Basement geology of the Beardmore Glacier region by John D. Gunner

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  • Antarctica,
  • Transantarctic Mountains.


  • Vertebraria -- Antarctica -- Transantarctic Mountains,
  • Coal,
  • Gondwana (Geology),
  • Vertebrates, Fossil,
  • Paleontology -- Triassic,
  • Paleontology -- Antarctica -- Transantarctic Mountains

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StatementJohn D. Gunner. Triassic vertebrates in the Transantarctic Mountains / Edwin H. Colbert. Forms and facies of Vertebraria in relation to Gondwana coal / James M. Schopf.
SeriesGeology of the central Transantarctic Mountains ;, papers 1-3, Antarctic research series ;, v. 36, papers 1-3, Geology of the central Transantarctic Mountains ;, paper 1-3., Antarctic research series ;, v. 36, paper 1-3.
ContributionsColbert, Edwin Harris, 1905-, Schopf, James Morton, 1911-
LC ClassificationsQE350 .G46 papers 1-3, QE961 .G46 papers 1-3
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Pagination62 p. :
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3488988M
ISBN 100875901840
LC Control Number82008679

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Get this from a library. Basement geology of the Beardmore Glacier region. [John D Gunner] -- Examination of the sedimentary rocks and intercalated volcanics underlying the Beardmore Glacier, adjoining the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gunner, John D.

Basement geology of the Beardmore Glacier region. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union, Summary In the Beardmore Glacier region the basement complex consists of the Nimrod, Beardmore, and Byrd Groups, each predominantly of sedimentary origin, and the Granite Harbour Intrusives.

The Ni Cited by: 8. tive to the present basal load of the Meserve Glacier as well as on values for the rate of retreat of the Meserve Glacier from its outer and intermediate moraines. Geology of the Beardmore Glacier Area, Transantarctic Mountains. PETER J. BARRETT, DAVID H.

ELLIOT, JOHN GUNNER, and. JOHN F. LINDSAY. Institute of Polar Studies Ohio State University. It is a book series designed to serve scientists and graduate students actively engaged in Antarctic or closely related research and others versed in the biological or physical sciences.

Basement Geology of the Beardmore Glacier Region (Pages: ) John D. Gunner; Geology of the Basement Complex, Western Queen Maud Mountains, Antarctica. Isotopic and geochemical studies of the pre-devonian basement complex Beardmore Glacier Region, Antarctica. [John D Gunner] by John Gunner and Dept.

of Geology and Mineralogy, the Ohio State University. Reviews. Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>. Although it did not work in the Beardmore region, the New Zealand Geological and Survey Expedition obtained results with some bearing on Beardmore geology. Most of the geological work done by this expedition was in the coastal ranges of basement rocks between the Nimrod and Byrd Glaciers.

Download Citation | The Transantarctic Mountains | We now return to the Brown Hills of southern Victoria Land (Section ) and get ready to move south across the Byrd Glacier into the central.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Beardmore Glacier / R.L. Oliver --Some basement rock relations in Antarctica / R.L. Oliver --Outline of the geology between [and others] --A summary of the geology of the region between Byrd and Starshot glaciers, south Victoria Land / D.N.B.

Skinner --Geology of the region around Lützow. Summary The Baecon Supergroup and Ferrar Group in the Beardmore area comprise a platform sequence 4 km thick and ranging in age from Devonian to Jurassic.

Department of Geology Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee Sedimentologic aspects of the glaciogenic Pagoda Formation place constraints upon the paleotectonic setting of the Beardmore Glacier area during Permo-Carboniferous time and pertain in particular to the proximity of this region to the paleo-Pacific margin of Gondwana.

Structural mapping in the Beardmore Glacier area in the season demonstrated the widespread occurrence of Jur-assic normal faulting and established the trends of Jurassic Fer-rar dolerite dikes in the region. The orientation patterns of Jurassic faults and dikes in the Beardmore area correspond.

16 kilometers south of Byrd Glacier and at Cape Maude about 56 kilometers northwest of Beardmore Glacier. Fuel caches were placed on the Mill Glacier by LC aircraft and at vari-ous points along the mountain front by helicopter.

