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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 1973-74: VUWAE 18


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  1. Detailed sampling of Permian sandstones and siltstones for palynological study was carried out at Shapeless Mountain and the Lashly Mountains, which had both been previously visited and described by VUWAE parties (Barrett and Kohn, 1971; Askin et al, 1972). The microfloral assemblages from these samples will be compared with the Australian Permian palynological zonal scheme in order to set up a Permian-Triassic zonal scheme for the Victoria Group in south Victoria Land.
  2. Coal samples from the Permian coal-measures at Mt. Fleming and the Lashly Mountains were collected for analysis.
  3. The mode of occurrence of the coal beds and the nature of their associated sediments was studied in the above localities.
  4. Measurements of fossil plants (e.g. calamitid stems) were made at the above localities.


Askin, R.A., Barrett, P.J., Kyle, P.R. and Laird, M. 1972. Immediate report of Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1971-72. Wellington, New Zealand. 37 pp.