Genesis of Volcanic Rocks, Heard Island
Entry ID: ASAC_400

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Oceanic basalts are produced by melting of the Earth's mantle and are widely used to probe its composition. The observation of systematic, coupled variations in the neodymium, strontium and lead isotopic compositions of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -54.0   E: 73.0   W: 72.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-09-30
Stop Date: 1995-03-31
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Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Department of Earth Sciences
Monash University
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Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3168
Country: Australia
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Barling J., Goldstein S.L. (1990) Extreme isotopic variations in Heard Island lavas and the nature of mantle reservoirs. Nature 348. 59

Barling J. (1990) Heard and McDonald Islands. Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans 48. 435-441

Barling J. (1990) The Petrogenesis of the Newer Lavas of Heard Island, Southern Indian Ocean;
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-10-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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