Mawson Formation, south Victoria Land
Entry ID: Elliot_mawson

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Summary
Abstract: The research in the Allan and Coombs Hills area of south Victoria Land focused
on the mode of formation of exceptionally thick tuff-breccia deposits that are
part of the Jurassic Ferrar tholeiites, the magmatic rocks associated with the
break-up of Gondwana. Field investigations demonstrated that the tuff breccias
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -62.83   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
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Data Center
Department of Geological Sciences, The Ohio State University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.geology.ohio-state.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID H ELLIOT
Phone: 614-292-5076
Fax: 614-292-7688
Email: elliot.1 at osu.edu
Contact Address:
School of Earth Sciences
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 614-292-5076
Fax: 614-292-7688
Email: elliot.1 at osu.edu
Contact Address:
School of Earth Sciences
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
Publications/References
Atkins, C.B., Barrett, P.J., and S.R. Hicock. 2002. Cold glaciers erode and
deposit: Evidence from Allan Hills, Antarctica. Geology, 30, 659-662.

Ballance, P.F., Watters, W.A. 1971. The Mawson Diamictite and the Carapace
Sandstone Formations of the Ferrar Group at Allan Hills and Carapace Nunatak,
Victoria Land, Antarctica. N.Z. J. Geol. Geophys., 14, 512-217.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-07
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