GRANITOIDS OF NORTHERN VICTORIA LAND, ANTARCTICA

IMPLICATIONS OF CHEMICAL AND ISOTOPIC VARIATIONS TO REGIONAL CRUSTAL STRUCTURE AND TECTONICS.

S. G. Borg*, E. Stump, B. W. Chappell, M. T. McCulloch, D. Wyborn, R. L. Armstrong, J. R. Holloway

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the results of a comprehensive regional reconnaissance investigation of granitoids of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. The petrographic and chemical data discussed here are the result of studies which include samples of granitoids collected from outcrops scattered over the entire 78,000 km**2 area of northern Victoria Land. In addition, new Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic data for some of these granitoids are presented and discussed. The goal is to synthesize the granitoid data into a coherent regional picture in order to address questions relating to their origin and tectonic setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-169
Number of pages43
JournalAmerican Journal of Science
Volume287
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1987

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Borg, S. G., Stump, E., Chappell, B. W., McCulloch, M. T., Wyborn, D., Armstrong, R. L., & Holloway, J. R. (1987). GRANITOIDS OF NORTHERN VICTORIA LAND, ANTARCTICA: IMPLICATIONS OF CHEMICAL AND ISOTOPIC VARIATIONS TO REGIONAL CRUSTAL STRUCTURE AND TECTONICS. American Journal of Science, 287(2), 127-169.