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Water–granite interaction: Clues from strontium, neodymium and rare earth elements in soil and waters

Abstract : Strontium-, Nd-, and rare-earth-element-isotope data are presented from rock, weathered rock (arene) and saprolite, sediment and soil, shallow and deep groundwater (e.g. mineral-water springs), and surface waters in the Margeride massif, located in the French Massif Central. Granitoid rock and gneiss are the main lithologies encountered in the Margeride, which corresponds to a large and 5-km-deep laccolith. Compared to bedrock, the Sr isotopes in arene, regolith, sediment and soil strongly diverge with a linear increase in the 87Sr/86Sr and Rb/Sr ratios. Neodymium isotopes fluctuate least between bedrock and the weathering products. In order to characterise the theoretical Sr isotopic signature IRf(Sr) of water interacting with granite, a dissolution model was applied, based on the hypothesis that most of the Sr comes from the dissolution of plagioclase, K-feldspar and biotite. Similar to the Sr model, an approach was developed for modelling the theoretical Nd isotopic signature IRf(Nd) of water interacting with a granite, assuming that most Nd originates from dissolution of the same minerals as those that yield Sr, plus apatite. The IRf(Sr) ratio of water after equilibration with the Sr derived from minerals was calculated for the Margeride granite and compared to values measured in surface- and groundwaters. Comparison of the results shows agreement between the calculated IRf(Sr) and the observed 87Sr/86Sr ratios. When calculating the IRf(Nd) ratio of water after equilibration with the Nd derived from minerals of the Margeride granite, the results indicated good agreement with surface-water values, whereas mineralised waters analysed within the Margeride hydrosystem could not be directly linked to weathering of the granite alone. Because the recharge area of deep groundwater is located on the Margeride massif, very deep circulation involving interaction with other rocks (e.g. shales) at depths of >5 km must be considered.
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Philippe Négrel. Water–granite interaction: Clues from strontium, neodymium and rare earth elements in soil and waters. Applied Geochemistry, Elsevier, 2006, 21 (8), pp.1432-1454. ⟨10.1016/j.apgeochem.2006.04.007⟩. ⟨hal-03752313⟩



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