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Geological investigation (mapping, geochronology and geochemical analysis) of West Antarctica Volcanics from Marie Byrd Land

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Title: Geological investigation (mapping, geochronology and geochemical analysis) of West Antarctica Volcanics from Marie Byrd Land
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The West Antarctica Volcano Exploration (WAVE) project was conducted to gain an understanding of the volcanic and geochemical evolution of intraplate volcanoes in West Antarctica and to compare volcanism and lithospheric structure of West Antarctica with documented parallels in the Ross Sea embayment. In the first season of this project (1989/90) the Executive Committee Range (ECR) was visited. This is a linear, north-south orientated, chain of intraplate volcanoes related to late Cenozoic rifting in West Antarctica. This site was chosen because a) the ECR contains some of the youngest volcanism in West Antarctica, b) the volcanoes are large and particularly well exposed, c) reconnaissance sampling indicated considerable compositional range (from basalt to phonolite and peralkali rhylite) and d) lithospheric xenoliths had been reported from the volcanoes in the range. Detailed mapping and extensive sampling (for geochronological and geochemical study) was undertaken on Mt Sidley and Mt Waesche with reconnaissance sampling at Mt Cumming. Lithospheric xenoliths were recovered from mafic scoria cones and deposits on Mt Waesche, Mt Sidley and Mt Cumming. In the second season of this project (1990/91), the ECR was revisited to complete studies at the northern end of the range. Samples for geochronology and geochemical study and lithospheric xenoliths were collected from Mt Hampton and the USAS Escarpment (Mt Aldaz). The Mount Murphy Volcanic Complex (MMVC) was also visited. Detailed mapping extensive sampling (for geochronology, geochemical analysis and lithospheric xenoliths) was completed at Mt Murphy only due to weather constraints. Examination of lithospheric xenoliths will enable reconstruction of a complete section of the lithosphere from mantle depths to the upper crust.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Handler, M.R. Wysoczanski, R.J. Gamble, J.A. 2003 Proterozoic lithosphere in Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica: Re-Os systematics of spinel peridotite xenoliths. Chemical geology 196: 131-145
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REFERENCE: Smellie, J.L. McIntosh, W.C. Gamble, J.A. Panter, K.T. 1990 Preliminary stratigraphy of volcanoes in the Executive Committee Range, central Marie Byrd Land. Antarctic science 2(4): 353-354
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REFERENCE: Smellie, J.L. McIntosh, W.C. Gamble, J.A. Panter, K.S. Kyle, P.R. Dunbar, N.W. 1993 Short note: preliminary lithofacies assessment and 40Ar/39Ar ages of Cenozoic volcanic sequences in eastern Marie Byrd Land. Antarctic science 5(1): 105-106
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REFERENCE: Gamble, J.A. Smellie, J.L. McIntosh, W.C. Panter, K.S. 1990 West Antarctic Volcano Exploration (WAVE) – Volcanoes of the Executive Committee Range, West Antarctica. New Zealand Antarctic record 10: 16-17
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REFERENCE: McIntosh, W.C. Panter, K.S. Smellie, J.L. Gamble, J.A. 1990 Austral summer 1989-1990 at the Executive Committee Range, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Antarctic journal of the United States 25(5): 5-7
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REFERENCE: McIntosh, W.C., Smellie, J.L. and Panter, K.S. 1991. Glaciovolcanic interactions in eastern Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica (abstract). In: Sixth Int. Symp. Antarctic Earth Sciences, abstracts volume 402.
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REFERENCE: Wysoczanski, R. 1993 Mineral and rock analyses of lithospheric xenoliths from Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Wellington Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic data series no. 17
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REFERENCE: Wysoczanski, R.J. Gamble, J.A. 1992 Xenoliths from the volcanic province of West Antarctica and implications for lithospheric structure and processes. Recent progress in Antarctic earth science. Yoshida, Y., Kaminuma, K., Shiraishi, K. (eds), Tokyo Terrapub
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REFERENCE: Wysoczanski, R.J. 1993 Lithospheric xenoliths from the Marie Byrd Land Volcanic Province, Antarctica. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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REFERENCE: Wysoczanski, R.J. Gamble, J.A. Kyle, P.R. Thirlwall, M.F. 1995 The petrology of lower crustal xenoliths from the Executive Committee Range, Marie Byrd Land Volcanic Province, West Antarctica. Lithos 36(3-4): 185-201
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REFERENCE: Panter, K.S., McIntosh, W.C. and Smellie, J.L. 1994. The volcanic history of Mt Sidley, a major alkaline volcano in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Bull. Volcanology 56: 361-376.
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Contact_Person: JOHN GAMBLE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Address: University College Cork
City: Cork
Country: IRELAND
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 353 (0) 21 490 3955
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: j.gamble@ucc.ie
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Any remaining samples are stored in the Victoria University of Wellington rock collection, online on the PETLAB database. For more information, please contact: Stephen Eager Collections Technician School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science Victoria University of Wellington Phone: +64 4 463 6192 Email: stephen.eager@vuw.ac.nz
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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
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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http://pet.gns.cri.nz.
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The PETLAB database catalogue
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090521
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090606
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Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
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Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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