S. J. Wakefield; Geochemical studies on the leaching of metalliferous sediments from the East Pacific. Journal of the Geological Society ; 137 (4): 379–380. doi: https://doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.137.4.0379
A critical investigation has shown that the results obtained by selective chemical leaching techniques are very dependent upon the experimental conditions that are employed. Using a weak acetate leach, meaningful results have been obtained in the examination of deep sea metalliferous sediments.