Non-opaque iron oxides that occur in marine sediments include flakes of red haematite and grains of brown hydrated iron oxide (limonite). Opaque iron oxides include haematite, limonite, magnetite and ilmenite.


Iron Oxide Manganese Oxide Mass Gravity Body Colour Abyssal Plain 
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© Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Rothwell
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  1. 1.Institute of Oceanographic SciencesGodalmingUK

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