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Exploring the use of mercury in reconstructing the environmental impacts of Large Igneous Provinces

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Mercury as a tracer of Large Igneous Province volcanism
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Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) represent geologically rapid emplacements of vast quantities of igneous material into/onto Earth’s crust. There is a marked correlation in the known ages of LIPs and Mesozoic extinctions and other environmental perturbations, suggesting a possible causal link between these events. However, uncertainties in matching LIP basalt ages to the stratigraphic record of Mesozoic events mean that a sedimentary tracer of volcanism would better indicate a precise coincidenc...

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NE/L501530/1
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University of Oxford

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