Intermediate Field of Cryptochron C2r.2r-1 Recorded in Styrian Basalts

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  • Patrick Arneitz
  • M. Ganerød
  • Ingomar Fritz
  • Ramon Egli

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  • Universalmuseum Joanneum
  • ZAMG
  • Geological Survey of Norway


Paleodirections and -intensities were investigated for Pliocene volcanic units from Styria (Austria). Only four virtual geomagnetic poles (VGP) lie close to the geographic pole, while all others are concentrated in a narrow longitude sector oshore South America at low VGP latitudes and relatively low paleointensities were obtained. 39Ar/40Ar ages of 2 sites with low latitude VGPs agree at 2.47 0.11 Ma and allow for correlation of the Styrian transitional directions with cryptochron C2r.2r-1 of the geomagnetic polarity time scale.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15
Number of pages1
JournalCOBS Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021