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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 1994-95: VUWAE 39

Proposed Programmes

Proposed Programmes

i)Palaeomagnetic Programme. The objective was to collect oriented core samples from the Devonian Aztec red beds at Mt Crean and Portal Mountain to complement the samples collected at these sites in the reconnaissance expedition in 1980.
ii)Sirius Programme. The objectives were twofold.
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  1. To accurately map the distribution of the Sirius Group tillite deposits on Table Mountain and Mt Feather and make measurements on the tillite to determine the origin and direction of the glaciers that deposited the sediments.
  2. To take samples to precisely document the distribution of Diatoms in and around the tillite. This was to be achieved by sampling at different depths in the tillite, from weathered regolith from adjacent older material and from melted snow by filtering water through a Ave micron sieve.