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New Paleomagnetic Constraints on the Position of Central Bohemia During Early Ordovician Times

Tait, J., V. Bachtadse, and H.C. Soffel (1994), New Paleomagnetic Constraints on the Position of Central Bohemia During Early Ordovician Times, Geophysical Journal International, 116(1), 131-140.

Abstract
Apparently conflicting data within the palaeomagnetic database suggest that Bohemia was at much shallower palaeolatitudes than the Armorican and Iberian massifs in Ordovician times. In order to resolve this controversy a palaeomagnetic study of Arenig and Llanvirn volcanic and sedimentary rocks from the Barrandian Basin, Central Bohemia has been carried out. This basin comprises a sequence of unmetamorphosed Lower Palaeozoic rocks, the main folding of which occurred in Late Devonian to Early Carboniferous times. The samples collected (17 sites, 153 samples) were subjected to stepwise thermal and alternating field treatment. Eleven sites yielded reliable magnetic directions, with analysis of the results using standard principal component and great circle analyses. Up to three directions of magnetization can be identified in these rocks. The first, termed A, is generally removed below 200 degrees C, although in some cases it persists up to 450 degrees C in the volcanic rocks. It is approximately parallel to the present-day Earth's magnetic field in the study area (Dec/Inc 360 degrees/67 degrees) and is thus thought to be of recent origin. The second direction identified, termed B, is isolated at intermediate blocking temperatures (150-350 degrees C), and yields an overall in situ mean direction of 195 degrees/8 degrees, k = 22.3, alpha(95) = 13.1 degrees (seven sites). These directions fail the fold test of McFadden (1990), and correspond to a palaeopole position of 34 degrees S; 356 degrees E. This coincides with the Late Carboniferous sector of the European apparent polar wander path, and thus the B direction is interpreted as being a secondary overprint of this age. The highest blocking temperature direction, termed C, is identified at temperatures between 350 degrees and 450-600 degrees C. It passes the fold test, resulting in an overall mean direction of 312 degrees/83 degrees, k = 21.9, alpha(95) = 14. 6 degrees (six sites) after bedding correction. This direction is interpreted as being representative of the Early Ordovician palaeomagnetic field direction in the Bohemian Massif and yields a palaeopole position of 58 degrees N; 355 degrees E. This translates into palaeolatitudes of 76 degrees S for Bohemia, thus demonstrating that the Bohemian Massif was at similar peri-polar latitudes to the rest of Armorica during Early Mid-Ordovician times, and formed part of the northern margin of Gondwana.
BibTeX
@article{id239,
  author = {J. Tait and V. Bachtadse and H.C. Soffel},
  journal = {Geophysical Journal International},
  number = {1},
  pages = {131-140},
  title = {{New Paleomagnetic Constraints on the Position of Central Bohemia During Early Ordovician Times}},
  volume = {116},
  year = {1994},
  language = {en},
}
EndNote
%0 Journal Article
%A Tait, J.
%A Bachtadse, V.
%A Soffel,  H.C.
%D 1994
%N 1
%V 116
%J Geophysical Journal International
%P 131-140
%T New Paleomagnetic Constraints on the Position of Central Bohemia During Early Ordovician Times
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