Title

The Cote-d'Ivoire-Ghana transform margin: preliminary results from ODP leg 159, January-February 1995

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

Leg ODP 159, devoted to the analysis of the Cote-d'Ivoire-Ghana transform margin, has resulted in 13 drill holes in four distinct sites. The sites have documented a sedimentary cover ranging in age from Late Albian to Pleistocene. The cored sediments have recorded the main evolutionary events which participated in the margin construction. Synrift to syntransform siliciclastic sediments were deposited during transform rifting and bear evidence of both extensional and wrench tectonics. Shallow water deposits show an episode of marginal ridge uplift. Final subsequent margin cooling subsidence is also well recorded within the margin cover. -English summary

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Comptes Rendus - Academie des Sciences, Serie II: Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes

First Page

737

Last Page

747

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