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Palaeomagnetic measurements of red bed Beacon Supergroup rocks (Terra Cotta Siltstone and Aztec siltstone) samples from South Victoria Land
Entry ID: K042_1980_1981_NZ_3

Abstract: It had been previously found that sampled rocks from Beacon sandstones at Mt Bastion, Beacon Heights and Table Mountain were very weakly magnetised and their magnetic direction had been reset at the time of the massive dolerite intrusions during the Jurassic period. The reson for this is not clear and further investigation were conducted. Only the red beds which occur at two periods within the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.12   S: -78.12   E: 159.4   W: 159.4
  N: -78.45   S: -78.45   E: 158.72   W: 158.72
  N: -78.3   S: -78.3   E: 162.67   W: 162.67
  N: -77.97   S: -77.97   E: 161.98   W: 161.98
  N: -77.93   S: -77.93   E: 161.52   W: 161.52
  N: -77.88   S: -77.88   E: 159.58   W: 159.58
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55
  N: -78.1   S: -78.1   E: 164.0   W: 164.0
Max Altitude: 1700
Max Altitude: 1450
Max Altitude: 2500
Max Altitude: 1700
Max Altitude: 1500
Max Altitude: 2200

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-11-21
Stop Date: 1980-12-22

Start Date: 1981-01-14
Stop Date: 1981-01-20
ROCK CORERS Ancillary Description
Quality This study was reported in a BSc (Honours) thesis. All data should be contained within the thesis which is available at the Victoria University of Wellington library and related publications. Please contact the investigator for more information.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04