On the Petrology of Antarctica

  1. A.P. Crary,
  2. L.M. Gould,
  3. E.O. Hulburt,
  4. Hugh Odishaw and
  5. Waldo E. Smith
  1. Duncan Stewart

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM001p0052

Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic

Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic

How to Cite

Stewart, D. (1956) On the Petrology of Antarctica, in Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic (eds A.P. Crary, L.M. Gould, E.O. Hulburt, H. Odishaw and W. E. Smith), American Geophysical Union, Washington D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM001p0052

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1956

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900018

Online ISBN: 9781118669204

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Keywords:

  • Cape Royds, Ross Island and Ross Archipelago;
  • Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land;
  • Minerals;
  • Petrology of Antarctica;
  • Rocks of Luitpold Coast;
  • Rocks of Palmer Peninsula and outlying islands

Summary

Since 1895 over 100 papers have been published relating to the chemistry, mineralogy, petrography, and petrology of Antarctic rocks. Listed are 174 mineral species, subspecies, and varieties, as Well as those of questionable occurrence, that have been reported from Antarctica. A number of these have been determined only microscopically, and in the case of gold its presence has been determined only by chemical analysis. Two hundred and thirty-four chemical analyses are tabulated. The chemical analyses are of 15 minerals and 181 igneous, 4 sedimentary, and 34 metamorphic rocks. The rocks are described on the basis of areal distribution.