Selected major elements and trace elements of ferrar dolerite clasts from sediment core CRP-1 (Table 1,2), supplement to: Kyle, Philip R (1998): Ferrar dolerite clasts from CRP-1 drillcore. Terra Antartica, 5(3), 611-612

One of the objectives of the Cape Roberts Project is to study the tectonic history of the western Ross Sea region. Timing of the uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains, which are adjacent to the drillsite, will be a component of the tectonic studies (International Steering Committee, 1994; Cale Roberts Science Team, 1998a). The study of the clast samples from the core will be an important means of providing insight into the timing of uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains. Tholeiitic igneous rocks of the Jurassic (180 Ma) Ferrar large igneous province (FLIP) are widespreaded along the Transantarctic Mountains and have the potential to provide distinct indicators of erosion during uplift of the mountains. In the Transantarctic Mountains adjacent to the Cape Roberts drill site the FLIP is represented by lavas and pyroclastic of the Kirkpatrick basalts and by thick Ferrar dolerite sills which intrude the Beacon Supergroup sediments and, occasionally, the granitic basement rocks. In the Prince Albert Mountains, the youngest Kirkpatrick basalt lava is over 150 m thick, and has a very distinct high TiO2 chemical composition which is unique in the FLIP. If such rocks can be identified in the core they may provide precise timing of the initiation of uplift and denudation of the Transantarctic Mountains. Here we report on an examination of 20 Ferrar dolerite clasts. This brief report is intended as a pilot study to the examination of FLIP clasts from older drillcore.

Metadata Access
Creator Kyle, Philip R
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1998
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 276 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (163.755 LON, -77.008 LAT); off Cape Roberts, Ross Sea, Antarctica
Temporal Coverage Begin 1997-10-17T01:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1997-10-24T02:00:00Z