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Sedimentological and palaentological examination of the Devonian Horlick formation in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains
Entry ID: K026_1979_1980_NZ_1

Abstract: 15 sections of the Horlick formation were measured in detail along the Ohio escarpment from Discovery Ridge to Lackey Ridge. The Ohio Range contains the only well exposed record of unequivocally marine Devonian sediments in Antarctica, and is a unique and rarely visited locality. Three sections were studied on Discovery Ridge where the main lithofacies were established. One section was studied on ... View entire text
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  N: -84.75   S: -84.75   E: 114.0   W: 114.0

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Start Date: 1979-11-20
Stop Date: 1980-01-30
Quality Canterbury Museum holds over 2000 rock specimens from Antarctica. Most of these represent the lithologies of the Beacon Supergroup of rocks and were collected during several NZARP events over a number of seasons in the 1970s and 1980s. The collections were made at a number of sites in the Transantarctic Mountains of Victoria Land. In addition, small collections were made at Cape Adare and Cape ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04