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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.

  • Alkali feldspar syenites are rare 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 Victoria Land and formed during two different magmatic events. They have been classified at the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and studied by researchers for petrological, geochemical, geochronological and tectonic aims.

  • Carbonaceous chondrites - CM are meteorites collected during the Italian Antarctic Expeditions since 2015 in Victoria Land and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide.

  • 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.

  • Basalts 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.

  • CRP-1 gravel-fraction core samples are clasts collected from the CRP-1 drill core (Cape Roberts) and are now preserved at the repository of the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide. Clasts include intrusive, metamorphic, sedimentary and volcanic rocks.

  • 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.

  • 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.