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Geological and laboratory analysis of rock samples from the Ruppert Coast-Hobb Coast, Marie Byrd Land, Kohler Range and Bear Peninsula to understand the Mesozoic Pacific ocean during Gondwanaland breakup
Entry ID: K051_1990_1993_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Prior to the breakup of Gondwanaland there was an entire southern rim to the Pacific extending from New Calendonia through New Zealand, West Antarctica to Patagonia. Understanding the Mesozoic tectonics of West Antarctica is pivotal to understanding much of the geology of New Zealand and southern South America. A joint collaboration between NZARP, BAS and the USAP undertook fieldwork over three ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -70.0   S: -77.15   E: -148.0   W: -100.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-11-20
Stop Date: 1991-01-16
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Quality The British Antarctic Survey holds a collection of the samples including almost all of Bob Pankhurst and Bryan Storey (investigators with BAS on this expedition) samples and a small selection of samples collected by other workers on the SPRITE project. Nearly all of the samples have been sectioned and BAS holds geochronology data.
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Alex Tate
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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
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
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Publications/References
Bradshaw, J.D. Dalziel, I.W.D. Di Venere, V. Mukasa, S. Pankhurst, R.B. Storey, B.C. Weaver, S.D. The southern rim of the Pacific: new work on the Pre-Cenozoic rocks of Marie Byrd Land. in: Sixth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Tokyo: National Institute for Polar Research. 1991. pp.80-82

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06

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