The early Toarcian is globally characterized by a concomitance of extensional tectonics, volcanism, greenhouse conditions, marine transgression, mass extinction and increase in the total organic carbon, generally resulting in an organic rich facies known as the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (T-OAE). These events have been related to the eruption of the Karoo-Ferrar igneous province. We characterize the time interval encompassing the T-OAE in the Marne del Serrone section (Northern Apennines, Italy). This 62-m-thick section is characterized by micritic limestones, red-green marls and by 50-cm-thick black shale and massive slumps in its bottom part. The age of the section has been constrained trough magnetostratigraphy and ammonite biostratigraphy in the Spinatum to Variabilis biozones. Non-oriented samples were collected at 5-to-10-cm sampling space and analyzed in order to detect variations in the magnetic minerals content. Rock magnetic investigations comprise mass-normalized NRM and magnetic susceptibility (MS), isothermal remanent magnetization (IRM) at room temperature, and thermal demagnetization of a three-component IRM. The section is magnetic-wise characterized by an alternate predominance of two end-members: magnetite and hematite. Higher SIRM coupled with lower S-ratio documented in red levels and nodular grey-reddish marl indicates higher presence of hematite, suggesting a detrital input. Instead, the black shale is characterized by a comparably high amount of magnetite. Here, the absence of hematite suggests the lack of continental influx. The cyclicity of rock magnetic parameters S-ratio and MS record was studied as a proxy for changes in productivity due to fluctuations in hematite of detrital origin. The latter reflects the expression of orbital modulation on the lithological alternations found in the upper part of the section (Bifrons biozone). The analysis allowed quantifying the timing and duration of the environmental change triggered by the Karoo-Ferrar event, which in the Marne del Serrone section is mirrored by a rapid increase in the SIRM starting in the "Posidonia Beds" and reaches its acme few meters above the anoxic level. The decrease in the magnetization of saturation is gradual after the event and characterized by peaks in the magnetization intensity.

Rock magnetic record of the Karoo-Ferrar effect on sediments: Timing and duration of the environmental change (Monte Serrone section, Northern Apennines, Italy) / S. Satolli, G. Muttoni, A. Di Cencio, L. Lanci. ((Intervento presentato al convegno American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting tenutosi a New Orleans nel 2017.

Rock magnetic record of the Karoo-Ferrar effect on sediments: Timing and duration of the environmental change (Monte Serrone section, Northern Apennines, Italy)

G. Muttoni;
2017

Abstract

The early Toarcian is globally characterized by a concomitance of extensional tectonics, volcanism, greenhouse conditions, marine transgression, mass extinction and increase in the total organic carbon, generally resulting in an organic rich facies known as the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (T-OAE). These events have been related to the eruption of the Karoo-Ferrar igneous province. We characterize the time interval encompassing the T-OAE in the Marne del Serrone section (Northern Apennines, Italy). This 62-m-thick section is characterized by micritic limestones, red-green marls and by 50-cm-thick black shale and massive slumps in its bottom part. The age of the section has been constrained trough magnetostratigraphy and ammonite biostratigraphy in the Spinatum to Variabilis biozones. Non-oriented samples were collected at 5-to-10-cm sampling space and analyzed in order to detect variations in the magnetic minerals content. Rock magnetic investigations comprise mass-normalized NRM and magnetic susceptibility (MS), isothermal remanent magnetization (IRM) at room temperature, and thermal demagnetization of a three-component IRM. The section is magnetic-wise characterized by an alternate predominance of two end-members: magnetite and hematite. Higher SIRM coupled with lower S-ratio documented in red levels and nodular grey-reddish marl indicates higher presence of hematite, suggesting a detrital input. Instead, the black shale is characterized by a comparably high amount of magnetite. Here, the absence of hematite suggests the lack of continental influx. The cyclicity of rock magnetic parameters S-ratio and MS record was studied as a proxy for changes in productivity due to fluctuations in hematite of detrital origin. The latter reflects the expression of orbital modulation on the lithological alternations found in the upper part of the section (Bifrons biozone). The analysis allowed quantifying the timing and duration of the environmental change triggered by the Karoo-Ferrar event, which in the Marne del Serrone section is mirrored by a rapid increase in the SIRM starting in the "Posidonia Beds" and reaches its acme few meters above the anoxic level. The decrease in the magnetization of saturation is gradual after the event and characterized by peaks in the magnetization intensity.
Settore GEO/02 - Geologia Stratigrafica e Sedimentologica
Rock magnetic record of the Karoo-Ferrar effect on sediments: Timing and duration of the environmental change (Monte Serrone section, Northern Apennines, Italy) / S. Satolli, G. Muttoni, A. Di Cencio, L. Lanci. ((Intervento presentato al convegno American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting tenutosi a New Orleans nel 2017.
Conference Object
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/607776
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact