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1. Biostratigraphic collections of Devonian fish fossils from Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone at the top of the Taylor Group (Beacon Supergroup) and sediment studies for a basin analysis [K026_1991_1992_NZ_1]
Using toboggans and sledges, the party travelled 700 kilometres from the Darwin Glacier northwards to the Lashly Mountains to study Taylor Group sedimentary rocks (Beacon Supergroup). The principle ...


2. Provenance analysis of Cambrian conglomerates, Northern Victoria Land [K051_2000_2003_NZ_1]
The Cambrian volcanic arc of North Victoria Land and the Cambrian arc of NW Nelson (NZ) are strikingly similar. They are of island arc character but both now lie within continental crust. In NVL ...


3. Palaeozoic Terrane Correlation: New Zealand and Antarctica [K051_2003_2004_NZ_2]
In St Johns Range and eastern Olympus Range, unusually coarse lithologies at the base of the Beacon Supergroup have the potential to provide significant information on the provenance of the earliest ...


4. Paleomagnetic samples and geological mapping of the basement geology of the Daniels Range and the Rennick Glacier area in North Victoria Land [K017_1981_1982_NZ_1]
A collection of paleomagnetic rock samples including Jurassic volcanics and dolerites, Beacon Supergroup, Devonian-Carboniferous volcanics, Paleozoic Granitoids and Cambrian Volcanics and sediments ...


5. Paleozoic tectonics of the Gondwana margin: Provenance of the Sperm Bluff Conglomerate. Implications for Cambrian tectonics and Devonian and younger paleotectonics and paleogeography [K051_2003_2004_NZ_1]
The basement rocks of eastern Northern Victoria Land (NVL) consist of a series of exotic terrances that were accreted to the Gondwanan margin while Andean style convergence was occurring. Conversely, ...


6. Regional stratigraphy, sedimentology structure, metamorphic and tectonic history of the lower grade Skelton Group meta-sediments between the Skelton and Koettlitz Glaciers [K002_1975_1976_NZ_1]
A study of the low grade meta-sedimentary rocks of the Skelton and Koettlitz Glacier areas including the unmapped Mt Cocks Range at the head of the Koettlitz Glacier was investigated to add to the ...


7. Sedimentological and palaentological examination of the Devonian Horlick formation in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains [K026_1979_1980_NZ_1]
15 sections of the Horlick formation were measured in detail along the Ohio escarpment from Discovery Ridge to Lackey Ridge. The Ohio Range contains the only well exposed record of unequivocally marine ...


8. Sedimentological and structural measurements and rock samples for radiometric dating of the Swanson Group and Ford Granodiorite of the Ford Ranges, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica [K051_1978_1979_NZ_1]
The purpose of the expedition was to examine in detail the pre-Cenozoic geology of the Ford Ranges which comprise the main area of exposed rock in western Marie Byrd Land and the type area of two ...


9. Seismic profile survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay [K042_1974_1975_NZ_2]
As part of the Dry Valleys Drilling Project, the area of the McMurdo Sound drill hole was surveyed with a seismic survey profile and extended to cover the whole of the McMurdo Sound region to determine ...


10. Statigraphy of the Heimdall and Conrow Glacier area [K026_1976_1977_NZ_2]
The stratigraphy of the Heimdall and Conrow Glacier area was determined to compliment earlier work carried out by Victoria University Antarctic Expeditions to define the stratigraphy of the area between ...


11. Structural geology, sedimentology and geological mapping of the Robertson Bay Group along a traverse from the Pitkevitch Glacier to the Millen Range, North Victoria Land [K002_1981_1982_NZ_1]
A traverse from the head of Pitkevitch Glacier to the Millen Range was undertaken to investigate details of the structural geology and sedimentology of the Robertson Bay Group and its correlation ...


12. The Devonian trace fossils of the Taylor Group in the Darwin Glacier area [K026_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The principle aim of this expedition was to extend the knowledge of Devonian trace fossils in the Taylor Group in the Darwin Glacier area, to relate them to earlier published research in the Dry Valley ...


