Glass from the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary in Haiti
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Tektite-like glasses preserved at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary at Beloc in Haiti provide clear evidence of an impact event. The glass composition suggests that the impact occurred on a continental shelf region, generating a silica-rich glass with chemical composition that reflects the melting of continental crustal rocks, and a calcium-rich glass produced by the fusion of marl sediments. These findings indicate that catastrophic release to the atmosphere of 1015 moles of C02 from vaporized marl occurred during the impact. © 1991 Nature Publishing Group.
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Sigurdsson, Haraldur, Steven D'Hondt, Michael A. Arthur, Timothy J. Bralower, James C. Zachos, Mickey Van Fossen, and James E. Channel. "Glass from the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary in Haiti." Nature 349, 6309 (1991). doi: 10.1038/349482a0.