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The direction of magma flow and behaviour of the magma in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Pandora Spyre and Terra Cotta Mountain, Victoria Land
Entry ID: K061_2007_2008_NZ_1

Abstract: Exposed at Terra Cotta Mountain and Pandora Spyre are vertical bladelike bodies of basaltic rock which cut across older pale colored sedimentary rocks. The pathway the magma took to the earth's surface when it erupted and the behaviour of rising basaltic magma as it advanced towards the surface was investigated. Field observations of dyke texture, vesicularity, crystal population and lithic ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.73   S: -77.9   E: 161.34   W: 161.33
Min Altitude: 800 Max Altitude: 2000

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-11-20
Stop Date: 2007-12-20
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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