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Collection of display specimens for Canterbury Museum
Entry ID: K026_1975_1976_NZ_1

Abstract: A broad range and size of geological specimens, suitable for display purposes, was collected from the Ross Dependency, to give the public a better knowledge of the type of rocks outcropping in the Ross Dependency. An equally wide range of representative specimens from different formations and lithological types, was collected to create a detailed rock and fossil reference collection at the museum, to be available for visiting geologists. These were supplemented with site photographs and descriptions. The areas visited included the Taylor Valley near Lake Bonney, Carapace Nunatak, Mt Aeolus, Shapeless Mountain and Mt. Fleming.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.5   E: 159.0   W: 161.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-11-14
Stop Date: 1975-12-31
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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
Access Constraints Access to samples follows the specifications of Canterbury Museum.
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Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3892
Fax: +64 3 364 2769
Email: margaret.bradshaw at canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Postal Code: 8140
Country: New Zealand
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Bradshaw, M. Display material for Canterbury Museum. New Zealand Alpine Journal 31: 79-80, 1978.

Bradshaw, M. Has exploitation begun in Antarctica? Geological Society of New Zealand newsletter 45: 7-9, 1978.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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