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Rock and fossil samples collected from James Ross Island, Antarctica
GB/NERC/BAS/AEDC/00418

Summary

Abstract:
To provide further stratigraphic resolution through the Gustav Group a key section through the Kotick Point, Whisky Bay and Hidden Lake formations, adjacent to Brandy Bay on northern James Ross Island was re-measured and sampled for both Sr isotope stratigraphy and palynostratigraphy. In total, a sedimentary succession about 1600m thick, that encompasses the initial three stages of the Upper Cretaceous period, was measured and a suite of invertebrate macrofossils, palynology samples, palaeobotanical and general lithological samples were collected along the lines of measured samples.

Keywords:
Sr isotope stratigraphy, Upper Cretaceous sedimentary rocks, invertebrate macrofossils, lithological samples, palaeobotanical samples, palynology samples, palynostratigraphy

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