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Ogg, James G; Kodama, Kazuto; Wallick, Brian P (1992): Paleomagnetic of lower Cretaceous sediments from the Argo and Gascoyne Abyssal Plain. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Ogg, JG et al. (1992): Lower Cretaceous magnetostratigraphy and paleolatitudes off Northwest Australia, ODP Site 765 and DSDP Site 261, Argo Abyssal Plain, and ODP Site 766, Gascoyne Abyssal Plain. In: Gradstein, FM; Ludden, JN; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 123, 523-548,

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Lower Cretaceous sediments were sampled for magnetostratigraphy at three sites. ODP Site 765 and DSDP Site 261, in the Argo Abyssal Plain, consist primarily of brownish-red to gray claystone having hematite and magnetite carriers of characteristic magnetization. ODP Site 766, in the Gascoyne Abyssal Plain, consists mainly of dark greenish-gray volcaniclastic turbidites with magnetite as the carrier of characteristic magnetization. Progressive thermal demagnetization (Sites 765 and 261) or alternating field demagnetization (Site 766) yielded well-defined polarity zones and a set of reliable paleolatitudes.
Magnetic polarity chrons were assigned to polarity zones using biostratigraphic correlations. Late Aptian chron M"-1"r, a brief reversed-polarity chron younger than MOr, is a narrow, 40-cm feature delimited in Hole 765C. Early Aptian reversed-polarity chron MOr is also present in Hole 765C. Polarity chrons Mir through M3r were observed in the Barremian of all three sites. Valanginian and Hauterivian polarity chrons can be tentatively assigned to polarity zones only in Hole 766A.
The paleolatitude of this region remained at 35° to 37°S from the Berriasian through the Aptian. During this interval, there was approximately 16° of clockwise rotation, with the oriented sample suites of Site 765 displaying a Berriasian declination of 307° to an Aptian declination of 323°. These results are consistent with the interpolated Early Cretaceous apparent polar wander for Australia, but indicate that this region was approximately 5 infinity farther north than predicted.
Median Latitude: -16.285067 * Median Longitude: 115.307333 * South-bound Latitude: -19.932000 * West-bound Longitude: 110.454100 * North-bound Latitude: -12.947200 * East-bound Longitude: 117.892700
Date/Time Start: 1972-11-17T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1988-10-26T00:00:00
123-765C * Latitude: -15.976000 * Longitude: 117.575200 * Date/Time Start: 1988-09-11T04:25:00 * Date/Time End: 1988-09-22T10:30:00 * Elevation: -5728.0 m * Penetration: 963.9 m * Recovery: 373.35 m * Location: South Indian Ridge, South Indian Ocean * Campaign: Leg123 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 65 cores; 613.7 m cored; 0 m drilled; 60.8 % recovery
123-766A * Latitude: -19.932000 * Longitude: 110.454100 * Date/Time Start: 1988-10-19T20:45:00 * Date/Time End: 1988-10-26T00:00:00 * Elevation: -4008.0 m * Penetration: 527.2 m * Recovery: 347.49 m * Location: South Indian Ridge, South Indian Ocean * Campaign: Leg123 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 55 cores; 527.2 m cored; 0 m drilled; 65.9 % recovery
27-261 * Latitude: -12.947200 * Longitude: 117.892700 * Date/Time: 1972-11-17T00:00:00 * Elevation: -5667.0 m * Penetration: 579.5 m * Recovery: 120.5 m * Location: Indian Ocean//PLAIN * Campaign: Leg27 * Basis: Glomar Challenger * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 36 cores; 323 m cored; 9.5 m drilled; 37.3 % recovery
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