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U-Pb zircon data for Ferrar LIP
Entry ID: U-Pb_zircon_geochronology_Ferrar

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Abstract: Data set includes U-Pb zircon geochronological data for Ferrar Supergroup (Ferrar Dolerite, Kirkpatrick Basalt) rocks from the Transantarctic Mountains which were collected over several Antarctic field seasons (between 1966 and 2011) by David H. Elliot (Ohio State University)and Thomas H. Fleming (Southern Connecticut State University). The geochronological data were acquired by Seth Burgess and Samuel Bowring of MIT. These data are being linked with the geochemical data concurrently being acquired by Fleming and Elliot.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the age and duration of this major Large Igneous Province and then test whether it is exactly coincident with the Pliensbachiam-Toarcian extinction event,
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Description: NSF Award #0739726
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -70.0   S: -88.0   E: 145.0   W: -123.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-11-15
Stop Date: 2013-05-31
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LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Use Constraints Data are not to be published by anyone except this PI.
Data Center
Isotope Lab, Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: SAB_MIT2013_Ferrar_Geochronology
Dataset ID: SAB_MIT2013_Ferrar_Geochronology

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 6172533775
Fax: 6172536345
Email: sbowring at
Contact Address:
Building 54-1120
City: Cambridge
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02139
Country: United States
Phone: 617-253-5465
Fax: 617-253-6735
Email: sburgess at
Contact Address:
77 Mass Avenue
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02139
Country: United States
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-06-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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