Mineral Magnetic Characterization of High-Latitude Sediments From Lake Levinson-Lessing, Siberia
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Original versionGeophysical Research Letters. 2021, 48 (10), 1-10. 10.1029/2021GL093026
Levinson-Lessing Lake in northern Central Siberia is a sedimentary archive characterized by continuous, widely constant sedimentation at high rates (0.7 m ka−1 for >32 ka). This study provides the first evidence of the suitability of the lake′s sediments for paleomagnetic analyses using the 46-m-long core Co1401. Although the lowermost 8 m are disturbed, the upper 38 m of Co1401 provide the preconditions for an exceptional, high-resolution paleomagnetic record located within the tangent cylinder of the inner core. High-resolution analyses of magnetic susceptibility, anhysteretic remanent magnetization, isothermal remanent magnetization, and hysteresis parameters show largely uniform mineral magnetic properties. First-order reversal curves indicate magnetite particles in pseudo-single domain state are the main remanence carrier, supplemented by single-domain particles, originating likely from magnetotactic bacteria. Above 6.7 m, the bulk magnetic mineralogy is slightly harder than below and initial greigite formation occurs. However, the main remanence carriers are still of detrital origin.