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Flower, Martin F J; Pritchard, R G; Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich; Robinson, Paul T (1983): Geochemistry of basalts near the Tamayo Fracture Zone. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Flower, MFJ et al. (1983): Geochemistry of basalts: Deep Sea Drilling Project Sites 482, 483, and 485 near the Tamayo Fracture Zone, Gulf of California. In: Lewis, BTR; Robinson, P; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 65, 559-578,

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Recent investigations of the southern Gulf of California (22°N) on Leg 65 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) allow important comparisons with drilled sections of ocean crust formed at different spreading rates. During Leg 65 the Glomar Challenger drilled seven basement holes at sites forming a transect across the ridge axis near the Tamayo Fracture Zone. An additional site was drilled on the fracture zone itself, where a small magnetic "diapir" was located. Together with the material from Site 474 (drilled during Leg 64) the cores recovered at these sites are representative of the upper basaltic and sedimentary crust formed since the initial opening of the Gulf. The pattern of magmatic accretion at the ridge axis is conditioned by the moderate to high rate of spreading (~6 cm/y.) and comparatively high sedimentation rates that now characterize the Gulf of California. In terms of spreading rate, this region is intermediate between the "superfast" East Pacific Rise axis to the south (up to 17 cm/y.) and the slow-spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge (2-4 cm/y.) both of which have been extensively studied by dredging and drilling.
Median Latitude: 22.816882 * Median Longitude: -108.315619 * South-bound Latitude: 22.748700 * West-bound Longitude: -108.748300 * North-bound Latitude: 22.883300 * East-bound Longitude: -107.903800
Date/Time Start: 1979-01-24T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1979-03-05T00:00:00
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