Major element compositional variation within and between Different late Eocene Microtektite strewn fields

TitleMajor element compositional variation within and between Different late Eocene Microtektite strewn fields
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsD'Hondt, SL, Keller, G, Stallard, RF
JournalMeteoritics
Volume22
Pagination61–79
Date Published03/1987
Abstract

Major element compositional overlap exists between microspherules of different microtektite layers or strewnfields. For this reason, microspherules of similar composition cannot, a priori, be assumed to belong to the same microtektite event and those of different compositions cannot, a priori, be assumed to result from different events. Nevertheless, despite major element compositional overlap between microspherules of different strewnfields, multivariate factor analysis shows microtektites and related microspherules of three stratigraphically different late Eocene layers to follow recognizably different compositional trends.   PDF

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.1987.tb00884.x
DOI10.1111/j.1945-5100.1987.tb00884.x