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Investigation into the Mawson Formation volcanics of southern Allan Hills and comparisons with northern Allan Hills and Carapace Nunatak
Entry ID: K061_2003_2004_NZ_1

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Abstract: The thick, laterally continuous block-rich volcaniclastic layer of the southern Allan Hills area was examined to determine their source and mode of emplacement. Extensive geological mapping of the area was undertaken and a 1:20,000 lithofacies map of the Mawson Formation was compiled on the whole of the Allan Hills from its southern tip to Mt. Watters. Three stratigraphic sections were measured in ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.73   S: -76.89   E: 159.61   W: 159.43

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-27
Stop Date: 2004-01-17
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Quality Any remaining geological samples are lodged in the geology department, University of Otago. All data is in the MSc thesis. Some photographs and field notebooks may reside with the investigator.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 479 7519
Fax: +64 4 479 7527
Email: james.white at
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Geology department
Universoty of Otago
PO Box 56
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Ross, P.-S. Volcanology of the Mawson Formation at Coombs and Allan Hills, South Victoria Land, Antarctica.Ph.D., University of Otago : . 2005.

Reubi, O. Ross, P.-S. White, J.D.L. Debris avalanche deposits associated with large igneous province volcanism: an example from the Mawson Formation, central Allan Hills, Antarctica. Geological Society of America bulletin 117(11/12): ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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