Geprägs, Patrizia ; Neubert, Nadja ; Allmen, Katja von ; Pretet, Chloé ; Samankassou, Elias ; Nägler, Thomas F.

In: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 2012, p. -

In this study, we present the first experimental results for stable barium (Ba) isotope (¹³⁷Ba/¹³⁴Ba) fractionation during low-temperature formation of the anhydrous double carbonate BaMn[CO₃]₂. This investigation is part of an ongoing work on Ba fractionation in the natural barium cycle. Precipitation at a temperature of 21±1°C leads to an enrichment of the lighter Ba isotope...

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Carbonate mounds in shallow and deep time

Henriet, J.-P. ; Spezzaferri, Silvia ; Samankassou, Elias ; Foubert, A. ; Rooij, D. Van ; Rüggeberg, A.

In: Marine Geology, 2011, vol. 282, no. 1-2, p. 1-4

Special Issue on COld-water CArbonate Reservoir systems in Deep Environments - COCARDEOver a decade of research on recent cold-water coral mounds in various oceans has set the stage for comparative studies between recent and ancient carbonate mound systems, with the aim to unravel generic processes and reveal the “red thread” in a fundamental strategy of Life building Geology — a strategy...

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Barium isotope fractionation in the global barium cycle: First evidence from barium minerals and precipitation experiments

Allmen, Katja von ; Böttcher, Michael E. ; Samankassou, Elias ; Nägler, Thomas F.

In: Chemical Geology, 2010, vol. 277, no. 1-2, p. 70-77

In this study, we present first results from an ongoing investigation on the stable barium (Ba) isotope fractionation in the natural barium cycle. Stable Ba isotope signatures of international IAEA reference materials (synthetic barium sulfate, IAEA-SO-5, -6, and barium carbonate, IAEA-CO-9), natural Ba minerals and experimental Ba precipitates have been analyzed as a first approach to evaluate...

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Microfacies and depositional setting of the Upper Triassic mid-oceanic atoll-type carbonates of the Sambosan Accretionary Complex (southern Kyushu, Japan)

Chablais, Jérôme ; Martini, Rossana ; Samankassou, Elias ; Onoue, Tetsuji ; Sano, Hiroyoshi

In: Facies, 2010, vol. 56, no. 2, p. 249-278

The Upper Triassic shallow-water limestones of the Sambosan Accretionary Complex are reconstructed as a remnant of a mid-oceanic atoll-type build-up upon a seamount in the Panthalassan Ocean. The Sambosan atoll-type carbonates and its pedestal were accreted along with deep-water ribbon-chert and related siliceous rocks to the eastern margin of Asia during the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous....

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Stable isotope profiles (Ca, O, C) through modern brachiopod shells of T. septentrionalis and G. vitreus: Implications for calcium isotope paleo-ocean chemistry

Allmen, Katja von ; Nägler, Thomas F. ; Pettke, Thomas ; Hippler, Dorothee ; Griesshaber, Erika ; Logan, Alan ; Eisenhauer, Anton ; Samankassou, Elias

In: Chemical Geology, 2010, vol. 269, no. 3-4, p. 210-219

Brachiopod shells are widely used as an archive to reconstruct elemental and isotopic composition of seawater. Studies, focused on oxygen and carbon isotopes over the last decades, are increasingly extending to the emerging calcium isotope system. To date, only little attention has been paid to test the reliability of fossil brachiopods on their modern counterparts.In this context, the present...