Spreadsheet containing descriptions of rock thin sections collected from the Southern Prince Charles Mountains by AGSO geologists in the 1970sEntry ID: SPCM_THIN_SECTIONS
Excel spreadsheet summarising thin sectioned samples collected from the Southern Prince Charles Mountains in the 1970's by Geoscience Australia geologists. Each sample is briefly described by fields identifying primary and secondary mineral abundance. The most common primary mineral is ID by 1.1, the second most common mineral by 1.2, and so on. Similarly, secondary minerals are ID by 2.1, ... 2.2 etc. Secondary minerals can be those formed by either alteration or later metamorphic events.
This spreadsheet was to form the basis for an interactive GIS summarising the petrology of the Prince Charles Mountains. A similar project had been undertaken by the author for a Metallogenic Atlas of the Pine Creek Region in the Northern Territory, Australia (refer Geoscience Australia).
Thin Sections are held at Geoscience Australia.
The fields in this dataset are:
Geoscience Australia Sample
carbonate minerals (undifferentiated)
clay minerals (undifferentiated)
opaque minerals (undifferentiated)
Source of Information
(Click for Interactive Map)
Start Date: 1970-01-01Stop Date: 1979-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Location data for each sample is incomplete (predates field GPS). Maps with sample locations are held by Geoscience Australia, Canberra. Less detailed locality diagrams are held by the author (personal collection). It was intended to update the spreadsheet with more accurate locality data using digitised maps of the SPCM region.
Dates provided in temporal coverage are very approximate.
Access Constraints The dataset is available for download from the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 107 kb
Distribution Format: excel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 7541
Email: doug.thost at aad.gov.au
University of Tasmania Antarctic CRC
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-03-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10