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A Beacon Sandstone : its Petrology and Hydrocarbon Content

Naturevolume 199pages686687 (1963) | Download Citation



AFTER the ill-fated Scott expedition of 1910–13 a valuable suite of Antarctic rocks, collected by Sir Raymond Priestley, was donated to the University of Nottingham. In it was a specimen from the Beacon Sandstone series collected from Cape Royds. This we have investigated to see whether such a series might conceivably possess the properties of reservoir or source rocks for oil.

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  1. Department of Geology, University of Nottingham

    • R. B. ELLIOTT
    •  & W. D. EVANS


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