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Published July 8, 1966 | public
Journal Article

Oxygen Isotope Studies of Ivory Coast Tektites and Impactite Glass from the Bosumtwi Crater, Ghana


Oxygen isotope analyses were obtained for six Ivory Coast tektites, two samples of Bosumtwi Crater glass, and two new moldavites. The Ivory Coast tektites are 2 to 5 per mil richer in oxygen-18 than other known tektites, and they are similar in oxygen-18 content to the impactite glass from the nearby Bosumtwi Crater. These data are compatible with a terrestrial origin for the Ivory Coast tektites.

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© 1966 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 23 March 1966. We are grateful to E. C. T. Chao, H. Suess, H. Lippolt, E. Shoemaker, and C. Schnetzler for providing specimens. Supported by NSF (grant G23992) and by the Atomic Energy Commission Contract AT(04-3), CALT-427-1. Contribution No. 1400, Publications of the Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

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