Only 8 days were lost entirely to weather, including a 4-day break in mid-December and a 2-day shutdown in early. The Baecon Supergroup and Ferrar Group in the Beardmore area comprise a platform sequence 4 km thick and ranging in age from Devonian to Jurassic.

The sequence, which is now folded into a very broad syncline plunging gently to the south‐southeast, rests on a surface of low relief cut Basement geology of the Beardmore Glacier region book a basement of metasedimentary rocks intruded by. The basement rocks in the northern part of the range are strongly folded, late Precambrian greywackes and phyllites intruded by post–tectonic plutons of microcline–biotite granite.

Cambrian limestones and conglomerates containing Archaeocyathinae crop out as a basement inlier at the Buckley nunatak at the head of the Beardmore Glacier.

A modern camp on the Beardmore Glacier to study the geology of the area, December Fossil leaves found in rocks alongside the Beardmore Glacier A geologist in cracking open rocks to reveal plants fossils from the Triassic era, over million years ago. the Beardmore Glacier at 84°23S °14E.

The sample was collected by Mark Mabin from unit 6 ( meters above the base) of a section of interbedded diamictite and laminated silts and was taken from the upper of two white 1-centimeter-thick layers of.

the work of the Beardmore expedition ofled by David Elliot, Institute of Polar Studies of The Ohio State University, and supported by the National Science Foundation. Helicopter support by Antarctic Development Squadron 6 was essential to obtain sub-stantial collections from many of the plant localities.

rocks, and the basement complex. Gunner JD () Basement geology of the Beardmore Glacier region. In: Turner MD, Splettstoesser JF (eds) Geology of the Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctic Research Series, vol. American Geophysical.

Union, Washingtion, DC, pp 1–9 CrossRef Google Scholar. The “Goldie Formation”, (Gunn and Walcott,‘The Geology of the Mt Markham Region, Ross Dependency, Antarctica’, s.

5,(3), ) reveals along the western side of the Lowery Glacier the same thin-bedded greywacke-argillite in isoclinal folds which, by stereographic projection have NNW-SSE axes with a plunge of. Basement geology of the Beardmore Glacier region / John D.

Gunner; Haswell Is-Bunger Hills [cartographic material] Fluvial sedimentology and basin analysis of the Permean Fairchild and Buckley Formations, Beardmore Glac.

Notes on the geology of the area between the heads of the Beardmore and Shackleton glaciers, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and. to m above the base of the Buckley Formation in the Beardmore Glacier area, and has been found in a similar stratigraphic position in the Scott Glacier area about km to the southeast (Minshew, ).

Geography. The mountain range stretches between the Ross Sea and the Weddell Sea the entire width of Antarctica, hence the name. With a total length of about 3, km, the Transantarctic Mountains are one of the longest mountain ranges on Antarctandes are even longer, having in common with the Transantarctic Mountains the ranges from Cape Adare to the.

Crossing the Ross Ice Shelf, Shackleton found a passage up the Beardmore Glacier to the Polar Plateau, but wisely stopped short of the pole at 88°23′S and °E as their supplies dwindled.

In the upper reaches of the Beardmore Glacier, Wild spotted coal in the Beacon Sandstone on Buckley Island, which was later identified as Permian in age.

Journals & Books; Register provides the first comprehensive account of the glaciology, glacial geology, topography, and geology of the Beardmore Glacier region. Wright (, p. 5) cites David and Priestley (, p. ) who believed that a low platform on the northern side of Mt Hope near the mouth of Beardmore valley was cut by marine.

Gunner ic and geochemical studies of the pre-Devonian basement complex, Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica Inst. Polar Stud. Rep. 41, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (), p. Google Scholar. ' Beardmore Glacier Just a tiny note to be taken back by the dogs. of wind-blown debris, an undoubted bit of sandstone and a bit of black basalt.

We must get to know more of the geology before leaving the glacier finally. sitting in our tent waiting for the fog to clear--an exasperating position as we are in the worst crevassed region.

The Nimrod Glacier region has the most extensive exposures of basement rocks between south Victoria Land and the Scott Glacier region.

