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A survey of the Miers and Marshall Valley and Walcott Bay area for dating the formation of the major landforms

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Title: A survey of the Miers and Marshall Valley and Walcott Bay area for dating the formation of the major landforms
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A few days were spent in the Miers Valley to collect samples of gypsum for geochemical analyses. Surprisingly carbonate "biscuit" similar to that found in the Taylor Valley were found. Thus, we noted the elevations of carbonate and gypsum, also in relation to ancient lake levels and moraines. Samples were subjected to geochemical analyses. Kenyte-like boulders in the terrace sequence had been depositied in a tuffaceious matrix. Apparently the boulders had been deposited on the subaqueous part of the delta at a time of higher lake level.The feldspar crystals in these boulders were dated with K-Ar as well as having the glass in the tuffaceous matrix fission-track dated. With dating, we should be able to tie in the age, form and evolution of the old lake levels, deltas and moraines of the Miers Valley with the Taylor Valley. Further samples were collected the following season for dating the formation of the major landforms, especially the moraines and lake levels in the Miers Valley. The Marshall Valley was visited and a massive gypsum vein was sampled and dated. The Walcott Bay was surveyed but no carbonate was found and the shoreline of Mt Discovery was surveyed for carbonates.
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Beginning_Date: 19751209
Ending_Date: 19751212
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Beginning_Date: 19761219
Ending_Date: 19770106
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MIERS VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MARSHALL VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WALCOTT BAY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRIS HENDY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Chemistry
Address: University of Waikato
Address: Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 856 2889 Ext 4381 Or 4392
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.hendy@waikato.ac.nz
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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
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: K009_1975_1976_NZ_2
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http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/staff/chem/chendy
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The investigators homepage
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090415
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090420
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
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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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