Age of the upper volcaniclastic debris flow at Site 747: a special study

M. P. Aubry, W. A. Berggren

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A detailed study of the Paleogene sediments recovered from Holes 747A and 747C has been conducted in order to date precisely the volcaniclastic deposits in Cores 120-747A-20X and 120-747C-3R and to provide a biostratigraphic framework for the apparently condensed, bioturbated interval of lower Paleocene-lower Eocene chalks observed in Holes 747A and 747C. This study has been made with the aim of providing data on the reconstruction of the Late Cretaceous-early Cenozoic geotectonic history of the Northern Kerguelen Plateau. A series of closely spaced samples has been taken throughout the section. Samples were also taken from suspected burrows in order to compare their nannofossil assemblages with those of the enclosing matrix, and from intraclasts. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-69
Number of pages13
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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