Tests were run on seawater and basalt interaction at 300C and it showed that the basalt underwent alteration that removed all Mg2+ from a volume of seawater 50 times the mass of the basalt. The hydrothermal alteration caused the basalt to change to smectite-chlorite (clays), anhydrite and minor hematite. The Mg removal occurred as Mg(OH)2 and was incorporated into the secondary clay minerals formed.
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