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Immediate report on the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1959-60: VUWAE 3

Economic Geology

Economic Geology

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.