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Study of melt and a clast of 546 Ma magmatic arc rocks in the 65 Ma Chicxulub bolide breccia, northern Maya block, Mexico: western limit of Ediacaran arc peripheral to northern Gondwana

Keppie, J. Duncan; Dostal, Jaroslav; Norman, Marc; Urrutia-Fucugauchi, Jamie; Grajales-Nishimura, Manuel


The basement of the Maya block of eastern Mexico is generally covered by Mesozoic and Cenozoic platformal carbonate rocks. However, the 65.5 Ma Chicxulub meteorite impact in the northern Yucatan Peninsula excavated deep into the crust and brought crystalline basement fragments into the impact breccias. Common Pb isotopic data from impact melt and a granitic clast from drill core (Y6) are highly radiogenic, consistent with the Archaean derivation. A granodiorite clast in this breccia from drill...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Geology Review
DOI: 10.1080/00206810903545527


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