13. The Heimdall Erosion surface [K051_2006_2007_NZ_1]
The Heimdall Erosion surface between Mt Jason, Mt Hercules, Mt Electra, Balham Valley, Vashka Lake and Sponsors Peak was investigated with the aim to evaluate the tectonic setting of early Beacon ...


14. The Heimdall and Kukri Erosion surfaces [K051_2007_2008_NZ_1]
The Heimdall Erosion Surface was followed southwards from the Olympus Range through the Asgard Range and onward to the mountains south of the Taylor-Ferrar Glaciers where it is said to die out or ...


15. The direction of magma flow and behaviour of the magma in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Pandora Spyre and Terra Cotta Mountain, Victoria Land [K061_2007_2008_NZ_1]
Exposed at Terra Cotta Mountain and Pandora Spyre are vertical bladelike bodies of basaltic rock which cut across older pale colored sedimentary rocks. The pathway the magma took to the earth's surface ...


16. The direction of magma flow in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Coombs Hills, Victoria Land [K061_2005_2006_NZ_1]
Exposed at Coombs Hills are vertical bladelike bodies of basaltic rock that cut across older white sedimentary rocks and through deposits of a Jurassic volcanic complex (Mawson Formation). The majority ...


17. The direction of magma flow in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Mt Gran and Terra Cotta Mountain, Victoria Land [K061_2004_2005_NZ_1]
An outcrop of the 'plumbing system' of one of the largest volcanic events known was investigated at Mt Gran and Terra Cotta Mountain (Victoria Land) to determine how magma reached the surface to feed ...


18. The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area [K002_1960_1961_NZ_2]
The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area was examined to describe the structure, formation and depositional history of the region. Three types of sedimentary rock types were present in ...


19. The geology of the ridges between the Campbell and Aviator Glaciers and Franklin Island, north Victoria Land [K002_1966_1967_NZ_3]
The geology of the ridges between the Campbell and Aviator Glacier, north Victoria Land, was investigated. The oldest rocks in the area are early Paleozoic or PreCambrian metasediments and metavolcanics ...


20. The physical features and dynamics of Ferrar dolerite dykes and sills within the Allan Hills, Victoria Land [K061_2006_2007_NZ_1]
At Allan Hills, dykes and sills are respectively sub-vertical and sub-horizontal magma bodies of fine textured basaltic rock, remnants of the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province when large ...


21. The pre-Devonian structural and metamorphic history of the basement in the Victoria and Wright Valleys [K042_1984_1985_NZ_1]
The pre-Devonian structural and metamorphic history of the basement in the Victoria and Wright Valleys, with emphasis on the depth of burial and amount of uplift prior to Beacon sedimentation, was ...


22. The relationship between major rock groups in the region around the Rennick Glacier, North Victoria Land [K002_1967_1968_NZ_1]
The relationship between major rock groups in the region around the Rennick Glacier was investigated including the Robertson Bay Group (greywacke and argillites), the Bowers Group (shallow water sediments, ...


23. The stratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of surface and subsurface late Cenozoic Ross Sea drift from drill cores taken in the eastern Taylor Valley [K010_1980_1983_NZ_1]
In the 1980/81 and 1982/83 Antarctic field seasons, drilling and mapping were undertaken as part of a programme in the eastern Taylor Valley to investigate the late Cenozoic glacial history of the ...


24. Topographical and geological mapping and investigations of the areas around the Holyoake, Cobham, Swithinbank and Queen Elizabeth Ranges [K002_1964_1965_NZ_1]
Previous mapping of the Miller Range (1961-1962) and the Holyoake Range (60-61) resulted in a generalized stratigraphy for the region but comparisons were tentative as the rock sequences were completely ...


25. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the Queen Maud Mountains bordering the Ross Ice Shelf between the Axel Heiberg and Shackleton Glaciers [K002_1963_1964_NZ_2]
Geological and topographical surveys were carried out in the mountains bordering the Ross Ice Shelf between the Axel Heiberg and Shackleton Glaciers. The objective was to establish what major rock ...


26. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the area between the Mawson and Preistly Glaciers, North Victoria Land [K002_1962_1963_NZ_1]
Survey work sufficient to provide ground control for topographical mapping was carried out. The area mapped included the part of North Victoria Land bounded by the Mawson Glacier in the south and ...


27. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the area between the Pennell and Tucker Glaciers to the Oates Land coast in north Victoria Land [K002_1963_1964_NZ_1]
An area roughly bounded by the Matusevich Glacier (157°, 30'E) in the west to the Tucker Glacier in the east and from 72° S north to the Oates Land coast was examined in reconnaissance fashion, including ...


28. Topographical and geological surveys at Carapace Nunatak, Allan Nunatak and the Coombs Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K002_1964_1965_NZ_2]
A detailed geological study of Carapace Nunatak, Allan Nunatak and the Coombs Hills at the head of the Mawson and Mackay Glaciers was conducted. The whole are was systematically covered with three ...


29. Topographical and geological surveys of the area at the head of the Priestly, Campbell, Aviator, Mariner and Rennick Glaciers, North Victoria Land [K002_1962_1963_NZ_2]
The area at the head of the Priestly, Campbell, Aviator, Mariner and Rennick Glaciers and eastwards to the coast was surveyed by a basic triangulation network and ground photography, some 14,000 square ...


30. Volcanic and geothermal activity of Mt Melbourne [K002_1966_1967_NZ_2]
The southern side of Mt Melbourne was ascended to examine the present day thermal activity and the evidence for historic volcanism of the mountain. Many small recent looking volcanic cones and mounds ...


31. Volcanology and sedimentology of the phreatomagmatic eruptive system of the Mawson Formation in Coombs Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1999_2000_NZ_1]
The volcanology and sedimentology of a phreatomagmatic eruptive system in the Coombs Hills, Victoria Land was investigated to determine how magmatism is initiated and evolves during continental rifting. ...


32. 1:25,000 geological mapping of the St Johns Range from the central Wright Valley to the Mackay Glacier and from the Miller Glacier to west of Victoria Valley [K112_1990_1991_NZ_1]
The DSIRGEO mapping programme in the 1990/91 season was designed to link the area covered in 1989/90 (Convoy Range) with that covered in 1988/89 (Thundergut Sheet). The eventual aim of the programme ...


33. A reconstruction of the record of volcanic processes within the vent of a large and explosive basaltic eruption in the Mawson Formation in the Allan Hills [K061_2001_2002_NZ_2]
The contact relationship between volcanic deposits and surrounding country rocks of the Beacon Supergroup are steep over a large area. Beyond the landslide deposits along the contact between Beacon ...


34. Broadband seismic wavefield data recorded at a temporary array in the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) [TAM-bband-9900]
These earthquake data contain broadband seismic wavefield recordings, as recorded by a temporary array placed in the Trans-antarctic Mountains during the summer of 1999-2000. The experiment was carried ...


35. Detailed rock sampling for K-Ar and Rb-Sr geochronological dating studies of the Rennick and Matusevich Glacier region: GANOVEX V [K002_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The GANOVEX V Expedition (German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition) was carried out aboard the M.V. Polar Queen, research vessel. The area visited was the Oates Land Coast. Detailed rock sampling ...


36. Determination of a polar wander path for Beacon Supergroup at Mount Bastion, West Beacon and Table Mountain [K042_1978_1979_NZ_1]
The Beacon Supergroup in the McMurdo Sound region is a flat lying continental sequence about 2000m thick and ranging in age from Early Devonian to Late Triassic (400 to 180 my BP). A polar wander ...


37. 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 [K042_1974_1975_NZ_4]
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 ...


38. Early geological, glaciology and biological investigations of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the Koettlitz Glacier area and Darwin Glacier area by Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expeditions [K042_1957_1963_NZ_1]
The Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) was mounted to complete the detailed investigations of the extensive ice free area of Victoria Land between the Taylor and Mackay ...


39. Examination of the Buckeye Tillite formation, the trace fossils within the Devonian Horlick formation and the Permian Coal Measure in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains [K026_1983_1984_NZ_1]
A second season of field work was undertaken in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains as a three fold geological study to complete the stratigraphy of the area. This included an analysis of the ...


