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Re: K, not C (was Re: Impact iridium (how much was there?))



In a message dated 98-05-08 08:16:32 EDT, th81@umail.umd.edu writes:

<< "K" is the formal symbol for the Cretaceous >>

Comes from German Kreide, meaning "chalk," the German name for the Cretaceous
(Latin for "chalky") period.