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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Geological specimen


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Accession no.: N: 782a-g
Object name: Geological specimen
Title: Geological specimen
Description: Six feldspar crystal specimens (a-f) in a box (g). The specimens were collected from the active crater of Mount Erebus, Antarctica, by the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme geology
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency > Ross Island > Mount Erebus
UDC 552.3
Geographic UDC (*764)
Getty AAT
Field collection:
Date 1910
Place Antarctica > Ross Island > Ross Dependency > Mount Erebus
Number of items: 7
Full description:

a: A small piece of feldspar.

b: A small piece of feldspar.

c: A small piece of feldspar.

d: A small piece of feldspar.

e: A small piece of feldspar.

f: A small piece of feldspar.

g: A wooden case with a glass lid. The lid lifts completely off the box.

  • a: Width: 30mm, height: 18mm, length: 31mm
  • b: Width: 17mm, height: 9mm, length: 58mm
  • c: Width: 22mm, height: 10mm, length: 59mm
  • d: Width: 22mm, height: 16mm, length: 54mm
  • e: Width: 20mm, height: 11mm, length: 45mm
  • f: Width: 31mm, height: 13mm, length: 55mm
  • g: Width: 160mm, height: 43mm, depth: 124mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
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