Stratigraphy and Age of Karoo Basalts of Lesotho and Implications for Correlations Within the Karoo Igneous Province

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. J. S. Marsh1,
  2. P. R. Hooper2,
  3. John J. Rehacek2,
  4. R. A. Duncan3 and
  5. A. R. Duncan4

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0247

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

How to Cite

Marsh, J. S., Hooper, P. R., Rehacek, J. J., Duncan, R. A. and Duncan, A. R. (1997) Stratigraphy and Age of Karoo Basalts of Lesotho and Implications for Correlations Within the Karoo Igneous Province, in Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism (eds J. J. Mahoney and M. F. Coffin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM100p0247

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, Rhodes University, South Africa

  2. 2

    Department of Geology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

  3. 3

    College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  4. 4

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900827

Online ISBN: 9781118664346

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Keywords:

  • Flood basalts;
  • Volcanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of the Karoo Province

  • Sampling and Analytical Techniques

  • Overview of Stratigraphic Variations

  • The Basis for Geochemical Subdivision

  • Correlation Between Palaeomagnetic and Geochemical Stratigraphy

  • Implications for Structure and Emplacement of the Lava Sequence

  • The Age of Karoo Volcanism

  • Correlations with Other Karoo Volcanic Successions

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix