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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Geological specimen


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Accession no.: N: 286b
Object name: Geological specimen
Title: Geological specimen
Description: A glass jar containing mirabilite, or natural Glauber's salts, from floating moraines 2 miles south of Blue Glacier, Scott Coast, Victoria Land, Antarctica.
Classified name:
SPRI theme geology
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency > Victoria Land > Scott Coast
UDC 553.042
Geographic UDC (*762.4)
Getty AAT
Field collection:
Place Antarctica > Ross Dependency > Victoria Land > Scott Coast > Blue Glacier
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A glass jar with a cork stopper containing powdered mirabilite. There is a handwritten paper label glued to the jar, which has faded and is no longer legible.

  • Height: 125mm, diameter: 48mm
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