Survey work sufficient to provide ground control for topographical mapping was carried out. The area mapped included the part of North Victoria Land bounded by the Mawson Glacier in the south and extending to and including the Campbell Glacier and Wood Bay areas in the north. A total of 18 survey stations were occupied and of these, four were fixed by observations to NS and EW pairs of daylight ... stars. Three were stations occupied by the USGS 1961/62 tellurometer party. A reconnaissance geological survey was completed in the same area and described. Fresh water algae, mosses, lichens and seaweed were collected for the surveyed regions. Observations of birds, seals and invertebrates were made. About 35 soil localities were samples and investigated for yeasts, bacteria, fungi and algae and analysed for chemistry and mineralogy of the soils.
The entire collection of fresh water algae, mosses, lichens and seaweed were transferred to the Dominion Museum along with several locality maps, now known as Te Papa. Te Papa confirms that in their WELT herbarium they have ~225 lichen samples from this expedition and a smaller number of mosses. No other biological samples were found.
For more information or access to ... these samples, please contact:
Pat Brownsey Seniour Curator Natural Environment Te Papa Museum PO Box 467, Wellington, New Zealand Email: PatB@tepapa.govt.nz Ph: +64 (0)4 381 7000 Fax: +64 (0)4 381 7070
The remaining rock and soil samples are held in the GNS PetLab collection. All results are in the publications.
Skinner, D.N.B. Ricker, J. Geology of the region between the Mawson and Priestley Glaciers, north Victoria Land, Antarctica. Part 1 - basement meta-sedimentary and igneous rocks. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 11(4): 1009-1040, 1968.
Skinner, D.N.B. Ricker, J. Geology of the region between the Mawson and Priestley Glaciers, north Victoria Land, Antarctica. Part 2 - ... Upper Paleozoic to Quaternary geology. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 11(4): 1041-1075, 1968.
Ricker, J. Antarctic synopsis: The Southern Party. New Zealand alpine journal 20(50): 74-79, 1963.
Ricker, J. Bird records for Victoria Land, 1962-1963. Emu 64(1): 21-27, 1964.
Ricker, J. Outline of the geology between Mawson and Priestley Glaciers, Victoria Land. in: Antarctic geology: proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Antarctic Geology, Cape Town, 16-21 September 1963.Adie R.J. (ed) Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing. 1964. pp.265-275
Gair, H.S. Norris, G. Ricker, J. Early Mesozoic microfloras from Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 8(2): 231-235, 1965.
Nathan, S., and Skinner, D.N.B. 1972. Recent advances in the pre-Permian geology of North Victoria Land. In Adie, R.J. (ed.). Antarctic geology and geophysics. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget. 333-337.
Skinner, D.N.B. 1972: A differentiation source for the mafic and ultra-mafic rocks ("enstatite peridotites") and some porphyritic granites of Terra Nova Bay. In Adie, R.J. (ed.). Antarctic geology and geophysics. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget. 299-303.
Skinner, D.N.B. 1987. The Priestley Formation, Terra Nova Bay, and its regional significance. Geological evolution of Antarctica; proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Cambridge, 1987. Thomson, M.R.A. Crame, J.A. Thomson, J.W. (eds) Cambridge Cambridge University Press 521372666. 118 pg.
Skinner, D.N.B. 1987: The Terra Nova Batholith: its tectono-magmatic significance in North Victoria Land. Abstracts Vth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Cambridge, UK. 119.
The GANOVEX Team (Skinner, D.N.B. with several West German co-authors) 1987: Geological Map of North Victoria Land 1:500 000. GANOVEX III, Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover.