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Geological mapping 1:50,000 in the upper Ferrar Glacier area: the massifs of Pivot Peak, Terra Cotta, Knobhead, Table Mountain and Rotunda
Entry ID: K112_1987_1988_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: 1:50,000 geological mapping was conducted at the head of the Ferrar Glacier including the massifs of Pivot Peak, Terra Cotta, Knobhead, Table Mountain and Rotunda. The exposed rocks are almost entirely Beacon Supergroup intruded by Ferrar Dolerite. Trace fossils and lithological associations were used to interpret depositional environments, about which there has been some debate.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -78.15   E: 162.5   W: 160.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-11-06
Stop Date: 1987-12-30
ISO Topic Category
Quality Rock samples collected from this study are held at GNS Science. They are not loaded into the PETLAB database, but should have catalogue numbers.
Please contact John Simes (J.Simes@gns.cri.nz) or Nick Mortimer (N.Mortimer@gns.cri.nz) for more information.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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Publications/References
Woolfe, K.J. Kirk, P.A. Sherwood, A.M. 1989 The geology of the Knobhead area, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica 1:50 000. Map (1 sheet) and notes. Wellington Department of Scientific and Industrial Research New Zealand Geological Survey miscellaneous series map 19

Pyne, A.R. Sherwood, A.M. Kirk, P.A. 1989 Depositional setting of the Taylor Group, Knobhead area, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Geological Survey record 35: 122-125
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-30

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