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Determination of deposition, sediment transport direction and age of New Mountain Sandstone (Beacon Supergroup) at various localities in the Royal Society Range and Dry Valleys region

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Title: Determination of deposition, sediment transport direction and age of New Mountain Sandstone (Beacon Supergroup) at various localities in the Royal Society Range and Dry Valleys region
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Abstract:
The New Mountain Sandstone, the lowest formation of the Beacon Supergroup was studied in detail at various localities in the Royal Society Range and Dry Valley's region to determine its environment of deposition, sediment transport direction and age of the unit. A further objective was to determine the stratigraphic position and environment of deposition of the Boreas subgreywacke, an unusual member of the New Mountain Sandstone. Seven main areas were visited in addition to nearby areas reachable by foot. These included Mt Kempe, Table Moutain, Knobhead Peak, New Mountain, the Taylor Glacier, Mt Boreas and Plane Table in the Asgard Range. Twenty one stratigraphic sections were measured between the Royal Society and Olympus Range. Detailed sampling for mechanical and chemical analysis was performed at each locality. Nearly 600 paleocurrent measurements were taken on appropriate structures within the New Mountain sandstone. Detailed statistical analysis of this data will show any lateral and vertical changes in transport direction within the New Mountain Sandstone. Detailed sampling of the Terra Cotta siltstone member was performed to carry out detailed major and trace element chemistry of the red and green colour and Terra Cotta siltstone. Samples of basement granites were taken for radiometric dating. Samples were taken from the basement contact at New Mountain, Mount JJ Thompson in the Taylor Valley and Mount Odin in the Wright Valley.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Plume, R.W. 1976 Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleocurrent analysis of the basal part of the Beacon Supergroup (Devonian and older [?] to Triassic), southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. MSc thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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REFERENCE: Plume, R.W. 1978 A revision of the existing stratigraphy of the New Mountain Sandstone (Beacon Supergroup), south Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 21(2): 167-173
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REFERENCE: Plume, R.W. 1982 Sedimentology and paleocurrent analysis of the basal part of the Beacon Supergroup (Devonian [and older?] to Triassic) in south Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic geoscience. Craddock, C. (ed) Madison University of Wisconsin Press
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Ending_Date: 19750109
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > NEW MOUNTAIN
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT BOREAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > PLANE TABLE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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All data relating to this study can be found in the publications. Collected 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: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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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
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http://pet.gns.cri.nz
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Collected samples are held in the PETLAB database of GNS Science. Search under Collector = R Plume and Country = Antarctica.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090624
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090701
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
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Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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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
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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