40. Field and petrographic descriptions of the outcrops of the McMurdo Volcanic Group in the Royal Society Ranges, northwest of the Koettlitz Glacier [K002_1977_1978_NZ_2]
Detailed field and petrographic observations of the outcrops of McMurdo Volcanics Group in the Southern Foothills of the Royal Society Range from Foster Crater in the south to Marshall Valley in the ...


41. GPR profiles and sediment samples from raised beaches along the McMurdo Sound coast to understand the composition, make up and mode of contruction of the beaches [K015_1998_2000_NZ_1]
Due to the continued uplift of the coastline as a response to the retreat of the last glacial maximum ice sheet, beaches are raised above the level of wave and ice push activity and are essentially ...


42. Geochemistry, paleomagnetism and intrusive history of the Ferrar Dolerites, Antarctica [K061_2004_2007_NZ_1]
A suite of geological samples were collected in the Transanatarctic Mountains for paleomagnetic and geochemical analysis. Combined with field observations, these samples will help determine magma ...


43. Geochemistry, petrology and structure of Mt Dromedary/Koettlitz glacier area [K002_1970_1974_NZ_1]
Geological investigations and mapping was conducted in the Mt Dromedary/Koettlitz Glacier area over two field seasons. Detailed geological mapping was conducted at a 1:50,000 scale. Sufficient samples ...


44. Geological and laboratory analysis of rock samples from the Ruppert Coast-Hobb Coast, Marie Byrd Land, Kohler Range and Bear Peninsula to understand the Mesozoic Pacific ocean during Gondwanaland breakup [K051_1990_1993_NZ_1]
Prior to the breakup of Gondwanaland there was an entire southern rim to the Pacific extending from New Calendonia through New Zealand, West Antarctica to Patagonia. Understanding the Mesozoic tectonics ...


45. Geological examination and sampling of Devonian Aztec Siltstone, the fish bearing red bed sequence and Permian coal measures for pollen and coal rank studies [K042_1973_1974_NZ_1]
Sections of Aztec siltstone at Mt Metschel, in the Alligator Peak area, Shapeless Mountain, Mount Fleming, the Lashly Mountains and Aztec Mountain were examined and sampled on a very detailed scale ...


46. Geological examination, mapping and sampling of the Mawson Volcano breccias at Shapeless Mountain and Allan Hills [K042_1972_1973_NZ_2]
A detailed study and sampling programme of the Mawson volcano breccia was carried out at Shapeless Mountain and on neighbouring Mistake Peak. Paleomagnetic measurements were used to determine the ...


47. Geological examination, stratigraphic sections, mapping and sample collection of Beacon and Ferrar rocks and fossils in the area between the Skelton Neve and the Mackay Glacier [K042_1971_1972_NZ_3]
Beacon and Ferrar rocks were studied just west of the Dry Valleys, between the Skelton Neve and the Mackay Glacier area. Detailed stratigraphic sections were measured with staff and level at Mistake ...


48. Geological investigation and mapping of the Wellar Coal Measures to determine the depositional environment [K042_1979_1980_NZ_1]
In the 1978-79 field season, the Beacon Supergroup and the intruding Ferrar Dolerite were mapped at Mt Fleming and Horseshoe Mountain including three laterally related sections of the Wellar Coal ...


49. Geological investigation of the Priestly Formation and Snowy Point Gneiss Complex in the Berg Mountains from Terra Nova Bay to Campbell Glacier, Oates Coast, North Victoria Land: GANOVEX VII [K002_1992_1993_NZ_1]
As part of the GANOVEX VII Expedition (German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition) two research topics were investigated; a) the passage of metasedimentary Priestley Formation into gneisses of ...


50. Geological investigation of the stratigraphic succession through the thickest portion of the Bowers Groups and rock and fossil samples for paleontological and depositional dating, Bowers Mountains, Northern Victoria Land [K051_1973_1974_NZ_1]
The Lower Paleozoic rocks of North Victoria Land occupy a key position in any reconstruction of the New Zealand/Australian/Antarctic segment of Gondwanaland. To know the precise age of the Antarctic ...


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