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A revised geochronology of Thurston Island, West Antarctica, and correlations along the proto-Pacific margin of Gondwana

Riley, Teal R; Flowerdew, M J; Pankhurst, Robert J; Leat, P T; Millar, Ian L; Fanning, Christopher; Whitehouse, M.J.

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The continental margin of Gondwana preserves a record of long-lived magmatism from the Andean Cordillera to Australia. The crustal blocks of West Antarctica form part of this margin, with Palaeozoic–Mesozoic magmatism particularly well preserved in the Antarctic Peninsula and Marie Byrd Land. Magmatic events on the intervening Thurston Island crustal block are poorly defined, which has hindered accurate correlations along the margin. Six samples are dated here using U-Pb geochronology and cover...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217808
Source: Antarctic Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0954102016000341

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