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Geochemistry, paleomagnetism and intrusive history of the Ferrar Dolerites, Antarctica
Entry ID: K061_2004_2007_NZ_1

Abstract: A suite of geological samples were collected in the Transanatarctic Mountains for paleomagnetic and geochemical analysis. Combined with field observations, these samples will help determine magma flow directions at upper crustal depths during emplacement of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province at c. 180 Ma. Paleomagnetic samples are oriented; rock samples average 1 kg. About 300 kg of rock was sampled per season overall. Samples are housed at the Department of Geology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.96   S: -77.9   E: 161.37   W: 161.05
Min Altitude: 1100 Max Altitude: 1792
  N: -76.76   S: -76.82   E: 160.1   W: 159.85
Min Altitude: 1820 Max Altitude: 2675
  N: -76.68   S: -76.7   E: 159.83   W: 159.75
Min Altitude: 1685 Max Altitude: 1983

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-12-07
Stop Date: 2004-12-16
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Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 180 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 180 Ma
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Quality Any remaining geological samples are lodged in the geology department, University of Otago. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Geology department
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23