Drilling in the western wall of the MARK area

Jeffrey Alan Karson, M. Cannat, D. J. Miller

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Abstract

Leg 153 is scheduled to drill rocks believed to be representative of the lower crust and upper mantle created at a slow-spreading ridge. Two sites have been selected in the MARK area (Mid-Atlantic Ridge near the Kane Transform) to achieve deep penetration into: 1) a gabbro massif, and 2) a serpentinized peridotite section along strike to the south of the gabbroic massif. Both proposed sites are along the western rift-valley wall; gabbros and serpentinized peridotites are located 10 and 35 km south of the transform, respectively. Studies at these proposed sites will address a variety of tectonic, petrological, hydrothermal, and geophysical problems that are contingent upon the penetration of long continuous cores in deep crustal to upper mantle rocks in slow-spreading lithosphere. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
JournalJOIDES Journal
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Oceanography

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Karson, J. A., Cannat, M., & Miller, D. J. (1993). Drilling in the western wall of the MARK area. JOIDES Journal, 19(3), 26-28.