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Geological mapping (1:25,000) of the western parts of the Asgard and Olympus Ranges, South Victoria Land
Entry ID: K112_1982_1983_NZ_2

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Abstract: Geological mapping at a scale of 1:25,000 of the western parts of the Asgard and Olympus Ranges adjacent to Mt Fleming and Shapeless Mountain was completed. A total area of 950 km2 was mapped. Three stratigraphic sections were measured in the Weller Coal Measures around Mt Fleming - South Ridge, 190.6m, Mt Fleming, 30.7m and Cirque Basin, 101.38m. In the upper part of the Wright Valley a stratigraphic section was measured from the base to the top of the Taylor Group, a thickness of 732m.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.25   S: -77.75   E: 162.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-11-04
Stop Date: 1982-12-09
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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.
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Whitby, K.J. Rose, G. McElroy, C.T. 1983 Formational mapping of the Beacon Supergroup type area with special reference to the Weller Coal Measures, south Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic earth science. Oliver, R.L., James, P.R., Jago, J.B. (eds), Canberra Australian Academy of Science
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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