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Investigation of petrified logs, palaeobotanical materical and tree growth rings from Allan Hills for intrepretation of the palaeoclimate of the area
Entry ID: K042_1997_1998_NZ_1

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Abstract: Allan Hills is known for its record of climate preserved in petrified logs 260 million years old in the Wellar coal measure. A study of the logs is part of a wider study on ancient forests in Jurassic strata at Curio Bay and Kawhia in New Zealand. Samples of palaeobotanical material was collected for processing for spores and pollen grains. Silicified foosil wood was found in several coal and ... View entire text
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  N: -76.58   S: -76.83   E: 160.0   W: 159.42

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Start Date: 1997-12-09
Stop Date: 1997-12-19
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Quality Samples are stored in the Victoria University of Wellington Petrology collection. For more information see the PhD thesis, or please contact the investigator.
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Thorne, V. 2000. Enigmatic High Palaeoaltitude Forests of Gondwanaland. Ph.D. Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. (2 volumes, 610 pp. (text, figures and tables) + 37 photographic plates (unpublished)).
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-18
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