Ivory Coast microtektite strewn field; description and relation to the Jaramillo geomagnetic event

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doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(91)90054-L
Author(s): Glass, B. P.; Kent, Dennis V.; Schneider, David A.; Tauxe, L.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Univ. Del., Dep. Geol., Newark, DE, United States
Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs., United States
Univ. Calif. at San Diego, United States
Volume Title: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 107(1), p.182-196. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0012-821X CODEN: EPSLA2
Note: In English. Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs., Contrib. No. 4811. 59 refs.; illus. incl. 6 tables
Summary: This strewn field seems to be restricted to between 9 degrees N and 12 degrees S, the concentration of microtektites increasing towards the Bosumtwi crater which is thought to be source of the Ivory Coast tektites. Study of the evidence suggests that the impact responsible for the Ivory Coast tektites and microtektites could not be causally related to the geomagnetic reversal at the base of the Jaramillo subchron.
Year of Publication: 1991
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 03 Geochronology; 05 Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic; 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Absolute age; Atlantic Ocean; Biozones; Cenozoic; Cores; Distribution; Equatorial Atlantic; Foraminifera; Geochronology; Globorotalia menardii Zone; Impacts; Invertebrata; Jaramillo Subchron; Leg 108; Lower Pleistocene; Marine sediments; Microfossils; Microtektites; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleomagnetism; Pleistocene; Protista; Quaternary; Reversals; Sediments; Stratigraphy; Strewn fields; Tektites
Coordinates: S012325 N211954 W0114421 W0231630
Record ID: 1992001399
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