Naming of igneous and metamorphic rock units in Antarctica: recommendation by the SCAR Working Group on Geology
Simon C. Cox a1andAndrew H. Allibone a2 a1 Department of Geology, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand a2 Etheridge, Henley & Williams Geoscience Consultants, P.O. Box 250, West Deakin, ACT 2600, Australia
Recently Ricci et
al. (1993) proposed a series of general guidelines for the naming of igneous and metamorphic rocks in Antarctica, based on discussions held by the SCAR Working Group on Geology. Ricci et
al. (1993) suggested that names for igneous and metamorphic rock units should comprise an appropriate geographic name and simple lithological field term. However, they also suggest that names should not include terms that indicate the form or structure of a rock unit, such as dyke, pluton or batholith.