Composition and properties of rocks and sediments from the Cape Verde fracture zone, supplement to: Pushcharovsky, Yury M; Peyve, Alexander A; Raznitsin, Yury N; et al. (1989): Stroenie zony razloma Zelenogo mysa: Tsentral'naya Atlantika (Structure of the Cape Verde Fracture Zone: Central Atlantic). Geological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Transactions, vol. 439. Moscow, Nauka Publ. (Yu.M. Pushcharovsky, Ed.), 199 pp.


The book presents results of comprehensive geological and geophysical studies, carried out in the Cape Verde fault zone in the 3-rd cruise of R/V Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov (1986). Detailed characterization of bottom relief, thickness and structure of the sedimentary cover, magnetic field, crust structure, lithology and stratigraphy of sediments, petrography and geochemistry of magmatic rocks. Conclusions about tectonic layering of the crust and upper mantle in the fault zone, and about a concurrent structural section of large mantle inhomogeneities have been done. The book is the first monographic description of a major fault structure of the ocean floor.

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Creator Peyve, Alexander A; Skolotnev, Sergey G; Lisitzina, Nadezhda A; Silantyev, Sergey A; Raznitsin, Yury N; Golovina, L A; Lyapunov, Sergey M; Shcherbakov, S A; Simonov, Vladimir A; Sokolova, Alla L; Tsukanov, Nikolay V; Zvyagintsev, L I
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Publication Year 1989
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Size 21 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-48.750W, 13.778S, -29.083E, 16.267N); Central Atlantic