Chemical analysis of various geological samples from Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, supplement to: Fioretti, A M; Lanza, R (2000): Preliminary palaeomagnetic results from the Devono-Carboniferous Admiralty intrusives (Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica). Terra Antartica, 7(5), 657-664

This paper reports the results of a preliminary palaeomagnetic investigation of the Admiralty Intrusives complex of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. The samples were collected at Mt. Supernal and Inferno Peak, two pinions mainly formed of granodiorite and minor tonalite and emplaced at ab. 350 Ma at a high crustal level, as shown by amphibole geobarometric data and occurrence of miarolitic cavities. Microprobe and isothermal remanence analyses showed that magnetite. characterized by low coercivity and Curic point in the range 550-570 °C is the only primary ferromagnetic mineral. Stepwise thermaldemagnetization succeeded in isolatingamagnetization component. stable up to 530 °C.The virtual geomagnetic poles (VGPs) of the two plutons are different. That of Inferno Peak is consistent with the Australian palaeopoles of late Devonian-early Carboniferous age, whereas the location of the Mt. Supernal VGP probably results from the tectonic activity which affected the Ross Sea region during the Cenozoic.

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Creator Fioretti, A M; Lanza, R
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2000
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Size 6 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (165.700W, -73.067S, 165.983E, -72.117N); Inferno Peak, Victoria Land, Antarctica; Mount Supernal, Victoria Land, Antarctica