An Investigation of the Use of Paleomagnetic Techniques in a Carbonate Terrane - The Capitan Reef Complex, Southwestern U.S.A.
Published:January 01, 1989
Gill Darke, 1989. "An Investigation of the Use of Paleomagnetic Techniques in a Carbonate Terrane - The Capitan Reef Complex, Southwestern U.S.A.", Subsurface and Outcrop Examination of the Capitan Shelf Margin, Northern Delaware Basin, Paul M. Harris, George A. Grover
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Paleomagnetic methods have been used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative data concerning the depositional and diagenetic environments of rocks from the Capitan Reef Complex (Guadalupian, Upper Permian) in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas and New Mexico, southwestern U.S.A. The natural remanent magnetism (NRM) of rocks can be dated using paleomagnetic methods. This information on absolute ages can place constraints on the timing of depositional and diagenetic events. The study of magnetic minerals in rocks can also yield qualitative data concerning the nature of the system in which those minerals developed.
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Subsurface and Outcrop Examination of the Capitan Shelf Margin, Northern Delaware Basin
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