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Lateral profiling of facies and sediments, and examination of trace fossils and altered Pivot Member sediments to describe the depositional environment of the quartzose sandstones of the Beacon Supergroup
Entry ID: K040_1993_1994_NZ_1

Abstract: The origin of quartzose sandstones in the lower part (Devonian) of the Beacon Supergroup, southern Victoria Land, has generated considerable debate. This project examined in detail the lowermost Beacon Supergroup, specifically the New Mountain Sandstone at Table Mountain. Data was collected by measuring (primarily describing facies and recording paleocurrent directions) closely spaced vertical ... View entire text
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  N: -77.83   S: -78.08   E: 162.25   W: 161.5
Min Altitude: 1000 Max Altitude: 2170
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2

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Start Date: 1993-12-08
Stop Date: 1994-01-17
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Wizevich, M.C. Fluvial-Eolian deposits in the Devonian New Mountain Sandstone, Table Mountain, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: sedimentary architecture, genesis and stratigraphic evolution. In: Antarctic region: geological evolution and processes; proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Antarctic Geological Sciences, Sienna, Sept 10-15, 1995.Ricci C.A. (ed) Sienna: Terra Antartica Publications. 1997. pp.933-944. ISBN 8890022108
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23