(Table T1) Magnetic properties of MORB from ODP Leg 187 sites

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(Table T1) Magnetic properties of MORB from ODP Leg 187 sites

DOI: 10.1594/pangaea.780754
  • Drilling
  • Hysteresis
  • Relative
  • Depth
  • Sample Comment
  • Susceptibility
  • Joides Resolution
  • Ocean Drilling Program
  • Odp
  • Odp Sample Designation
  • Sample Code/Label
  • Sample Id
  • Volume
  • Indian Ocean
  • Intensity
  • Curie Temperature
  • Magnetometer
  • Nrm
  • Per Unit Volume
  • Spinner (Smd-88)
  • 187-1163A
  • Leg187
  • 187-1152A
  • 187-1152B
  • 187-1153A
  • 187-1154A
  • 187-1155B
  • 187-1156A
  • 187-1156B
  • 187-1157A
  • 187-1157B
  • 187-1158B
  • 187-1159A
  • 187-1160B
  • 187-1161A
  • 187-1164B
  • 187-1155A
  • 187-1158A
  • 187-1158C
  • 187-1160A
  • 187-1161B
  • 187-1162A
  • 187-1162B
  • 187-1164A
  • Bartington Ms2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter
  • Coercive Force
  • Coercivity Of Remanence
  • Coercivity Of Remanence/Coercive Force
  • Mrs/Ms
  • Saturation Magnetization
  • Saturation Remanence


The core samples of mid-ocean-ridge basalts (including Indian and Pacific type) recovered from the Southeast Indian Ridge (SEIR) area near the Australian Antarctic Discordance during Ocean Drilling Program Leg 187 were studied using rock magnetism, mineralogy, and petrography methods. On the basis of thermomagnetic analyses and low-temperature magnetometry, the dominant magnetic carrier in most of the basalt samples (pillow basalts) is characterized as titanomaghemite, which presumably formed by low-temperature oxidation of primary titanomagnetite. Some samples from unaltered massive basalts contain nearly unoxidized titanomagnetite as the main magnetic mineral. A metadiabase sample showing greenschist facies metamorphism contains magnetic minerals dominated by magnetite. The pillow basalts contain titanomaghemite ranging from stable single-domain to pseudosingle-domain (PSD) grains, and the majority are characterized by a single stable component of remanence. The massive basalts show hysteresis features of larger PSD grains and contain a very low coercivity remanence. The values of natural remanent magnetization (NRM) of the samples in this SEIR area are on the same order as those of other oceanic ridge basalts. They show a general decreasing trend of NRM with increasing crust age. However, the values of NRM show no correlation either with the tectonic zonations (Zone A vs. Zone B) or with the mantle provinces (Pacific vs. Indian types).

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