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The Cockburn Island Formation; Late Pliocene interglacial sedimentation in the James Ross Basin, northern Antarctic Peninsula

Jonkers, H.A.. 1998 The Cockburn Island Formation; Late Pliocene interglacial sedimentation in the James Ross Basin, northern Antarctic Peninsula. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 36 (2-3). 63-76.

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Abstract/Summary

The longest-known pectinid-bearing deposit in the Antarctic, the "Pecten-conglomerate" of Cockburn Island in the James Ross Island group, northern Antarctic Peninsula, is herein formally named the Cockburn Island Formation. A detailed account of its lithology, palaeontology, age and depositional environment is given. Deposition is thought to have taken place during a late Pliocene interglacial episode. The Cockburn Island Formation is younger than 2.8 Ma and is a possible correlative of the Scallop Hill Formation in the McMurdo Sound region, East Antarctica.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 00360063
Date made live: 03 Dec 2013 14:37 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/504102

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