Evaluation of a portable drill for obtaining orientated paleomagnetic samples and detailed mapping and sampling of McMurdo volcanics for petrographic examination and detailed geochemistry studies
Entry ID: K042_1971_1972_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: An evaluation of the use a portable drill for obtaining oriented paleomagnetic samples was undertaken on Ross Island. In all, 19 sites were sampled using the drill at Cape Crozier, Cape Bird, Cape Barne and Hut Point Peninsula. Oriented block samples were also collected for paleomagnetic determinations at Cape Barne, Cape Crozier and from the Fang Glacier, Mt Erebus. Detailed mapping and sampling of the McMurdo Volcanic Group at Mt Morning and sites around McMurdo Sound including Inaccessible Island, Mt Cis (Cape Barne), Summit crater and Fang Ridge at Mt Erebus, Abbots Peak and Cape Crozier was conducted. Petrographic examination and detailed geochemistry was carried out on the material collected. In the following season, mapping and sampling of McMurdo Volcanic Rocks was continued and included the following areas; Cape Evans,Tent Island, Razorback Island, Hutton Cliffs, Turks Head and Tryggve Point, Cape Royds, Mt Cis, Mt Melbourne, Mt Erebus (Abbott Peak, Hoopers Shoulder) and Rainbow Ridge, Brown Peninsula.

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Description: The PETLAB database of GNS Science. Collected samples from the VUWAE 16th Expedition are catalogued here. Search under Collector = VUWAE 15 and Country = Antarctica.


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Description: The online link to P Kyle (investigator) PhD thesis


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.1 S: -78.0  E: 170.0  W: 166.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1971-11-09
Stop Date: 1972-02-02

Start Date: 1972-11-18
Stop Date: 1973-02-24


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ROSS ISLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT MORNING
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT MELBOURNE
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > DELBRIDGE ISLANDS
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >ELEMENTS >MAJOR ELEMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >ELEMENTS >MINOR ELEMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >ELEMENTS >TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >PALEOMAGNETISM    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
ROCK CORERS    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
All data relating to this study can be found in the publications. Collected samples are catalogued in the PETLAB database and are held at either GNS Science or Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Publications/References
Kyle, P.R. 1976. Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the late Cenozoic McMurdo volcanic group, Victoria Land, Antarctica. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Kyle, P.R. Cole, J.W. 1974 Structural control of volcanism in the McMurdo volcanic group, Antarctica. Bulletin volcanologique 38(1): 16-25

Kyle, P.R. Treves, S.B. 1974 Geology of Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. Antarctic journal of the United States 9(5): 232-233

Kyle, P.R. Rankin, P.C. 1976 Rare earth element geochemistry of Late Cenozoic alkaline lavas of the McMurdo Volcanic Group, Antarctica. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta 40: 1497-1507

Giggenbach, W.F. Kyle, P.R. Lyon, G.L. 1973 Present volcanic activity on Mt. Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica. Geology 1(3): 135-136

Kyle, P.R. Treves, S.B. 1973 Review of the geology of Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, Antarctica. Dry Valley Drilling Project bulletin 2: 1-10

Kyle, P.R. Adams, J. Rankin, P.C. 1979 Geology and petrology of the McMurdo Volcanic Group at Rainbow Ridge, Brown Peninsula, Antarctica. Geological Society of America bulletin 90(7): 676-688

Lyons, G.L. 1973. Preliminary report on the Expedition to Mounts Melbourne and Erebus. Institute of Nuclear Sciences Report No. 188. 17 pp.

Askin, R.A., Barrett, P.J., Kyle, P.R. And Laird, M.G. 1972. Immediate report of Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1971-72. Wellington, New Zealand.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-01

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