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Palaeomagnetic measurements on rocks from Mt Crean to determine the continental drift of gondwanaland
Entry ID: K045_1994_1995_NZ_1

Abstract: The Beacon sediments of East Antarctica were deposited over the Devonian to Triassic geological periods, from 400 to 200 million years ago. Palaeomagnetic measurements on these rocks provide information on the continental drift of Gondwanaland and the geological history can be inferred. Past dating of Antarctic rocks finds a single pole, for a time 160 million years ago in the Jurassic period ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.97   S: -77.97   E: 160.0   W: 160.0
  N: -77.93   S: -77.93   E: 160.47   W: 160.47
  N: -77.88   S: -77.88   E: 159.5   W: 159.5

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-11-30
Stop Date: 1998-12-06
Quality Any remaining samples are stored in the Victoria University of Wellington rock collection, online on the PETLAB database.
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Stephen Eager
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School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science
Victoria University of Wellington
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04