The Heimdall Erosion Surface was followed southwards from the Olympus Range through the Asgard Range and onward to the mountains south of the Taylor-Ferrar Glaciers where it is said to die out or become unrecognizable. Wherever possible, the base of the Taylor Group and its relationship to the basement was investigated. At each site a reconnaissance was conducted to determine the best sections to ... study. In each area one or more sections was measured in detail and where possible these covered the whole succession from the Kukri Erosion surface, through the lower part of the Taylor Group to well above the Heimdall Erosion Surface. Individual sections were supplemented by lateral surveys to assess variability. Sedimentary structures, trace fossils assemblages and composition were recorded and samples taken for further laboratory study. The main sites and areas visited were Mt Boreas/Mt Aeolus, Niebelungen valley, southern side upper Wright valley, Knobhead, New Mountain and Rotunda.
All remaining samples and thin sections of all the analysed rocks are kept in the University of Canterbury geological rock collection. For more information, please contact the investigator or the department.
O'Toole, T, Gilmer, G., Bradshaw, M. A, Bradshaw, J.D. and Bassett, K.N. Soft sediment deforrmation in Devonian Beacon Group, southern Victoria Land: Aeolian or Submarine slumping? Abstract, Annual Antarctic conference 2008, Dunedin
Gilmer, G., O'Toole, T, Bradshaw, M. A, Bradshaw, J.D. and Bassett, K.N. Paleoenvironmental interpretation of the New Mountain Sandstone, Taylor Group, southern Victoria Land. Abstract, Annual Antarctic conference 2008, Dunedin.
Bradshaw, J.D., Bradshaw, M. A, Gilmer, G. and O'Toole, T. The topography of the Kukri Erosion Srface: Tectonics of Taylor Group Sedimentary Basin initiation. Abstract, Annual Antarctic conference 2008, Dunedin