A brief K-Ar age study of the IRDP borehole, Reydarfjordur, eastern Iceland

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doi: 10.1029/JB087iB08p06566
Authors:Albertsson, K. J.; Hooker, P. J.; Miller, J. A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Icel., Sci. Inst., Reykjavik, Iceland
Other:
Univ. Camb., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Iceland Research Drilling Project
Source:Journal of Geophysical Research, 87(B8), p.6566-6568; Iceland Research Drilling Project, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 13-15, 1980. Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0148-0227
Publication Date:1982
Note:In English. 20 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables
Summary:Five core samples from a depth of 182 to 1899 m were studied in order to ascertain if any geologically sensible K-Ar ages could be determined on such highly altered material. Ages were obtained ranging from 8.9 to 10.9 Ma, seemingly consistent with previous K-Ar work on correlated updip surface exposures. Serious radiogenic argon depletions or total overprinting by the hydrothermal metamorphism were not observed. [K.A.R.]
Subjects:Absolute age; Age; Basalts; Cenozoic; Cores; Dates; Geochronology; Igneous rocks; K/Ar; Lava; Miocene; Neogene; Tertiary; Volcanic rocks; Whole rock; Europe; Iceland; Western Europe; Iceland Research Drilling Project; Reydarfjordur
Coordinates:N650100 N675010 W0142100 W0142100
Abstract Numbers:83M/2338
Record ID:1982064553
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute.
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