International Conference on the Nature of the Oceanic Crust

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Abstract

The AGU sponsored International Conference on the Nature of the Oceanic Crust was held in La Jolla, California, December 4–6, 1975, more than 2 years after the first general meeting on rocks recovered by the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP). A summary of the first meeting (‘Deep Sea Drilling Project: Properties of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks of the Oceanic Crust’) appeared in the November 1973 EOS. Because at that time (through leg 31 of DSDP) only shallow (<100 m) penetrations had been achieved, few generalizations on the nature of the oceanic crust could be made on the basis of results presented at the first conference. However, it was evident that a diversity of basaltic rocks had been recovered during the first 31 legs of DSDP and that altered tholeiitic basalt was the dominant rock type cored.

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