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Age determination of the detrital zircon component of crustal slices of Ross Orogen from the Skelton Glacier and Royal Society Ranges areas
Entry ID: K062_2003_2004_NZ_1

Abstract: It is suggested that the Ross Orogeny is composed of a wide variety of crustal slices that are exotic to their present location and were accreted to the East Antarctic craton during the lower paleozoic Ross Orogeny. To test this hypothesis, rocks (metasedimentary rocks and granite) were sampled from crustal slices in both the Skelton Glacier and Royal Society Ranges including Renegar Glacier area, ... View entire text
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  N: -78.25   S: -79.0   E: 163.0   W: 161.0

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Start Date: 2003-12-04
Stop Date: 2003-12-04
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Veevers, J.J. Belousova, E.A. Saeed, A. Sircombe, K. Cooper, A.F. Read, S.E. Pan-Gondwanaland detrital zircons from Australia analysed for Hf isotopes and trace elements reflect an ice-covered Antarctic provenance of 700-500 Ma age, TDM of 2.0-1.0 Ga, and alkaline affinity. Earth science reviews 76: 135-174, 2006.
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-31
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