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Taylor, S.R. (1964).
Abundance of chemical elements in the continental crust; a new table.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 28(8): 1,273-1,285. doi: 10.1016/0016-7037(64)90129-2.
The rare earth pattern in sedimentary rocks is nearly constant and is considered to represent the relative abundances of these elements in the continental crust. Preliminary calculations indicate that approximately equal contributions of basic and acid igneous rock patterns are required to give the observed rare earth abundance pattern in sedimentary rocks. A table of element abundances in the continental crust, calculated on the basis of a 1:1 mixture of granite and basalt abundances, is presented. Attention is drawn to differences from previous estimated.
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