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Chronometry and formation pathways of gypsum using Electron Spin Resonance and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Nagar, Y.C.; Sastry, M.D.; Bhushan, B; Kumar, A.; Mishra, K.P.; Shastri, A; Deo, M.N.; Kocurek, G.; Magee, John; Wadhawan, S.K.; Juyal, N.; Pandian, M.S.; Shukla, A.D.; Singhvi, A.K.


Gypsum is an authigenic precipitate that forms under periods of accentuated aridity and occurs widely in arid zones. However its use in quantitative paleoclimatology has been limited due to the absence of a method to determine the timing of its formation. We present here the results of a feasibility study that demonstrates that the timing of the formation event of gypsum can be estimated using Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) analysis. We used well documented samples from White Sands in New...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2010.05.001


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