Dating of volcanism and sedimentation in the Skelton Group, Transantarctic Mountains: Implications for the Rodinia-Gondwana transition in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica
Alan F Cooper, Roland Maas, James M Scott, Anton JW Barber
Geological Society of America Bulletin | GEOLOGICAL SOC AMER, INC | Published : 2011
A.F.C. wishes to thank Antarctica New Zealand, which has provided logistic support over many field seasons in southern Victoria Land. Additional analytical expenses have been largely defrayed by grants from the University of Otago Research Committee. LA-ICP-MS analysis was completed at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Australia, where we thank Professor Ian Campbell and Dr. Charlotte Allan for access to facilities and Dr. Mike Palin for assistance with analysis. Assistance with drafting by Kay Swann, XRF analysis by Damian Walls, and thin section preparation by Brent Pooley is gratefully acknowledged. The manuscript has benefited from the institutional review of Dave Craw, and the Bulletin reviews of John Goodge, Nicholas Direen, and Steve Boger. The journal reviewers, in particular, are thanked for bringing critical Australian literature to our attention and for constructive criticism that has led to significant improvement of the paper. Finally grateful thanks to Nancy Riggs (Editor) and Christine Siddoway (Associate Editor) for their encouragement and guidance.