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


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Evaporite salts forming in depressions were studied. Usually only a thin surface crust, one example near Lake Vashka had salts 30 inches thick and saline waters with a temperature of 20.5°F. The composition of salts awaits analysis, though the bulk is probably calcium sulphate.