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Geological investigations and collection of fossil specimens from the Sledgers Glacier-Mariner Glacier region to determine the geological history and environment of deposition of the region

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Title: Geological investigations and collection of fossil specimens from the Sledgers Glacier-Mariner Glacier region to determine the geological history and environment of deposition of the region
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The eastern part of the Bower Group in the Mariner Glacier area and the central western part of the Bowers Group in the Black Glacier-Sledger Glacier area were visited and examined to search for fossils and examine the stratigraphic sequence. It was hoped that the fossil collections would enable an age determination of the rocks, provide information to help deduce the environment of deposition of the rocks and to provide the basis for detailed comparison of the stratigraphic and faunal succession of the region with that of New Zealand and eastern Australia. In addition, it was hoped to learn something of the fossil species themselves and of the life that existed in Antarctica in the Cambrian period - the earliest period with fossilised life. The areas visited in the Mariner Glacier region in the southeast to the Sledgers Glacier and Edlin Neve in the north west included Evans Neve, Coates Rocks, Houliston Glacier, Neall Massif, Husky Pass, Mt Glasgow, Edlin Neve, Helix Pass, Rilley Ridge and Molar Massif. Trilobites, articulate and inarticulate brachiopods, molluscs and trace fossils were found at several localities in rocks of the Bowers Group. Faunas represent the Middle Cambrian, early Late Cambrian and middle or late Late Cambrian. They indicate that the Bowers Group as currently defined, ranges in age from the Middle Cambrian to Late Cambrian or Ordovician. A second field season was used to investigate in detail specific problems relating to the age and correlation of specific formations of the Bowers Supergroup and to visit areas not reached previously. Further fossil material from known fossil localities was collected and fossils in previously unfossiliferous rocks were found. The sites visited included Riley Ridge, Molar Massif, Mt Glasgow, Helix Pass, Houliston Glacier, Neall Massif, Quartzite Ranges, Mt McCarthy and Mariner Spurs.
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REFERENCE: Cooper, R.A. Jago, J. McKinnon, D.I. Simes, J.E. Braddock, P.E. 1976 Cambrian fossils from the Bowers Group, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica (preliminary note). New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 19(2): 283-288
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REFERENCE: Laird, M.G. Cooper, R.A. Jago, J.B. 1977 New data on the lower Paleozoic sequence of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, and its significance for Australian-Antarctic relations in the Paleozoic. Nature 265(5590): 107-110
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REFERENCE: Shergold, J.H. Cooper, R.A. McKinnon, D.I. Yochelson, E.L. 1976 Late Cambrian Brachiopoda, Mollusca and Trilobita from northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Palaeontology 19(2): 247-291
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REFERENCE: Cooper, R. 1982 Antarctica - the present: NZARP 1981/82. Geological Society of New Zealand newsletter 56: 11-12
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REFERENCE: Cooper, R.A. Landis, C.A. Le Masurier, W.E. Speden, I.G. 1982 Geological history and regional patterns in New Zealand and Antarctica; their paleotectonic and paleogeographic significance. Antarctic geoscience. Craddock, C. (ed) Madison University of Wisconsin Press
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REFERENCE: Cooper, R.A. Jago, J.B. MacKinnon, D.I. Shergold, J.H. Vidal, G. 1982 Late Precambrian and Cambrian fossils from northern Victoria Land and their stratigraphic implications. Antarctic geoscience. Craddock, C. (ed) Madison University of Wisconsin Press
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REFERENCE: Cooper, R.A. Jago, J.B. Rowell, A.J. Braddock, P. 1983 Age and correlation of the Cambrian-Ordovician Bowers Supergroup, northern Victoria Land. Antarctic earth science. Oliver, R.L., James, P.R., Jago, J.B. (eds), Canberra Australian Academy of Science
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REFERENCE: Cooper, R.A. Shergold, J.H. 1991 Palaeozoic invertebrates of Antarctica. Geology of Antarctica. Tingey, R.J. (ed), Oxford Clarendon Press 198544677
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REFERENCE: Cooper, R.A. Jago, J.B. Begg, J.G. 1996 Cambrian trilobites from northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, and their stratigraphic implications. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 39(3): 363-387
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REFERENCE: Rowell, A.J. Cooper, R.A. Jago, J.B. Braddock, P. 1983 Paleontology of the lower Paleozoic of northern Victoria Land: brachiopods with Australian and New Zealand affinities in the Spurs Formation. Antarctic journal of the United States 18(5): 18-20
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REFERENCE: Shergold, J.H. Jago, J.B. Cooper, R.A. Laurie, J.R. 1985 The Cambrian system in Australia, Antarctica and New Zealand. Ottawa International Union of Geological Sciences Publication no. 19
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REFERENCE: Christopher J. Bentley, James B. Jago & Roger A. Cooper. An Acmarhachis typicalis Zone trilobite fauna from the Cambrian of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists. (in press)
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REFERENCE: Jago, J.B., Cooper, R.A. A Glyptagnostus stolidotus trilobite fauna from the Cambrian of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 48: 661-681 2005.
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REFERENCE: Jago, J.B., Cooper, R.A. Middle Cambrian trilobites from Reilly Ridge, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. AAP memoir 34: 473-487 2007.
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Contact_Person: ROGER A COOPER
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Address: GNS Science
Address: PO BOX 30368
City: Lower Hutt
Postal_Code: 5040
Country: NEW ZEALAND
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 570 4853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 4 570 4600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: R.Cooper@gns.cri.nz
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All fossil localities are entered in the NZ Fossil Record Electronic Database accessible through the web. All collections are held in the National Paleontological Collections at GNS Science, Lower Hutt. All results are contained within the publications. For more information, please contact the investigator.
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Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
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Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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All collections are held in the National Paleontological Collections at GNS Science, Lower Hutt.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090618
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090921
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Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
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