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Re: Mega eruption may have wiped out [Cambrian] life
Here's the online abstract:
Linda M Glass, and David Phillips 2006. "The Kalkarindji continental
flood basalt province: A new Cambrian large igneous province in
Australia with possible links to faunal extinctions". Geology
Dann Pigdon wrote:
> Mega eruption may have wiped out life
> Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News, Monday, 26 June 2006
> Scattered rafts of black lava over northern and central Australia are
> really part of one gigantic volcanic field that appears to be one of
> oldest and largest on Earth, geologists believe.
> If so, the half billion year old eruption might be the culprit in the
> first mass animal extinction event in the history of life.
> Australian geologists used the chemical signatures of the far-flung
> basalt lava rocks and their ages to connect them to a single huge
> volcanic eruptive episode between 505 and 508 million years ago...
> Dann Pigdon
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