Burns, Stephen J; Baker, Paul A; Elderfield, Henry (1992): Chemical and Sr isotopic compositions and timing of carbonate mineral precipitation, ODP Leg 115. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.711822, Supplement to: Burns, SJ et al. (1992): Timing of carbonate mineral precipitation and fluid flow in sea-floor basalts, northwest Indian Ocean. Geology, 20(3), 255-258, https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1992)020%3C0255:TOCMPA%3E2.3.CO;2
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The strontium isotope ratios of authigenic carbonates from Indian Ocean sea-floor basalts have been used to determine the timing of carbonate mineral precipitation and fluid flow. The samples include calcites from 57.2 Ma crust from Ocean Drilling Project (ODP) Site 715, and calcites, aragonites, and siderites from 63.7 Ma crust from ODP Site 707. At Site 715, calcite precipitation may have begun at any time after the basalts cooled, and it continued until approximately 31 Ma, or 26 m.y. after basalt eruption. At Site 707, aragonite and siderite did not begin to precipitate until about 36 Ma, almost 30 m.y. after basalt eruption, and continued to precipitate until at least 30 and 28 Ma, respectively. Calcite precipitation began at approximately 32 Ma and continued until 22 Ma. These ages suggest that vein mineral deposition and low-temperature fluid circulation in the ocean crust may continue for much longer periods of time than previously observed.
Median Latitude: -1.231900 * Median Longitude: 66.424050 * South-bound Latitude: -7.545300 * West-bound Longitude: 59.016800 * North-bound Latitude: 5.081500 * East-bound Longitude: 73.831300
Date/Time Start: 1987-05-27T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1987-06-28T00:00:00
115-707 * Latitude: -7.545300 * Longitude: 59.016800 * Date/Time Start: 1987-05-27T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1987-06-02T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1552.3 m * Penetration: 781.4 m * Recovery: 347.9 m * Location: South Indian Ridge, South Indian Ocean * Campaign: Leg115 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 64 cores; 597.6 m cored; 0 m drilled; 58.2% recovery
115-715 * Latitude: 5.081500 * Longitude: 73.831300 * Date/Time Start: 1987-06-24T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1987-06-28T00:00:00 * Elevation: -2273.0 m * Penetration: 287.8 m * Recovery: 137.6 m * Location: Lakshadweep Sea * Campaign: Leg115 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 31 cores; 287.8 m cored; 0 m drilled; 47.8% recovery