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The direction of magma flow in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Coombs Hills, Victoria Land
Entry ID: K061_2005_2006_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Exposed at Coombs Hills are vertical bladelike bodies of basaltic rock that cut across older white sedimentary rocks and through deposits of a Jurassic volcanic complex (Mawson Formation). The majority are inferred to be related to lava eruptions at the surface but there is no evidence that any of them pre-dated the explosive activity that produced the Mawson Formation. How magma reached the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.96   S: -77.9   E: 161.37   W: 161.05
Min Altitude: 1820 Max Altitude: 2675

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-28
Stop Date: 2006-01-06
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 180 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 180 Ma
Chrono Unit:
ISO Topic Category
Quality Any remaining geological samples are lodged in the geology department, University of Otago. All data is in the MSc thesis. Some photographs and field notebooks may reside with the investigator.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
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: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 479 7519
Fax: +64 4 479 7527
Email: james.white at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Geology department
Universoty of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Guegan, E. 2006. Magma supply dynamics of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province, Coombs Hills, Antarctica. MSc thesis, University of Otago, Dunedin

Garland, M. 2006. Mawson Ferrar Dolerite relationships, northern East Ridge, Coombs Hills, Antarctica. BSc thesis, University of Otage, Dunedin

Ross, P.S., White, J.D.L. And McClintock. 2007 (online). Physical volcanology of mafic ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-13

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