Aeromagnetic search for Cenozoic magmatism over the Admiralty Mountains Block (East Antarctica)

Armadillo, E.; Ferraccioli, Fausto ORCID:; Zunino, A.; Bozzo, E.; Rocchi, S.; Armienti, P.. 2007 Aeromagnetic search for Cenozoic magmatism over the Admiralty Mountains Block (East Antarctica). In: Cooper, A.K.; Raymond, C.R., (eds.) Antarctica: a keystone in a changing world. Online proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Santa Barbara, California, August 26 - September 1, 2007. California, National Academy Press, 4pp. (U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1047, 2007-1047).

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Cenozoic magmatic rocks of the Transantarctic Mountains provide an important window on the tectonic and magmatic processes of the West Antarctic Rift System. Previous aeromagnetic investigations in northern Victoria Land have delineated Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive complexes assigned to the McMurdo Volcanic Group and Meander Intrusives over the Transantarctic Mountains. We present a new aeromagnetic anomaly map for the region north of the Mariner Glacier to study the extent and spatial distribution of these Cenozoic rocks over the previously unexplored Admiralty Mountains. The new map shows that the Meander Intrusives are restricted to the coastal region between the Malta Plateau and the Daniell Peninsula. However, the McMurdo Volcanic Group rocks extend further inland, and may delineate a hitherto unrecognised volcano-tectonic rift zone, extending as far north as the Trafalgar Glacier.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Greenhouse to Icehouse. Evolution of the Antarctic Cryosphere and Palaeoenvironment
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 18 Oct 2011 14:35 +0 (UTC)

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