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Volcanology and sedimentology of the phreatomagmatic eruptive system of the Mawson Formation in Coombs Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Entry ID: K061_1999_2000_NZ_1

Abstract: 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.
Basic field mapping and thin section analysis were used on the Mawson formation at Coombs Hills to distinguish between and map the realtionships among
a) non-explosive intrusive ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.5   S: -77.0   E: 161.0   W: 159.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-11-28
Stop Date: 1999-12-28
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Quality Any remaining geological samples are lodged in the geology department, University of Otago. All data is in the MSc thesis. Some photographs and field notebooks may reside with the investigator.
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Geology department
Universoty of Otago
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McClintock, M.K. Phreatomagmatism at Coombs Hills, Antarctica: magma-water super-volcanism in a wet, failed rift. M.Sc., University of Otago : . 2001.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24