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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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