Lithophile Elements

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Lithophile Elements

 

chemical elements of rock. They include 55 elements of the periodic system: O, Si, Al, Ti, B, C, all the alkali and alkaline-earth metals, the halogens, and many of the rare elements. The lithophile elements make up about 93 percent of the mass of the entire crust of the earth and about 97 percent of the salt content of the ocean waters—products of rock weathering dissolved in water. According to the classification of the Soviet geochemist A. P. Vinogradov, all the atmophile elements are also included among the lithophile elements.

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Normal mid oceanic ridge basalts (NMORB)-normalized plots of dolerites, olivine dolerites and lamprophyres show higher enrichments of large ion lithophile elements (LILEs) relative to high field strength elements (HFSEs) and marked positive anomalies on Nb which confirm their origins from an enriched mantle source.
The contents of large ion lithophile elements (LILE) Rb, Sr, Cs, and Ba are markedly lower than those in the Earth's crust (Wedepohl, 1995).
This fact is probably determined by soil particles transportation (in relation to lithophile elements), as well as the transfer of aerosols from Baikal lake, the waters of which contain high concentrations of Ca, Na, Mg, K, Si, and P.
The lithophile elements (Ca) and a number of chalcophile elements (e.g., Cu, Zn, Ag, and Cd) exhibit moderate correlations between each other (Figure 4(a)), thus suggesting that they share the same source.
An exception is a group of closely correlated lithophile elements, most specifically Al, Si, Ti, K, Rb, and Zr (less closely correlated Mg, Zn, Cu).
2 show increasing ionic potential from left to right, with K, Na, Rb, Ba, and Sr representing the large ion lithophile elements (LILE: Z/r < 2), and La-Yb the mostly trivalent lanthanoid (rare earth) elements (which can be grouped with Y which behaves like Yb).
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