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A mineralisation survey in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region to determine the geochemical prospecting of the region

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Title: A mineralisation survey in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region to determine the geochemical prospecting of the region
Description:
Abstract:
A mineralisation survey was conducted in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region because previous work in these areas mapped Precambrian basement rocks similar to those found in mineralised areas in Australia, South Africa, Canada and Scandinavia. The geological environment in these areas was examined and mineralised boulders in the moraines were investigated. Environments in the area considered most likely to be mineralised are faults, amphibolite-marble-faults contacts, granite-marble contacts (Skarns) and pegmatitie dykes. Very few faults were mapped in the region and none were accessible. Several small faults were examined and found to be barren. Soil samples were collected in the vicinity of faults and examined for copper and zinc. Amphibolite was found to be generally present in minor amounts within metasediments which are mainly marbles but field examination indicated that these were unfavourable for mineralisation. Granite-marble contacts were generally barren, but minor amounts of pyrrhotite and lesser chalcopyrite were found and traces of malachite were present at most localities. Numerous pegmatites were examined but they were invariably small and of a type commonly found in granite but rarely associated with mineralisation. The Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region is characterised by a lack of sulphides and must be regarded as generally unfavourable to base metal sulphide mineralisation. No appreciable quantities of industrial minerals were located during the survey, apart from marbles which are abundant and in most cases of apparently high quality. Thirty soil samples were collected in the region and will be analysed for copper and zinc to test the effectiveness of geochemical prospecting in the region.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Palmer, D.F. Bradley, J. Prebble, W.M. 1967 Orbicular granodiorite from Taylor Valley, south Victoria Land, Antarctica. Geological Society of America bulletin 78: 1423-1428
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19640101
Ending_Date: 19650101
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 161.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 165.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > ELEMENTS > MAJOR ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > ELEMENTS > MINOR ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > ELEMENTS > TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > NON-METALLIC MINERALS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
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Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TAYLOR VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > KOETTLITZ GLACIER
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BLUE GLACIER
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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All data relating to this study can be found in the publications. Rock and fossil samples are catalogued in the PETLAB database and are held at either GNS Science or Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
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: K042_1964_1965_NZ_2
Distribution_Liability:
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http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://pet.gns.cri.nz
Access_Instructions:
The PETLAB database of GNS Science. Soil and rock samples from the VUWAE 8th Expedition are catalogued here. Search under Collector = VUWAE 9 and Country = Antarctica.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090624
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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