Fission Track Ages and Ages of Deposition of Deep-Sea Microtektites

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Science  17 Apr 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3929, pp. 359-361
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3929.359


The Australasian and Ivory Coast deep-sea microtektites have fission track ages of 0.71 and 1.09 million years, respectively. These ages are in good agreement with the ages of deposition of the microtektites determined from paleomagnetic data. Both the fission track ages and ages of deposition of the microtektites agree with the potassium/ argon and fission track ages of tektites from the respective tektite strewn fields.