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Geologist in Antarctica

1965-02

Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia
Symonston, Australia

Geologist Graham Wallis recording observations of a rock near the Robert Glacier. Rocks that are exposed on the edge of a glacier are known as 'nunataks'. This nunatak is composed of a banded gneiss, and features distinct striations that were made by the movement of glacial ice across the surface of the rock.

Details

  • Title: Geologist in Antarctica
  • Date: 1965-02
  • Location: Kemp Land, Antarctica
  • Type: Photograph
  • Contributor: Ian McLeod (geologist)
  • Rights: Geoscience Australia / CC-BY 4.0

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