Cremer, Michel; Maillet, Noelle; Latouche, Claude (1989): Sedimentary facies and clay mineralogy of ODP Site 105-646. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745581, Supplement to: Cremer, M et al. (1989): Analysis of sedimentary facies and clay mineralogy of the Neogene-Quaternary sediments in ODP Site 646, Labrador Sea. In: Srivastava, SP; Arthur, M; Clement, B; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 105, 71-81, https://doi.org/10.2973/odp.proc.sr.105.114.1989
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The grain-size study and analyses of bulk sediment and clay mineral composition of samples collected from the dominant lithologies recovered at ODP Site 646, located on the northern flank of the Eirik Ridge (Labrador Sea), show variations indicating that contour-following currents, linked to Norwegian Sea Overflow Water (NSOW), have controlled sedimentation since the early Pliocene. These currents were influential until the early Pleistocene, despite the onset of major ice-rafting at about 2.5 Ma. A major mineralogical change occurred during the late Miocene: a decrease in the smectite to illite and chlorite ratio and a decrease of the crystallinity of smectites. This change indicates a renewing of the source rocks, which could result from an important hydrological change at this time. This change also is depicted by grain-size data that suggest the bottom current influence should be set earlier than the Pliocene.
Latitude: 58.209300 * Longitude: -48.369100
Date/Time Start: 1985-10-03T05:45:00 * Date/Time End: 1985-10-13T21:01:00
105-646A * Latitude: 58.209300 * Longitude: -48.369100 * Date/Time Start: 1985-10-03T05:45:00 * Date/Time End: 1985-10-04T05:30:00 * Elevation: -3460.0 m * Penetration: 103.5 m * Recovery: 92.14 m * Location: Labrador Sea * Campaign: Leg105 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 11 core; 103.5 m cored; 0 m drilled; 89 % recovery
105-646B * Latitude: 58.209300 * Longitude: -48.369100 * Date/Time Start: 1985-10-04T08:45:00 * Date/Time End: 1985-10-13T21:01:00 * Elevation: -3459.0 m * Penetration: 766.7 m * Recovery: 404.25 m * Location: Labrador Sea * Campaign: Leg105 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 80 cores; 766.2 m cored; 0 m drilled; 52.8 % recovery