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Investigation of the shape, scale and distribution of irregular zones of fragmental rocks of the Mawson Formation at Coombs Hill to determine the precesses of volcanic vent evolution
Entry ID: K061_2002_2003_NZ_1

Abstract: The shape, scale and distribution of irregular zones of fragmental rocks within the overal chaotic deposits of the lower 300m of the Mawson Formation at Coombs Hills was determined. The chaotic deposits are thought to represent an unusually large composite volcanic conduit, in which subterranean jets of debris constitute an important transport mechanism. Geological mapping at scales varying from ... View entire text
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  N: -76.81   S: -76.81   E: 159.9   W: 159.9

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-11-25
Stop Date: 2003-01-07
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Quality Any remaining geological samples are lodged in the geology department, University of Otago. All data is in the MSc thesis. Some photographs and field notebooks may reside with the investigator.
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Email: james.white at
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Geology department
Universoty of Otago
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Ross, P.-S. Volcanology of the Mawson Formation at Coombs and Allan Hills, South Victoria Land, Antarctica.Ph.D., University of Otago : . 2005.

Ross, P.-S. White, J.D.L. Discontinuous volcanic eruptions in a phreatomagmatic vent complex: Coombs Hills, South Victoria Land. Canadian Antarctic research network newsletter 16: 4-6, 2003.

Ross, P.-S. Ukstins Peate, I. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23