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Late Proterozoic Tectonics in the Prydz Bay Area
Entry ID: ASAC_519

Abstract: From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers:

The East Antarctic mobile belt as exposed in Prydz Bay presents an excellent example of a poly-metamorphic terrain where complicated high-grade structures can be grouped on the basis of lineation direction, sense of shear and metamorphic grade. In this way local intricacies resulting from truncating and interfering foliations and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -71.0   E: 78.0   W: 74.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-09-30
Stop Date: 1994-03-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 1100 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 500 Ma
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Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints PDF copies of three of the referenced papers (Carson et al 1995, Dirks and Wilson 1995, Dirks et al 1993) are available for download from the provided URL.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 20.1 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
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Phone: +61 3 9344 6538
Fax: +61 3 9344 7761
Email: c.wilson at
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School of Earth Sciences
University of Melbourne
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Country: Australia
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Carson C.J., Dirks P.G.H.M., Hand M., Sims J.P., Wilson C.J.L. (1995) Compressional and extensional tectonics in low-medium pressure granulites from the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica. Geological Magazine 132(2). 151-170

Dirks P.H.G.M., Wilson C.J.L. (1995) Crustal evolution of the East Antarctic mobile belt in Prydz Bay: continental collision at 500 Ma? Precambrian Research 75. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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