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During the past year we have been measuring trace element abundances and searching for anomalously high iridium (Ir) concentrations in continental sedimentary rocks that span the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in the Raton and San Juan Basins of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Using neutron activation and radiochemical separations, we have identified anomalous concentrations of Ir in samples from two sites in the Raton Basin: in a drill core at York Canyon, about 50 km west of Raton, New Mexico, and in a road cut near the city of Raton. In both cases the anomaly occurs essentially at the base of...

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