Reply to discussion by D. I. Cole

dc.contributor.authorCompton, J S
dc.contributor.authorFranceschini, G
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T11:52:44Z
dc.date.available2016-08-24T11:52:44Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.updated2016-08-02T13:56:11Z
dc.description.abstractWe strongly disagree with D.I. Cole’s contention that our use of strontium isotopes has not lead to any meaningful improvement in the chronostratigraphy of the Prospect Hill Formation exposed in the Tabakbaai Quarry (Franceschini and Compton, 2004). Interpretation of the complex stratigraphy of the West Coast has suffered from a lack of chronostratigraphy. The integration of radiocarbon, uranium disequilibrium and luminescent dating has greatly improved our understanding of upper Pleistocene and Holocene deposits of the West Coast (Roberts and Berger, 1997; Felix-Henningsen et al., 2003; Compton and Franceschini, 2005). The challenge of the beach and aeolian deposits of the Prospect Hill Formation at Tabakbaai Quarry is that they are too old to date using these methods and so we applied the Sr isotope dating method because it has proved to be extremely useful in sorting out the complex late Cenozoic depositional history of the outer shelf offshore of Cape Columbine (Compton et al., 2004; Wigley, 2005). Unfortunately the resolution of the Sr-derived ages we obtained is relatively poor mostly because the marine Sr isotope curve flattens out in the late Miocene (Farrell et al., 1995)en_ZA
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2113/108.4.580
dc.identifier.apacitationCompton, J. S., & Franceschini, G. (2005). Reply to discussion by D. I. Cole. <i>South African Journal of Geology</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21479en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationCompton, J S, and G Franceschini "Reply to discussion by D. I. Cole." <i>South African Journal of Geology</i> (2005) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21479en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationCompton, J. S., & Franceschini, G. (2005). Reply to discussion by DI Cole. South African Journal of Geology, 108(4), 580-581.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1012-0750en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Compton, J S AU - Franceschini, G AB - We strongly disagree with D.I. Cole’s contention that our use of strontium isotopes has not lead to any meaningful improvement in the chronostratigraphy of the Prospect Hill Formation exposed in the Tabakbaai Quarry (Franceschini and Compton, 2004). Interpretation of the complex stratigraphy of the West Coast has suffered from a lack of chronostratigraphy. The integration of radiocarbon, uranium disequilibrium and luminescent dating has greatly improved our understanding of upper Pleistocene and Holocene deposits of the West Coast (Roberts and Berger, 1997; Felix-Henningsen et al., 2003; Compton and Franceschini, 2005). The challenge of the beach and aeolian deposits of the Prospect Hill Formation at Tabakbaai Quarry is that they are too old to date using these methods and so we applied the Sr isotope dating method because it has proved to be extremely useful in sorting out the complex late Cenozoic depositional history of the outer shelf offshore of Cape Columbine (Compton et al., 2004; Wigley, 2005). Unfortunately the resolution of the Sr-derived ages we obtained is relatively poor mostly because the marine Sr isotope curve flattens out in the late Miocene (Farrell et al., 1995) DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Journal of Geology LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 SM - 1012-0750 T1 - Reply to discussion by D. I. Cole TI - Reply to discussion by D. I. Cole UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21479 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/21479
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationCompton JS, Franceschini G. Reply to discussion by D. I. Cole. South African Journal of Geology. 2005; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21479.en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherGeological Society of South Africaen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceSouth African Journal of Geologyen_ZA
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dc.titleReply to discussion by D. I. Coleen_ZA
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