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The relationship between the structure of Shapeless Mountain and the volcanics of the Mawson Formation
Entry ID: K042_1982_1983_NZ_7

Abstract: Shapeless Mountain appears so because it is quite irregular structurally in contrast to the consistent near-horizontal stratification in the Beacon Supergroup elsewhere. Shapeless Mountain also has outcrops of the Mawson Formation, which at Allan Hills has been interpreted as volcanic mudflow deposits. The aim of this study was to determine the nature of the Mawson Formation, and to study the structural geology in detail to establish any relationship between the structure of Shapeless Mountain and the volcanics of the Mawson Formation.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.5   S: -77.5   E: 161.0   W: 159.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-11-19
Stop Date: 1983-01-03
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start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
here with 2 in span in link Ancillary Description
here with 3 in span in link Ancillary Description
Quality The data can be found in the publication. Rock sample analysis are contained in both Antarctic data series publications (K. Palmer, #12 and #14). Remaining samples are held by Victoria University of Wellington.
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Korsch, R.J. The structure of Shapeless Mountain, Antarctica and its relation to Jurassic igneous activity. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 27(4): 487-504, 1984.
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