Testarmata, Margaret M; Gose, Wulf A (1983): Susceptibility and time-dependent magnetization of basalts at DSDP Hole 76-534A. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.809955, Supplement to: Testarmata, MM; Gose, WA (1983): The susceptibility and time-dependent magnetization of basalts from Deep Sea Drilling Project Hole 534A, Blake Plateau. In: Sheridan, RE; Gradstein, FM; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 76, 699-703, https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.76.132.1983
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Basalts from Hole 534A are among the oldest recovered from the ocean bottom, dating from the opening of the Atlantic 155 Ma. Upon exposure to a 1-Oe field for one week, these basalts acquire a viscous remanent magnetization (VRM), which ranges from 4 to 223% of their natural remanent magnetization (NRM). A magnetic field of similar magnitude is observed in the paleomagnetic lab of the Glomar Challenger, and it is therefore doubtful if accurate measurements of magnetic moment in such rocks can be made on board unless the paleomagnetic area is magnetically shielded. No correlation is observed between the Konigsberger ratio (beta), which is usually less than 3, and the ability to acquire a VRM. The VRM shows both a log t dependence and a Richter aftereffect. Both of these, but especially the log t dependence, will cause the susceptibility measurements (made by applying a magnetic field for a very short time) to be minimum values. The susceptibility and derived Q should therefore be used cautiously for magnetic anomaly interpretation, because they can cause the importance of the induced magnetization to be underestimated.
Latitude: 28.343300 * Longitude: -75.381700
Date/Time Start: 1980-10-21T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1980-10-21T00:00:00
76-534A * Latitude: 28.343300 * Longitude: -75.381700 * Date/Time: 1980-10-21T00:00:00 * Elevation: -4971.0 m * Penetration: 1666.5 m * Recovery: 612.4 m * Location: North Atlantic/BASIN * Campaign: Leg76 * Basis: Glomar Challenger * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 127 cores; 1113.1 m cored; 31.5 m drilled; 55 % recovery