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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. Petrology and geochemistry of alkaline and granitoid intrusions, Pipecleaner Glacier region, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1989_1990_NZ_2]
The primary aim was to extend the field mapping, undertaken by previous MSc students from Otage University in Southern Victoria Land. The area mapped included the Miers Valley and around the Pipecleaner ...


4. 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 ...


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. Petrological evolution of basement granitoids Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1986_1987_NZ_1]
Several workers have studied the basement and other granitoids in the Dry Valleys, without a detailed petrographical and chemical study of these rocks. This study was aimed at elucidating the evolution ...


7. Petrology of Koettlitz Group meto-sediments and gneisses from the mid Taylor Valley and mid Ferrar Glacier areas [K061_1986_1987_NZ_3]
Highly deformed Koettlitz Group rocks from the mid Taylor Valley, Dun Glacier and Catherdral Rocks areas contain migmatitic and non-migmatitic gneisses of unknown parentage. Detailed mapping and examination ...


8. 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 ...


9. 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 ...


10. 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 ...


11. Southern Victoria Land Geological Map, 1:250 000, GNS Science [K105_2008_2009_NZ_2]
Geological field observations collected from New Harbour, Kukri Hills, Ferrar Glacier, Bettle Peak, Blue Glacier, Mt Lister, Salmon Valley, Cape Chocolate and Walcott Bay; of basement rock, Beacon ...


12. 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 ...


13. Structural evolution of northern Walcott Bay, South Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1993_1994_NZ_1]
Extensive field mapping was carried out in the Hidden Valley area to extend the mapping undertaken in previous years. Several samples were collected and were used to determine the geochemical and ...


14. 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 ...


15. 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 ...


16. The Dry Valleys Drilling Project [Dry_Valley_Drilling_Project]
The Dry Valleys Drilling Project (DVDP) was predominately an international project between scientists from New Zealand, the US, and Japan, which drilled 14 holes in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica (especially ...


17. The Ferrar Dolerite intrusives of Terra Cotta Mountain, McMurdo Dry Valleys [K061_1987_1988_NZ_3]
The Ferrar Dolerite Group intrusives exposed on the north face of Terra Cotta Mountain on the Upper Taylor Glacier was studied in detail and then expanded to a more regional scale. The work was an ...


18. 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 ...


19. 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 ...


20. The Marshall Valley Drilling Project [K021_1985_1986_NZ_1]
Three bore holes were drilled in the Marshall Valley approximately 1km apart to determine the Quaternary glacial stratigraphy of the area. The first hole was 24.52m in depth, the second was 31.92m ...


21. 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 ...


22. 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 ...


23. The petrogenesis, petrography, geochemistry and inter-relationships of various dyke intrusives observed in the Wright Valley [K061_1987_1988_NZ_2]
The petrogenesis, petrography, geochemistry and inter-relationships of various dyke intrusives observed in the Wright Valley was investigated. Samples of the different dyke types present were collected ...


24. 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 ...


25. 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, ...


26. The structure and metamorphic development of a mid-crustal shear zone that occurs in the basement rocks east of Mt. Dromedary (Koettlitz area), South Victoria Land [K061_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The structure and metamorphic development of a mid-crustal shear zone that occurs in the basement rocks east of Mt. Dromedary, South Victoria Land, was determined. The emphasis was on the structural ...


27. 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 ...


28. 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 ...


29. 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 ...


30. 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 ...


31. 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 ...


32. 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 ...


33. 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 ...


34. 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 ...


35. A comparative examination of the origin, structure and metamorphism of the Skelton and Koettlitz Group (basement lithologies) in South Victoria Land, Antarctica. [K061_1992_1995_NZ_1]
A comparative examination of the origin, structure and metamorphism of the Skelton and Koettlitz Group (Wilson Terrane) was carried out over three field seasons to determine a) if the two groups could ...


36. A detailed study of the origin of Olympus Granite Gneiss [K061_1986_1987_NZ_2]
A detailed study of the Olympus Granite Gneiss with particular emphasis on foliation development and its relationship to deformation of Koettlitz Group metasediments, in an attempt to understand its ...


37. An investigation of the lower Wellar Coal Measure sequence [K026_1976_1977_NZ_4]
The lower Wellar Coal Measure sequence was investigated and extensively sampled. A thin, unusually textured horizon, with the appearance of an ash deposit, was traced along the entire northern side ...


38. Dating of the Ross Sea glaciations from the Koettlitz Glacier region [K021_1986_1987_NZ_1]
The interaction between the Koettlitz Glacier and Trough Lake was determined as a model for the Quaternary proglacial lakes which occupy many of the coastal valleys of the McMurdo Oasis. Trough Lake ...


39. Detailed investigation of the basement geology of the St Johns range, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Mapping of the plutonic intrusions [K061_1990_1991_NZ_2]
Field work was carried out on basement rocks in the St. Johns Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Rock samples of dyke swarms exposed in homogenous granite on the Kukri erosion surface were collected, granitoid ...


40. Detailed investigation of the basement geology of the St Johns range, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Structural and lithological mapping of the Koettlitz Group [K061_1990_1991_NZ_1]
Variations in lithology and structure were mapped to try and determine a relationship between metamorphism, deformation and pluton intrusion in an orogenic belt and to propose an origin for the orthogneiss ...


41. 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 ...


42. 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 ...


43. Determining the origin of the Mawson Diamictite in the Coombs Hills, Carapace Nunatuk Region [K026_1976_1977_NZ_3]
The Mawson Diamictite of the Coombs Hills was visited to compare the succession with that of Carapace Nunatak 10 km to the west. At Carapace Nunatak a pronounced ridge of hyaloclastite with fossiliferous ...


44. Dismal Geology: a study of magmatic and subsolidus processes in a carbonated alkaline intrusion, Southern Victoria Land. [K061_1989_1990_NZ_1]
The Granite Harbour Intrusives of Southern Victoria Land are comprised of a range of dominantly silica oversaturated rocks. Saturated and undersaturated intrusions are also present but are subordinate ...


45. 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 ...


46. Evaluation of a portable drill for obtaining orientated paleomagnetic samples and detailed mapping and sampling of McMurdo volcanics for petrographic examination and detailed geochemistry studies [K042_1971_1972_NZ_1]
An evaluation of the use a portable drill for obtaining oriented paleomagnetic samples was undertaken on Ross Island. In all, 19 sites were sampled using the drill at Cape Crozier, Cape Bird, Cape ...


47. Examination of the Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges [K042_1968_1969_NZ_1]
The Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges was investigated in two phases. The first phase involved visits to ranges and nunataks around the Skelton Neve ...


48. 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 ...


49. 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 ...


50. Frio Shear Zone: investigation of a major tectonic boundary in South Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1999_2000_NZ_2]
The Frio Shear Zone (FSZ) is a 4km wide, ductile shear zone, forming the boundary between two structural blocks, Walcott Block to the southwest and Dry Valleys Block to the northeast, in South Victoria ...


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