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A collection of lithospheric xenoliths from the Executive Committee Range and Mt Murphy Volcanic Complex in West Antarctica and the McMurdo Volcanic Province in McMurdo Sound

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Title: A collection of lithospheric xenoliths from the Executive Committee Range and Mt Murphy Volcanic Complex in West Antarctica and the McMurdo Volcanic Province in McMurdo Sound
Description:
Abstract:
Lithospheric xenoliths are a convenient and relatively cost efficient means of gaining an insight into the petrology of the deep earth. As such, they provide important information on lithospheric structure and processes and can be used to gauge thermal regime and possibly , the timing of events. Lithospheric xenoliths were collected in the 1989/90 and 1990/91 season from Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica, including Mt Waesche, Mt Sidley, Mt Cumming, Mt Hampton and the USAS Escarpment (Mt Aldaz) in the Executive Committee Range and Mt Murphy in the Mount Murphy Volcanic Complex. Further samples were collected in the 1992/93 season from the McMurdo Volcanic Province at a number of localities on and adjacent to Ross Island (Hut Point Peninsula (Half Moon Crater, Sulphur Cones, Turtle Rock) and Cape Bird), Black Island and in the foothills of the Transantarctic Mountains (Foster Crater on the Koettlitz Glacier). The majority of the samples collected in the 1992/93 season supplemented a collection compiled from the 1982/83 and 1984/85 season. The xenoliths vary from texturally variable, spinel lherzolites and dunites representative of upper mantle assemblages to ultramafic Al-augite kaersutite bearing ultramafic rocks and plagioclase bearing ultramafic to mafic granulites thought to represent the transition zone between upper mantle and lower 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: 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
Supplemental_Information:
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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Ending_Date: 19921201
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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > VOLCANIC DEPOSITS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT MURPHY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT WAESCHE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT SIDLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT CUMMING
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT HAMPTON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT ALDAZ
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ROSS ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BLACK ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > FOSTER CRATER
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOHN GAMBLE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
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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Data_Quality_Information:
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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_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: K048_1992_1993_NZ_1
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http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pet.gns.cri.nz.
Access_Instructions:
The PETLAB database catalogue
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090521
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090606
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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