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Sunday, 28 March 2010

New Paper on Permian-Triassic Extinction

New Paper on Permian-Triassic Extinction

Saturday, March 27, 2010 3:06 AM

Dear Friends,

There is a new paper about the Permian-Triassic extinction in
Chemical Geology. It is:

Brookfield, M. E., J. G. Shellnutt, L .Qi, R. Hannigan, G. M. Bhat ,
and P. B. Wignall, 2010, Platinum element group variations at
the Permo–Triassic boundary in Kashmir and British Columbia
and their significance. Chemical Geology. vol. 272, pp. 12-19.

the abstract is at:


The paper concludes that the sources of the platinum element group
anomalies found at and near the Permian-Triassic boundary

are “either contemporaneous seawater or older basaltic volcanics
associated with the sections and the PGE were precipitated by
a possible combination of development of anoxia in the oceans
and post-depositional redistribution.”

A related paper is:

Brookfield, M. E., R. J. Twitchett and C. Goodings, 2003,
Palaeoenvironments of the Permian–Triassic transition sections
in Kashmir, India. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,
Palaeoecology. vol. 198, no. 3-4, pp. 353-371.


Paul H.

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