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[SCG56-01] Physical properties of rock samples of seafloor massive sulfide
Keywords:seafloor massive sulfide, Archie’s law, electrical conductivity, models
In this research, we measured electrical conductivity, porosity, density, natural remanent magnetization (NRM), and metal element content of rock samples. The electrical conductivity, with measurement under the various conductivity of pore water, was interpreted using the modified Archie’s law (the parallel circuit model), and the surface conductivity and formation factor were determined. For porosity and density measurement, we used the buoyancy method. For NRM, we used the superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer. The metal composition ratio was measured with the X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis.
The rock samples including relatively large amount of conductive (> 25 wt. %) could not be explained by the simple parallel circuit model since the formation factor was unrealistic. We corrected the parallel circuit model in which the surface conductivity is a function of the pore-water conductivity. As a result, a positive correlation was found between the surface conductivity and Iron abundance ratio. Positive correlation was also observed between NRM and Iron. In conclusion, the rock model can include the metal abundance as a function of excess conductivity and NRM.
Keywords: seafloor massive sulfide ; Archie’s law; electrical conductivity; models