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Mercury Rising: New evidence that volcanism triggered the late 

Devonian extinction, Geological Society of America, May 1, 2018

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180501161805.htm

 

Volcanic Eruptions Led to Mass Extinction 370 Million Years Ago

http://www.sci-news.com/geology/volcanic-eruptions-late-devonian-mass-extinction-05967.html

 

The abstract is:

 

Grzegorz Racki, Michał Rakociński, Leszek Marynowski, 

Paul B. Wignall. Mercury enrichments and the Frasnian-

Famennian biotic crisis: A volcanic trigger proved? 

Geology, 2018; DOI: 10.1130/G40233.1

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/530692/mercury-enrichments-and-the-frasnian-famennian

 

Related papers are:

 

Courtillot, V., Kravchinsky, V.A., Quidelleur, X., Renne, P.R. 

and Gladkochub, D.P., 2010. Preliminary dating of the Viluy 

traps (Eastern Siberia): Eruption at the time of Late Devonian 

extinction events?. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 

300(3-4), pp. 239-245.

https://sites.ualberta.ca/~vadim/Publications-Kravchinsky.htm

https://sites.ualberta.ca/~vadim/Publications-Kravchinsky_files/2010-Courtillot et al - Preliminary dating of the Viluy traps.pdf

 

Kravchinsky, V.A., 2012. Paleozoic large igneous provinces of 

Northern Eurasia: correlation with mass extinction events. Global 

and Planetary Change, 86, pp. 31-36.

https://sites.ualberta.ca/~vadim/Publications-Kravchinsky.htm

https://sites.ualberta.ca/~vadim/Publications-Kravchinsky_files/2012-Kravchinsky - Paleozoic large igneous provinces of Northern Eurasia- Correlation with mass extinction events.pdf

 

Ricci, J., Quidelleur, X., Pavlov, V., Orlov, S., Shatsillo, A. and

Courtillot, V., 2013. New 40Ar/39Ar and K–Ar ages of the Viluy

traps (Eastern Siberia): further evidence for a relationship with

the Frasnian–Famennian mass extinction. Palaeogeography,

Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 386, pp. 531-540.

http://paleomag-ifz.ru/en/articles?page=1

http://www.paleomag-ifz.ru/sites/default/files/articles/ricci_et_al.pdf

 

Carmichael, S.K., Waters, J.A., Batchelor, C.J., Coleman, D.M., 

Suttner, T.J., Kido, E., Moore, L.M. and Chadimová, L., 2016. 

Climate instability and tipping points in the Late Devonian:

detection of the Hangenberg Event in an open oceanic island 

arc in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Gondwana Research, 32, 

pp. 213-231.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/270e/8f86bcc9677b802e049640d2dc8f8ab01652.pdf

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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fossilcrazy

Someone was doing some serious core sampling near the F-F boundary in Western New York. I wonder what they were checking for. 

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Oxytropidoceras

It is hard to tell. I would guess either magnetic susceptibility (MS);

carbon, zinc, strontium, sulfur, and / or uranium isotope analysis; 

elemental analysis (e.g. mercury); or some combination of these.

 

A link to a representative project that might use such cores:

 

https://www.researchgate.net/project/Multi-proxy-analysis-of-the-Frasnian-Famennian-boundary-exposed-in-western-New-York-USA

 

Some examples of such research in the literature are:

 

Haddad, E.E., Boyer, D.L., Droser, M.L., Lee, B.K., Lyons, T.W. and 

Love, G.D., 2018. Ichnofabrics and chemostratigraphy argue against 

persistent anoxia during the Upper Kellwasser Event in New York 

State. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 490, pp. 178-190.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320746678_Ichnofabrics_and_chemostratigraphy_argue_against_persistent_anoxia_during_the_Upper_Kellwasser_Event_in_New_York_State

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gordon_Love

 

Lash, G.G., 2017. A multiproxy analysis of the Frasnian-Famennian 

transition in western New York State, USA. Palaeogeography, 

 Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 473, pp.108-122.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gary_Lash

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314132085_A_multiproxy_analysis_of_the_Frasnian-Famennian_transition_in_western_New_York_State_USA

 

Pas, D., Hinnov, L., Day, J.E.J., Kodama, K., Sinnesael, M. and Liu, 

W., 2018. Cyclostratigraphic calibration of the Famennian stage 

(Late Devonian, Illinois Basin, USA). Earth and Planetary Science 

Letters, 488, pp. 102-114.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pas_Damien

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323393963_Cyclostratigraphic_calibration_of_the_Famennian_Stage_Late_Devonian_Illinois_Basin_USA

 

Yours,


Paul H.

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doushantuo

Great post ,Paul

 

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fossilcrazy

Oxytropidoceras, Thanks for the reference list. I was also checking the authors, to see if any were Post Doctoral students from a local university professor; who knows this beach and its' strata very well.

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