Sedimentary Rocks of the Buckeye Range, Horlick Mountains, Antarctica

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Science  27 Apr 1962:
Vol. 136, Issue 3513, pp. 319-321
DOI: 10.1126/science.136.3513.319


In the Buckeye Range of the Horlick Mountains, 4000 feet of sedimentary rocks nonconformably overlie a granitic basement and underlie a thick diabasic sill. The sedimentary section consists of Devonian sandstone and shale (Horlick formation), Carboniferous (?) tillite (Buckeye formation), Permian (?) platy and carbonaceous shale (Discovery Ridge formation), and Permian arkose, shale, and numerous coal beds (Mount Glossopteris formation). This apparently is the first report of a Paleozoic tillite in Antarctica.

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