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  • Amphibolites were taken during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1985 and now are preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from different regions of Antarctica where the geological evolution took place at different times and during different orogenic events. Many of them have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and have been the object of petrological, geochemical, geochronological and geomagnetic researches.

  • During the XXXVIII Italian Antarctic expedition (2022/23), 126 rocks have been sampled within the aim of “MAGIC” project in northern Victoria Land. They include the following lithologies: porphyry dike, pumice, pyroclastic rock, scoria, trachyte, tuff, volcanic rock dike, ash, basalt, breccia, dolerite, lamprophyre, lapillituff, lapillistone and lava. The investigated regions are Terra Nova Bay, Southern Cross Mountains, Random Hills, Evans Névé and Hallett Peninsula. Project: Magma-Ice interaction: late Miocene ice thickness and eruption tempo in northern Victoria Land

  • Alkali feldspar trachytes are rare rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1993 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from Victoria Land and formed during the Cenozoic events. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for petrological, geochemical, geochronological and tectonic aims.

  • Andesites are rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1986 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from Victoria Land and formed at different times under different igneous events. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for petrological, geochemical and geochronological aims.

  • Arkoses are rare rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1989 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from Victoria Land and testify the existence of the supercontinent Gondwana. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for their petrography, provenance and fossiliferous content.

  • Alkali feldspar granites are rare rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1987 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from Victoria Land and they formed at different times during two different orogenic events. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide.

  • Arenites are rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1988 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from different regions and testify the existence of the supercontinent Gondwana. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for their petrography, provenance and fossiliferous content.

  • Anorthosites are very rare rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1993 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from different regions and formed at different times and different igneous events. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for petrological, geochemical and geochronological aims.

  • Basanites are rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1985 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from Victoria Land and formed under the Cenozoic igneous event. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for petrological, geochemical and geochronological aims.

  • Aplites are rocks sampled during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 1985 and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. They come from different regions and formed at different times under different igneous events. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for petrological, geochemical and geochronological aims.