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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
Entry ID: K061_2004_2005_NZ_1

Abstract: 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 massive basaltic lava flows of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province. The study provides information on the properties of the magma that was moving through Gondwana Land 180 million years ago. To ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.96   S: -77.9   E: 161.37   W: 161.05
Min Altitude: 1100 Max Altitude: 1792

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-12-07
Stop Date: 2004-12-19
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 180 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 180 Ma
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Quality Any remaining geological samples are lodged in the geology department, University of Otago. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Ross, P.-S. Ukstins Peate, I. McClintock, M.K. Xu, Y.G. Skilling, I.P. White, J.D.L. Houghton, B.F. Mafic volcaniclastic deposits in flood basalt provinces: A review. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research 145: 281-314, 2005.

White, J.D.L. Thordarson, T. McClintock, M. Ross, P.-S. Cracking the lid - dike emplacement above large sills of the Ferrar Province, Antarctica. Eos Transactions AGU 86(52): Abstract V23A-0690 , 2005.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24