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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Geological specimen


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Accession no.: N: 286a
Object name: Geological specimen
Title: Geological specimen
Description: A glass jar containing mirabilite, or natural Glauber's salts, from Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica. The mirabilite was found resting on pure ice at a height of 150ft above sea level.
Classified name:
SPRI theme geology
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency > Ross Island > Cape Royds
UDC 553.042
Geographic UDC (*764)
Getty AAT
Field collection:
Place Antarctica > Ross Dependency > Ross Island > Cape Royds
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A glass jar containing lumps of mirabilite. There is a wax seal around the lid.

  • Height: 128mm, diameter: 46mm
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