The crystalline basement of the Oates Coast region, northern Wilson Terrane, Ross orogen, Antarctica
Project management at the University of Würzburg:
- Dr. Friedhelm Henjes-Kunst
, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover (BGR)
- Dr. Michael Bröcker
, Institut für Mineralogie, Abt. Isotope, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 24, D-48149 Münster,Tel: 0251-8333403,Fax: 0251-8338397,Mail: email@example.com
- Priv.Doz. Dr. Thomas Will
,Tel: 0931-8885418,Fax: 0931-8884620,Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Franco Talarico
, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università Siena
The Wilson Terrane, part of the Ross orogen of North Victorialand and of the Oates Coast, borders the Precambrian continent of East Antarctica and played the role of an active conti-nental margin during the Ross orogeny nearly 500 million years ago. During an early oroge-netic stage, oceanic lithosphere was subducted beneath the Wilson Terrane, wereas it was most probably undergone by a colliding continent during the final orogenic stage. The area of the northern Wilson Terrane was mapped and sampled during the 2 expeditions GANOVEX V and VII. The metamorphic basement can be subdivided into three different units. For each of them, the metamorphic evolution was determined by means of pressure-temperature-paths. Radiometric age determinations allowed for an age correlation of this metamorphic evolution. Furthermore, the metamorphic units were investigated geochemically and isotope-geochemically. Three conspicuous basic intrusions were investigated in the same way. Final publication of the results is under progress.
radiometric age determination
- SCHÜSSLER, U., SKINNER, D.N.B. & ROLAND, N.W..
(1993). Subduction-related Mafic to Intermediate Plutonism in the Northwestern Wilson Terrane, North Victoria Land and Oates Coast, Antarctica. (monograph)
- SCHÜSSLER, U. & HENJES-KUNST, F..
(1994). Petrographical and Geochronological Investigations on a Garnet-Tourmaline Pegmatite from Ringgold Knoll, Oates Coast, Antarctica. (monograph)
- ROLAND, N.W., ADAMS, C.J., FLÖTTMANN, T., KLEINSCHMIDT, G., OLESCH, M., SCHÜSSLER, U., SKINNER, D.N.B., WÖRNER, G..
(1996). Geological Map of the Suvorov Glacier Quadrangle, Victoria Land, Antarctica, 1:250000. (monograph)
- SCHÜSSLER, U..
(1996). ): Metamorphic Rocks in the Northern Wilson Terrane, Oates Coast, Antarctica.. (monograph)
- SCHÜSSLER, U., FENN, G., FLÖTTMANN, T., KLEINSCHMIDT, G., OLESCH, M., RO-LAND, N.W., SCHUBERT, W., SKINNER, D.N.B..
(1999). Geological Map of the Pomerantz Tableland Quadrangle, Victoria Land, Antarctica, 1:250000. (monograph)
- SCHÜSSLER, U., BRÖCKER, M., HENJES-KUNST, F. & WILL, T..
(1999). P-T-t evolution of the Wilson Terrane metamorphic basement at the Oates Coast, Antarctica. (monograph)
- SCHÜSSLER, U..
(2000). Das kristalline Grundgebirge der Oates Coast Region, nördliches Wilson Terrane, Ross Orogen, Antarktis. (monograph)
- ROLAND, N.W., ADAMS, C.J., FLÖTTMANN, T., KLEINSCHMIDT, G., OLESCH, M., PERTUSATI, P.C., SCHÜSSLER, U., SKINNER, D.N.B., HENJES-KUNST, F..
(im Druck). Geological Map of the Matusevich Glacier Quadrangle, Victoria Land, Antarctica, 1:250000. (monograph)
- HENJES-KUNST, F., SCHÜSSLER, U..
(im Druck). Metasedimentary units of the Cambro-Ordovician Ross Orogen in northern Victoria Land and Oates Coast: geochemical and Nd-Sr isotope comparison, impications for their provenance and geotectonic consequences. (monograph)
- SCHÜSSLER, U., HENJES-KUNST, F., TALARICO, F..
(im Druck). Granulite-facies crystalline basement of the northern Wilson Terrane, Oates Coast: Metamorphic evolution and cooling history. (monograph)