Late Eocene Impact Microspherules: Stratigraphy, age and Geochemistry

TitleLate Eocene Impact Microspherules: Stratigraphy, age and Geochemistry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsKeller, G, D'Hondt, SL, Orth, CJ, Gilmore, JS, Oliver, PQ, Shoemaker, EM, Molina, E
JournalMeteoritics
Volume22
Pagination25–60
Date Published03/1987
Abstract

Recent discoveries of microtektite and related crystal bearing microspherule layers in deep-sea sediments of the west equatorial Pacific DSDP Sites 292, 315A and 462, off-shore New Jersey in Site 612 and in southern Spain have confirmed the presence of at least three microspherule layers in Late Eocene sediments. Moreover, these discoveries have extended the North American strewn field from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico region to the northwest Atlantic, and have established a third strewn field in western equatorial Pacific and Indian Ocean which may extend to the Mediterranean.   PDF

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.1987.tb00883.x
DOI10.1111/j.1945-5100.1987.tb00883.x