Mount Luyendyk

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– Geology:
– Mount Luyendyk consists of migmatite gneiss and plutonic rocks within the Fosdick Mountains gneiss dome/core complex.
– The rocks were exhumed around 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period by action on the Fosdick Mountains detachment fault.
– It is an exposure of the middle crust in Antarctica.
– Geologists have conducted structural geology and petrology investigations on the mountain.
– The peak is a part of the Ford Ranges in Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica.

– First Ascent:
– The first ascent of Mount Luyendyk was achieved on December 25, 1989.
– The climbers who made the first ascent were Alasdair Cain, David Kimbrough, Steve Richard, and Christine Siddoway.
– It is located in the Fosdick Mountains of Marie Byrd Land.
– The peak is in the Ford Ranges of West Antarctica.
– The first ascent was part of the UC Santa Barbara FORCE expedition.

– Notable Researcher:
– Mount Luyendyk is named after Bruce P. Luyendyk, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
– Luyendyk significantly advanced scientific knowledge of the Ross Embayment region of Antarctica.
– He led expeditions in the Ford Ranges and the Ross Sea.
– The peak is named in recognition of his contributions to Antarctic research.
– Luyendyk conducted ground- and ocean-based research from 1989 to 2015.

– References:
– Christine Siddoway’s work on the origin and emplacement mechanisms for a middle Cretaceous gneiss dome in the Fosdick Mountains is documented in a GSA Special Paper.
– Rory McFadden’s research on oblique dilation, melt transfer, and gneiss dome emplacement is published in the journal Geology.
– The references provide insight into the geological studies conducted on Mount Luyendyk.

– External Links:
– Geographic Names link provides detailed coordinates of Mount Luyendyk.
– The link offers additional information on the mountain’s location in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.
– The external links lead to resources for further exploration of Mount Luyendyk.
– Users can access more details about the mountain from the provided external sources.

Mount Luyendyk (Wikipedia)

Mount Luyendyk is a summit in the western Fosdick Mountains of the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica. It forms a prominent exposure in the northwestern Iphigene massif. The peak is named in recognition of Bruce P. Luyendyk, professor (emeritus), University of California, Santa Barbara, who was active in ground- and ocean-based Antarctic research from 1989 to 2015, significantly advancing the scientific knowledge of the Ross Embayment region of Antarctica. Luyendyk led two on-land expeditions in the Ford Ranges, and was principal investigator for five marine geophysical expeditions in the Ross Sea.

Mount Luyendyk
Fosdick Mountains, Marie Byrd Land
Highest point
Elevation1,070 m (3,510 ft)Wade, F. A., et al., 1977. Reconnaissance geologic map of the Guest Peninsula quadrangle, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, Map A-7. Reston, VA: U. S. Antarctic Research Program.
Coordinates-76.4888889; -146.0269444
LocationFord Ranges, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica
Parent rangeFosdick Mountains
First ascentDecember 25, 1989: Alasdair Cain, David Kimbrough, Steve Richard, Christine Siddoway

In December, 1989, geologists of the UC Santa Barbara FORCE expedition traveled by snowmobile-sledge to Mt. Luyendyk, for the purpose of sampling for rock magnetism, petrology, and geochronology studies. Between 2005 and 2012, geologists from Colorado College, University of Maryland, and Curtin University (Perth) returned to Mt. Luyendyk for structural geology and petrology investigations.

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