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Published by s.n.] in [Upsala .
Written in English


  • Geology -- Falkland Islands.,
  • Paleontology -- Falkland Islands.

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Extract from the Bulletin of the Geological Institution of the Univeristy of Upsala, vol. 11.

Other titlesBulletin of the Geological Institution of the University of Upsala.
Statementby Thore G. Halle.
The Physical Object
Pagination[115]-229p., [5] plates ;
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18455353M

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On the geological structure and history of the Falkland Islands / By T.G. HALLE. Abstract. Offprint: Bulletin of the Geological Institutions of the University of Uppsala, Mode of access: Internet Year: OAI identifier: oai::MIU Author: T.G. HALLE. Among the more important features of the Islands' geological history are (a) the location of the Falklands Plateau contiguous with the South American continental shelf since the mid-Cretaceous. After completion of the Falkland Islands geological mapping project in , geological work on the islands by the British Geological Survey continued in support of onshore mineral exploration projects and to provide correlative data for the offshore hydrocarbons exploration programme. The Falkland Islands are an archipelago of around islands in the South Atlantic, the largest being East Falkland and West Falkland. They are situated about km ( miles) north-east of Cape Horn and km ( miles) from the nearest point on the South American mainland.

MAIn eVenTs In THe HIsTOrY OF THe FAlklAnd IslAnds Captain John Strong makes first recorded landing on the uninhabited islands. OrIgIns The sea and the Islands Sighting of the Falkland Islands by crew of the English ship Desire, commanded by Captain John Davis. Louis-Antoine de Bougainville establishes a French colony at. The Falkland Islands have a rich history embracing maritime trade, sealing, whaling, cattle and sheep farming. The English navigator, John Davis, aboard the "Desire" made the first confirmed sighting of the Islands in The first landing is attributed to the British Captain, John Strong, in at Bold Cove, Port Howard on West Falkland. The geological investigations and collections made as part of the Skottsberg Expedition formed the basis for Halle's PhD thesis which was published under the title On the Geological Structure and History of the Falkland Islands in   Phil Stone (UK) Plate tectonics have produced some surprising juxtapositions, as the earth’s continental fragments have drifted and jostled over the eons. Microplates seem to have enjoyed most freedom of movement and none more so than that supporting the Falkland Islands. Though this archipelago is situated in the south-west corner of the South Atlantic Ocean,.

Add a book; Books set in the The cancellations of the Falkland Islands and dependencies,and the handstruck stamps,with notes on the British,Argentine and Chilean post offices in the Antarctic The History of the Falkland Islands by Mary Cawkell. No recommendations yet. 74 Days by John Smith. No recommendations yet. The Falkland Islands (a British dependency, claimed by Argentina) have an area of 16, km 2 ( sq mi). Situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 52°S, . The name "Falkland Islands" comes from Falkland Sound, the strait that separates the two main islands. The name "Falkland" was applied to the channel by John Strong, captain of an English expedition that landed on the islands in Strong named the strait in honour of Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount of Falkland, the Treasurer of the Navy who sponsored his journey. Comment on “Geophysical evidence for a large impact structure on the Falkland ‘A state-of-the-art summary of the distribution and history of the continents through geological time, splendidly illustrated. Torsvik and Cocks’ combined decades of geodynamic and palaeontological expertise make this book indispensable to the geological.