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Stratigraphic section description and processing of phytoliths and pollen (microfossils) samples from Wellar Coal Measures, the Feather Sandstone and Lashley Formation from Allan Hills
Entry ID: K042_2001_2002_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Stratigraphic sections from the Weller Coal Measures, the Feather Sandstone, and the Lashley Formation were described from the Allan Hills. 115 samples were taken from these rocks and processes for microfossils in two ways: for phytoliths and pollen. The diagenesis of the rocks was studied by thin section to assess the phytolith preservation capabilities. The usefulness of phytoliths as a paleo-environmental reconstruction tool was determined. The distribution of pollen within the Transantarctic Mountain was previously studied and found that many samples were unusable due to heating from Jurassic dolerite intrusions. There has been little attention to pollen from the Allan Hills and studies of pollen from here was compared with phytolith information.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.58   S: -76.83   E: 160.0   W: 159.42

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-21
Stop Date: 2001-12-22
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 4 463 5336
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Email: peter.barrett at vuw.ac.nz
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Victoria University of Wellington
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Prebble, J. 2002. Microfossils and sedimentology of the Victoria Group at Allan Hills, Antarctica. BSc(Hons) thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02

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