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Calcium Carbonate Nucleation in an Alkaline Lake Surface Water, Pyramid Lake, Nevada, USA

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2012

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Reddy, Michael, and Hoch, Anthony, 2012, Calcium Carbonate Nucleation in an Alkaline Lake Surface Water, Pyramid Lake, Nevada, USA: Aquatic Geochemistry, v. 18, iss. 2, p. 95-113.

Summary

Calcium concentration and calcite supersaturation (Ω) needed for calcium carbonate nucleation and crystal growth in Pyramid Lake (PL) surface water were determined during August of 1997, 2000, and 2001. PL surface water has Ω values of 10–16. Notwithstanding high Ω, calcium carbonate growth did not occur on aragonite single crystals suspended PL surface water for several months. However, calcium solution addition to PL surface-water samples caused reproducible calcium carbonate mineral nucleation and crystal growth. Mean PL surface-water calcium concentration at nucleation was 2.33 mM ( n = 10), a value about nine times higher than the ambient PL surface-water calcium concentration (0.26 mM); mean Ω at nucleation (109 with a standard [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 13:51:43 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Aqueous crystal growth and dissolution kinetics of earth surface minerals.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336d">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336d</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s10498-011-9150-3

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