Reconnaissance potassium-argon geochronology of the Suregei-Asille District, northern Kenya

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Authors:Fitch, F. J.; Hooker, P. J.; Miller, J. A.; Mitchell, J. G.; Watkins, R. T.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Birkbeck Coll., Dep. Geol., London, United Kingdom
Univ. Cambridge, Dep. Earth Sci., United Kingdom
Univ. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sch. Phys., United Kingdom
Univ. St. Andrews, Dep. Geol., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Geological Magazine
Source:Geological Magazine, 122(6), p.609-622. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7568
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 25 refs.; illus. incl. 4 tables, sketch map
Summary:Samples of basalt lavas and pantelleritic ignimbrites provide a chronology for the 1900 m thick Cainozoic succession. Rocks of the Asille group range in age from late Oligocene to late Miocene. Data for the basalt samples indicate three periods of enhanced volcanism centred around 27, 17 and 11.5 m.y. Tholeiitic flood lavas of the Gombe group are of Pliocene age, 4.85-3.85 m.y. [C.H.D.]
Subjects:Absolute age; Ar-40/Ar-39; Argon; Cenozoic; Dates; Geochronology; Isotopes; K/Ar; Lava; Neogene; Noble gases; Pliocene; Radioactive isotopes; Stable isotopes; Tertiary; Africa; East Africa; East African Lakes; Kenya; Lake Turkana; Gombe Group; Northern Kenya; Suregei-Asille District
Abstract Numbers:86M/1219
Record ID:1987037177
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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