Naming of igneous and metamorphic rock units in Antarctica: recommendation by the SCAR Working Group on Geology Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • Recently Ricci et al. (1993) proposed a series of general guidelines for the naming of igneous and metamorphic rocks in Antarctica, based on discussions held by the SCAR Working Group on Geology. Ricci et al. (1993) suggested that names for igneous and metamorphic rock units should comprise an appropriate geographic name and simple lithological field term. However, they also suggest that names should not include terms that indicate the form or structure of a rock unit, such as dyke, pluton or batholith.

publication date

  • September 1, 1995

Full Author List

  • Cox SC; Allibone AH

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Additional Document Info

start page

  • 303

end page

  • 306

volume

  • 7

issue

  • 3