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The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area

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Title: The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area
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Abstract:
The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area was examined to describe the structure, formation and depositional history of the region. Three types of sedimentary rock types were present in the area; Wilson Greywackes (term used in loose sense to include the true greywackes of the coastal range and the indurate shallow water sandstones, conglomerates and thin shale bonds found further inland), Cambrian Bluff Limestones (fossiliferous limestones typically exposed along the extent of the inland range) and Beacon Sandstones (no outcrops visited). The lithology and stratigraphy was investigated and described. Three types of igneous rocks were also investigated and described including May Granites, Granite Harbour Intrusives and Ferrar Dolerites. The areas visited include the coastal range from Cape Wilson in the south to Beaumont Bay in the north with both the inland and ice shelf sides of the range investigated. The range is broken in three places by prominent capes and each was investigated; the cape at Station U, immediately south of Beaumont Bay, Cape Laird and Cape Wililam Henry May. Algie Valley lying immediately inland of the coastal range and the inland range was traced from its southernmost extremity Cambrian Bluff to Mt Hunt. Mt Nares and Mt Albert Markham in the extreme northwest of the area were viewed and all the rocky outcrops and nunataks in between the coastal and inland ranges were investigated.
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REFERENCE: Laird, M. 1961 Antarctic ice cave. New Zealand speleological bulletin 38: 196-199
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REFERENCE: Laird, M. 1978 New Zealand and the Antarctic: the future of earth science research. Geological Society of New Zealand newsletter 46: 32-34
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REFERENCE: Laird, M. 1978 New Zealand earth science research in Antarctica. New Zealand alpine journal 36: 69-75
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REFERENCE: Laird, M.G. Skinner, D.N.B. 1961 Antarctic field work, summer, 1960-1961: geological reconnaissance in the Nimrod Glacier-Byrd Glacier area. Geological Society of New Zealand newsletter 10: 9-10
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REFERENCE: Laird, M.G. Waterhouse, J.B. 1962 Archaeocyathine limestones of Antarctica. Nature 194(4831): 861
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REFERENCE: Laird, M.G. 1963 Geomorphology and stratigraphy of the Nimrod Glacier-Beaumont Bay region, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 6(3): 465-484
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REFERENCE: Laird, M.G. 1964 Petrography of rocks from the Nimrod Glacier-Starshot Glacier region, Ross Dependency. Antarctic geology: proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Antarctic Geology, Cape Town, 16-21 September 1963. Adie, R.J. (ed) Amsterdam North Holland Publishing
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REFERENCE: Laird, M.G. 1965 The Central Nimrod Glacier Geological Expedition. Antarctic 4(1): 4-6
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REFERENCE: Hill, D. 1964 Archaeocyatha from Shackleton Limestone of the Ross System, Nimrod Glacier area, Antarctica. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, geology 2(9): 137-146
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Beginning_Date: 19601001
Ending_Date: 19610201
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > NIMROD GLACIER
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: MALCOLM LAIRD
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: Department of Geological Sciences
Address: University of Canterbury
Address: Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Postal_Code: 8140
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 364-2987 Extn 6770
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 364 2769
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: malcolm.laird@canterbury.ac.nz
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The remaining samples are held in the GNS PetLab collection. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
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Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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GNS PET LAB data base which is a rock catalogue and geoanalytical database. Do a simple query under the investigators name and country = Antarctica
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090309
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090317
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Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
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Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
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Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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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
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