Manganese-rich rock varnish does occur in Antarctica

Ronald Dorn, David H. Krinsley, Tanzhuo Liu, Steve Anderson, James Clark, Thomas A. Cahill, Thomas E. Gill

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Despite accounts to the contrary, we have found that Mn-rich rock varnish is present in Antarctica, as others have before. It is chemically and texturally similar to many varnishes found in lower latitudes. Antarctic varnishes show considerable potential as a dating and paleoenvironmental research tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-298
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Geology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 15 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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