Barton, Charles E; Bloemendal, Jan (1986): Paleomagnetic of DSDP Leg 90. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.726884, Supplement to: Barton, CE; Bloemendal, J (1986): Paleomagnetism of sediments collected during Leg 90, Southwest Pacific. In: Kennett, JP; von der Borch, CC; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Washington (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 90, 1273-1316, https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.90.136.1986
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Sediments recovered during Leg 90 (Sites 587-594, plus Site 586 cored during Leg 89) are, in general, extremely weakly magnetized carbonate oozes and chalks with NRM intensities seldom greater than 0.05 µG. The quality of the paleomagnetic records deteriorates with increasing depth caused by the combined effects of removal of primary magnetic oxides by sulfate reduction processes and the dispersal of magnetic grains during compaction.
Magnetic reversal sequences are generally recognizable back to the Gilbert, 3.4 to 5.35 m.y., except at equatorial Site 586 where only the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary could be identified. Longer reversal records were obtained at Site 588 (to Chron 13, about 13 m.y.) and Site 594 (base of Chron 5, about 5.9 m.y.).
Sediments are characterized by extremely high calcium carbonate contents (90-100%) with almost no biosiliceous components. Blebs and streaks of pyrite are common, and the presence of iron sulfides with poor magnetic stabilities is suspected, although not yet positively identified. Viscous components of magnetization are common, sometimes to the extent of dominating the primary remanence, and there is evidence to suggest that a magnetic remanence is imparted during core recovery. Siliceous carbonate oozes provide better paleomagnetic records than pure carbonate oozes.
Median Latitude: -32.956964 * Median Longitude: 164.904500 * South-bound Latitude: -45.523500 * West-bound Longitude: 161.226700 * North-bound Latitude: -21.184700 * East-bound Longitude: 174.948000
Date/Time Start: 1982-12-03T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1983-01-03T00:00:00
90-587 * Latitude: -21.184700 * Longitude: 161.333200 * Date/Time: 1982-12-03T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1101.0 m * Penetration: 147 m * Recovery: 89 m * Location: South Pacific/Coral Sea/BANK * Campaign: Leg90 * Basis: Glomar Challenger * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 13 cores; 108.6 m cored; 38.4 m drilled; 82 % recovery
90-588 * Latitude: -26.111700 * Longitude: 161.226700 * Date/Time: 1982-12-06T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1533.0 m * Penetration: 245.6 m * Recovery: 220.8 m * Location: South Pacific/Tasman Sea/CONT RISE * Campaign: Leg90 * Basis: Glomar Challenger * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 24 cores; 226.4 m cored; 19.2 m drilled; 97.5 % recovery
90-588A * Latitude: -26.111700 * Longitude: 161.226700 * Date/Time: 1982-12-06T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1533.0 m * Penetration: 344.4 m * Recovery: 84.3 m * Location: South Pacific/Tasman Sea/CONT RISE * Campaign: Leg90 * Basis: Glomar Challenger * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 18 cores; 103.8 m cored; 0 m drilled; 81.2 % recovery