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Inconsistent magnetic polarities in magnetite- and greigite-bearing sediments: Understanding complex magnetizations in the late Messinian in the Adana Basin (southern Turkey)

Lucifora, Stella; Cifelli, Francesca; Mattei, Massimo; Sagnotti, Leonardo; Cosentino, Domenico; Roberts, Andrew


We present paleomagnetic, rock magnetic and scanning electron microscope data from three upper Messinian stratigraphic sections from the Adana Basin (southern Turkey). The collected samples are from fine-grained units, which were deposited during the Messinian Salinity Crisis (within subchron C3r). Paleomagnetic results reveal an inconsistent polarity record, related to a mixture of magnetite and greigite that hinders determination of a reliable magnetostratigraphy. Three classes of samples are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004248
Access Rights: Open Access


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