Geological mapping 1:50,000 in the Convoy Range and determining the glacial history through surficial deposit mapping and investigations
Entry ID: K112_1989_1990_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: 1:50,000 geological mapping of the Convoy Range was conducted covering an area of some 2,500 square kilometres extending from the Mackay Glacier in the south to the Fry and Chattahoochee Glaciers in the north being the area included in the Convoy Range Sheet. This included the Convey Range and massifs as far east as the 162°E longitude line. The area comprises basement granitic rocks, Beacon Supergroup (both Taylor and Victoria groups) and Ferrar Dolerite which contributes by far the greatest volume of rocks. Surficial glacial deposits were also mapped in detail to provide a record of the glacial history of the region.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -76.5 S: -77.0  E: 162.0  W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-12-09
Stop Date: 1990-01-22


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CONVOY RANGE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


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


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
Rock samples collected from this study are held at GNS Science. They are not loaded into the PETLAB database, but should have catalogue numbers.
Please contact John Simes (J.Simes@gns.cri.nz) or Nick Mortimer (N.Mortimer@gns.cri.nz) for more information.


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
IAN M. TURNBULL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +64 3 479 9678
Fax: +64 3 477 5232
Email: I.Turnbull at gns.cri.nz
Contact Address:
Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd
Private Bag 1930
City: Dunedin
Postal Code: 1930
Country: NEW ZEALAND


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
Sykes, R. Pocknall, D.T. 1990 The stratigraphy of Taylor group (Devonian) in the Convoy Range, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Geological Survey record 43: 129-135

Sykes, R. Pocknall, D.T. 1990 Preliminary paleoenvironmental interpretation of Taylor group (Devonian) in the Convoy Range, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Geological Survey record 43: 137-142

Chinn, T.J.H. 1994 Glacier disequilibrium in the Convoy Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Annals of glaciology 20: 269-276

Pocknall, D.T. Chinn, T.J. Sykes, R.O. Skinner, D.N.B. 1992 Geology of the Convoy Range area, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica 1:50 000. Map (1 sheet) and notes. Wellington Department of Scientific and Industrial Research New Zealand Geological Survey miscellaneous series map 19

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-30

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