Remanence acquisition in red beds from the Coal Measures of central England

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.142.6.1015
Authors:Turner, P.; Vaughan, D. J.; Besly, B.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Aston, Dep. Geol. Sci., Birmingham, United Kingdom
Keele Univ., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of the Geological Society of London
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.142 ( Part 6), p.1015-1028. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 36 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables
Summary:The magnetic mineralogy, palaeomagnetism, and magnetic fabric of a Carboniferous mudstone-dominated red bed sequence and associated sandstones are described. Natural remanent magnetization (NRM) is carried by hematite both as coarse particles and as pigment; magnetite and goethite also contribute to the NRM of some mudstones, but only hematite accounts for the NRM of red sandstones. Studies were made using rock magnetic measurements, XRD and 57Fe Mossbauer spectroscopy. A primary style magnetic fabric seems related to the deposition of hematite particles in both sandstones and mudstones. The reddening is associated with areas of better drainage and is related to complex palaeosols in the mudstones which indicates that it, and the magnetization, must have occurred about the same time as the sediment deposition. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Carboniferous; Clastic rocks; Coal Measures; Goethite; Hematite; Isothermal remanent magnetization; Magnetic minerals; Magnetite; Magnetization; Mossbauer spectra; Natural remanent magnetization; Oxides; Paleomagnetism; Paleosols; Paleozoic; Red beds; Remanent magnetization; Sandstone; Sedimentary rocks; Soils; Spectra; Stratigraphy; Upper Carboniferous; Westphalian; England; Europe; Great Britain; Staffordshire England; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Central England; Etruria Formation; Magnetic fabric
Coordinates:N523000 N531500 W0013000 W0023000
Abstract Numbers:86M/2609
Record ID:1986066986
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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