End-Permian catastrophe by bolide impact: Evidence of a gigantic release of sulfur from the mantle: Comment and Reply

Koeberl, Christian; Gilmour, Iain; Reimold, Wolf Uwe; Claeys, Philippe and Ivanov, Boris (2002). End-Permian catastrophe by bolide impact: Evidence of a gigantic release of sulfur from the mantle: Comment and Reply. Geology, 30(9) pp. 855–856.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030%3C0855:EPCBBI%3E2.0.CO;2

Abstract

Kaiho et al. report sulfur isotope and chemical data for samples from the Meishan (China) Permo-Triassic (P-Tr) boundary section. They interpret the S-isotope data, as well as the occurrence of Fe- and Ni-rich particles, as evidence for a large-scale impact event that penetrated the Earth’s mantle and formed a crater ~1000 km in diameter. We disagree with their interpretation in all major points.

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