Fission track dating of granitic rocks in the Wright Valley
Entry ID: K042_1981_1982_NZ_3

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Abstract: Samples of granitic rocks suitable for fission track dating from the eastern end of the Wright Valley and along the coast of McMurdo Sound between Gneiss Point and Spike Cape were collected. The samples were collected at controlled elevations over as wide a vertical interval as possible.
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Description: This project continued and became the PhD topic for Dr Paul Fitzgerald. Both metadata summaries are related.

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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.25   S: -77.67   E: 164.0   W: 162.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-11-21
Stop Date: 1981-11-30
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Quality This was the initial investigation which then led into a 3 year study for a PhD thesis. More information is available in the related metadata. Please contact the investigators for more information on the findings.
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Gleadow, A.J.W. Fission track dating (K7B). in: Immediate report - Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 26. Wellington: Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington. 1982. pp.15
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-17
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