Immediate report on the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1959-60: VUWAE 3
No significant mineral discoveries were made, but some minor occurrences were noted.
Pyrite and Chalcapyrites: Minor amounts of these two copper minerals occur in orthoclase dikes west of the Packard Glacier.
Haematite: A minor occurrence of haematite was found north of Lake Vida. It is only a few square yards in area and of no importance.
Amethyst: At the base of the lower dolerite an impure variety of amethyst occurs in small veins. It is not of gem quality.
Coal: Thin impure seams of coal with a maximum thickness of 3 feet were found south of the Webb Glacier. It is of no importance.