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Rb-Sr dating of Asgard Formation rocks from the Lower Wright Valley and Victoria Valley to determine the age of the oldest basement rocks in the Ross Dependency
Entry ID: K231_1985_1986_NZ_1

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Abstract: A programme was conducted to determine the age of the oldest basement rocks in the Ross Dependency. The Asgard Formation in the Dry Valleys is a series of metamorphosed sedimentary rocks that form the oldest basement in this sector of the Transantarctic Mountains. Two weeks were spent in the Lower Wright Valley (near the Meserve Glacier Hut) and Victoria Valley (near Lake Vida) covering on foot ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.25   S: -77.6   E: 163.0   W: 161.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-10-31
Stop Date: 1985-11-13
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Quality No samples remain as they were destroyed in the analysis. For more information, refer to the publication or contact the investigator.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Antarctica New Zealand
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City: Christchurch
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Country: New Zealand
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Adams, C.J. Whitla, P.F. 1991 Precambrian ancestry of the Asgard Formation (Skelton Group): Rb-Sr age of basement metamorphic rocks in the Dry Valley region, Antarctica. Geological evolution of Antarctica; proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Cambridge, 1987. Thomson, M.R.A. Crame, J.A. Thomson, J.W. (eds) Cambridge Cambridge University Press 521372666
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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