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The main aim of GANOVEX was to study the petrography, geochemistry, tectonics and volcanic geology of the mobile belts bordering East Antarctica. The margins of the Precambrian shield and the Precambrian to Paleozoicfold-belts were studied, as well as their relationship to similar tectonic units in other southern continents. The characteristic features of each unit were worked out and incorporated into a cross section stretching from the East Antarctic Shield, across the Ross Orogen, to the "Borchgrevink Orogen".
Our investigations have enabled us to fill in some of the blank areas on the geological map of Antarctica.
This issue consists of a complete report on the research results achieved so far. It is accompanied by a geological map of North Victoria Land, as well as separate reports on logistics, radio communications and medical care in polar regions.