Field and petrographic descriptions of the outcrops of the McMurdo Volcanic Group in the Royal Society Ranges, northwest of the Koettlitz Glacier

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Title: Field and petrographic descriptions of the outcrops of the McMurdo Volcanic Group in the Royal Society Ranges, northwest of the Koettlitz Glacier
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Detailed field and petrographic observations of the outcrops of McMurdo Volcanics Group in the Southern Foothills of the Royal Society Range from Foster Crater in the south to Marshall Valley in the north (north-west of the Koettlitz Glacier) were completed. The areas investigated and described include Heald Island, Roaring Valley, Lower Radian Glacier, Pipecleaner Glacier to Radian Ridge, Rucker Ridge, the Miers Valley, the Garwood Valley, Chancellor Ridge (the area between the Howchin and Walcott Glaciers) and the Marshall Stream Delta. The Volcanics at Foster Centre (lying at the south-eastern end of Highway Ridge, immediately north of the confluence of the Foster and Koettlitz Glaciers) were also examined in detail to build on work conducted in an earlier season. Pre-glacial and post-glacial deposits were investigated. Samples were collected and petrographic descriptions were collected and some were analysed by x-ray diffraction. The samples from the Garwood Valley were mislaid and subsequently this site was resampled in the 1982/83 season. 20 samples were collected including 9 samples of very coarse grained amphibole-pyroxene-garnet-plagioclase rock formed as a skarn of altered iron rich calcareous rocks adjacent to gabbro.
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REFERENCE: Wright, A.C. A reconnaissance study of the McMurdo volcanoes northwest of the Koettlitz Glacier. New Zealand Antarctic record 1(2): 10-15, 1978. Wright, A.C. Landforms of McMurdo Volcanic Group, southern foothills of Royal Society Range, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 23: 605-613, 1980. Wright, A.C. 1979a. McMurdo Volcanics on Chancellor Ridge, Southern Foothills of the Royal Society Range, Central Victoria Land, Antarctica. NZ Geological Survey Internal report. Wright, A.C. 1979b. McMurdo Volcanics at Foster Centre, Southern Foothills of the Royal Society Range, Central Victoria Land, Antarctica. NZ Geological Survey Internal Report. Findlay, R.H. Skinner, D.N.B. Craw, D. 1984 Lithostratigraphy and structure of the Koettlitz Group, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 27: 513-536
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Beginning_Date: 19771101
Ending_Date: 19780116
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SOUTH VICTORIA LAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAVID SKINNER
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: GNS Science
Address: PO BOX 30368
City: Lower Hutt
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 570 4689
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 4 570 4600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: d.skinner@gns.cri.nz
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All results are in the publications. At Antarctica New Zealand, the Science/Logistics report from this event have three reports each with their own appendix and detailed descriptions - table of samples including sample no., location (lat and long), hand specimen description and microscope description
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Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K002_1977_1978_NZ_2
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090309
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090702
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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