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Age Measurements of Antarctic Rocks (Queen Maud Land)

Naturevolume 199pages996997 (1963) | Download Citation



THIS communication is a report of the age measurement project carried out on rocks from the Sör-Rondane Mountains (Queen Maud Land, 23° E. to 28° E.). The rocks were sampled by Picciotto1,2 during the 1958 Belgian Antarctic Expedition led by Gaston de Gerlache1. A first set of results has already been published3. The biotite strontium/rubidium ages of various eruptive and metamorphic rocks ranged from 460 to 500 million years.

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  1. Aspirant du Forids National de la Recherche Scientifique

  2. Chercheur de l'Institut Interuniversitaire des Sciences Nucléaires, Service de Géologie et Géochimie Nucléaires, de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles



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