Glassy Objects (Microtektites?) from Deep-Sea Sediments near the Ivory Coast

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Science  30 Aug 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3844, pp. 891-893
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3844.891


Glassy objects of spherical, oval, dumbbell, teardrop, and irregular shapes have been found in a deep-sea sediment core taken off the Ivory Coast. They occur in a layer of sediment that was apparently deposited about 800,000 years ago. Their geographic location, appearance, and physical properties suggest that they are microtektites and that they are related to the tektite-strewn field of the Ivory Coast.

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