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Geological mapping of the Beacon Supergroup at Mt Bastion, Skew Peak and Robinson Peak, South Victoria Land
Entry ID: K112_1984_1985_NZ_1

Abstract: The coal measure sequence in the Beacon Supergroup extends northwards from the Upper Wright Valley towards the Willett Range area (Mt Bastion/Skew Peak/Robison Peak). An area approximately 1,000km2 has been mapped in the Robinson Peak, Sponsors Peak, Mt Bastion Area at a scale of 1:50,000.The aim was to map in detail the coal bearing formations and associated formations of the Beacon Supergroup in the Mt Bastion, Robinson Peak, Skew Peak region. Coal seams cropping out in the region were sampled for subsequent laboratory analysis with a view to continue to assess the overall character of these coals and best mode of further co-ordinated assessment. Stratigraphic sections were measured in detail and described and samples were collected for petrology and palynology analysis.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -77.5   E: 161.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-12-13
Stop Date: 1985-01-17
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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 Rock samples collected from this study are held at GNS Science. They are not loaded into the PETLAB database, but should have catalogue numbers.
Please contact John Simes (J.Simes@gns.cri.nz) or Nick Mortimer (N.Mortimer@gns.cri.nz) for more information.
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Bradley, G.M. and Isaac, M.J. 1985. Detailed description of Robison Peak section measured by Event K112. In Rose, G. and Bradley, G.M. (Eds.). Report to the Ross Dependency Research Committee on Event K112, NZARP 1984/85 season. Antarctic Coal Measures study Group, New South Wales, Appendix 2, 25pp.
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