DSDP Hole 504B, the first reference section over 1 km through Layer 2 of the oceanic crust

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Hole 504B provides a reference section for correlation of in situ petrological and geophysical studies with regional crustal models based on dredged samples and remote surveys; and, at least for the medium-spreading-rate Costa Rica Rift, Hole 504B confirms that the main features of the upper part of an idealized ophiolite sequence occurs in the oceanic crust.

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Anderson, R., Honnorez, J., Becker, K. et al. DSDP Hole 504B, the first reference section over 1 km through Layer 2 of the oceanic crust. Nature 300, 589–594 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1038/300589a0

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