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Greywacke and volcanic rock samples from Robertson Bay area, North Victoria Land, Antarctica
Entry ID: K104_2005_2006_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: A collection of 97 individual rock samples from the Robertson Bay area of North Victoria Land (between Cape Scott, Mount Minto, Cape Hallett and Protection Cove) were collected to improve understanding of the structure and development of the Transantarctic Mountains range and its geological relationships with the Southern Ocea, Ross Sea and New Zealand. These comprise 36 samples of basal Adare ... View entire text
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Description: All rock sample and analytical data are on the PETLAB database. The investigators name: Nick Mortimer
Rock sample Numbers: P74787-74883

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -71.0   S: -72.5   E: 171.0   W: 167.5
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 3533

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-28
Stop Date: 2005-12-12
ISO Topic Category
Quality All rock sample and analytical data so far are on the PETLAB database. This year (2009), data acquisition from this project will be completed with 67 new (U-Th)/He apatite ages for 14 samples and 23 new apatite fission track ages for 23 samples, being written up for the final publication.
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
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 9686
Fax: +64 3 477 5232
Email: n.mortimer at gns.cri.nz
Contact Address:
Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd.
Private Bag 1930
City: Dunedin
Postal Code: 9020
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Mortimer, N.; Dunlap, W.J.; Isaac, M.J.; Sutherland, R.; Faure, K. 2007. Basal Adare volcanics, Robertson Bay, North Victoria Land, Antarctica: Late Miocene intraplate basalts of subaqueous origin. Open-file report / US Geological Survey Open File Report 2007-1047, short research paper 045. doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp045 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/srp/srp045/of2007-1047srp045.pdf

Sutherland, R.; Mortimer, N.; Isaac, M.J.; Robinson, D. 2006. Age of the Transantarctic Mountains in Northern Victoria Land (K104). p. 16 in: 2006 annual Antarctic Conference "Antarctica - the great integrator", Victoria University of Wellington, 4-6 July. Christchurch: Antarctica New Zealand.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-03

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