It is a prime target for study because of the thick siliciclastic and carbonate sequences, the rich biota in the carbonate beds, the post-orogenic coarse clastic sequences, the cross-strike extent of the.

Specimens of polymictic conglomerate from the Beardmore Glacier moraines, all in the University of Kansas collections. Scale bar = 10 mm in the polished surfaces of a. Report 41 / Gunner, J. / ISOTOPIC AND GEOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF THE PRE-DEVONIAN BASEMENT COMPLEX, BEARDMORE GLACIER REGION, ANTARCTICA, Columbus,pb, pages, 44 figs., 22 tables, - 2 - $ 12 Geology Books U.S.

State Geology. The Ross orogen of Antarctica is one of Earth's great Phanerozoic mountain belts. It is thought from igneous geochemistry, deformation patterns, and sedimentation history to be the result of late Neoproterozoic and early Paleozoic plate-margin convergence between paleo-Pacific oceanic lithosphere and continental lithosphere represented by the composite East Antarctic shield.

West of Terra Nova Bay and in the Beardmore Glacier region, lavas, tuffs and pyroclastic rocks occur, up to m thick, but elsewhere only thin sequences remain. Locally within the basaltic deposits, there are weathered zones with fossil soils and sediments containing Middle Jurassic fossils.

In contrast to the Victoria Land-Horlick region, basement rocks seldom crop out in this region, being deeply depressed beneath the sedimentary rocks. Grindley, The geology of the Queen Alexandra Range, Beardmore Glacier Ross Dependency, Antarctica; with notes on the correlation of Gondwana sequences, N.

Zealand 1. Geol. The Miller Range region in the central Transantarctic Mountains (CTM) provides the only window into the pre-Ross Orogen basement rocks between Adélie Land and the Shackleton Range (), a distance of more than 3,in CTM, the Nimrod Group igneous and high grade metamorphic rocks have ages ranging from about – Ga (Goodge and.

Basement geology of the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica. Article. Jan ; John D. Gunner; The Beardmore Glacier basement complex consists of the Nimrod, Beardmore, and Byrd Groups, and the. Papers Basement geology of the Beardmore glacier region / J.D.

Gunner. --Triassic vertebrates in teh Transantarctic Mountains / E.H. Colbert. --Forms and facies of vertebraria in relation to Gondwana coal / J.M. Schopf. --Papers Glacial events in the Transantarctic Mountains / P.A.

Mayewski, R.P. Goldthwait. Some observations on the glacial geology of the Beardmore Glacier area. In: Antarctic Geology and Geo­ physics (RJ.

Adie, editor). Oslo, Universitetsforlaget. Skinner, D. B., and J. Ricker. The geology of the region between the Mawson and Priestley glaciers, north Victoria Land, Antarctica: part II, Upper Paleozoic to Qua­. Antarctic Paleobiology discusses the current status of paleobiology, principally paleobotany and palynology in Antarctica, and the interrelationship of Antarctic floras to those of other Gondwana continents.

It provides a broad coverage of the major groups of plants on the one hand, while on the other seeking to evaluate the vegetational history and the physical and biological. To study basement beneath the ice sheet along the Ross Sea margin of East Antarctica, wesampled glaciogenic materials sourced from the western continental interior (present-day coordinates) and deposited in the central TAM (2A).

The area of fo-cus is the paleogeographic equivalent of crust that now underlies the TAM and the adjacent inland region. THE EARLY MESOZOIC VOLCANICLASTIC PREBBLE FORMATION, BEARDMORE GLACIER AREA [Barrett, Peter J & Elliot, D.H.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

THE EARLY MESOZOIC VOLCANICLASTIC PREBBLE FORMATION, BEARDMORE GLACIER .The first exciting clues that Antarctica had not always been ice-covered were the leaf fossils of Glossopteris plants that Scott’s party brought back from the Beardmore Glacier region in   The scatter of data points in the Rb-Sr isotope-ratio diagram is evident in Fig.

Nevertheless, a least-squares, linear, and unweighted regression of all six data points yields straight line A with a slope m A =initial 87 Sr/ 86 Sr = ± (one standard deviation of the mean, s.d.m.).

The date corresponding to the slope is t A = ± 13 .

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