We express our unbounded gratitude to Arild and Jorunn Pettersen, and their sons, of Skiippagurra Vest (Tana, Finnmark) for their hospitality during a dry run of the excursion in 2007, during the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project 512 and the 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC) excursion itself in 2008, and in very many of the previous summers since 1990.
The staff at Europcar Norway (Kirkenes) are thanked for their patience as the size of the original excursion changed daily and for sponsoring the car transport used during the excursion. Else-Marie Seim, headmistress of the school at Seida, is very sincerely thanked for allowing the excursion participants to use the school facilities in 2008. The Tana Kommune office at Tana Bru, especially Teresa Nyborg, is thanked for their help organizing the boat rides, and Mia Krogh at Varangerbotn Museum is thanked for providing information about the Pomor trade. Josten B0rrelsen, of Indre Torhop, is thanked for providing boats for both the dry run and the final excursion (2007/2008). The Larsen brothers—Reidar, Jan, and Trygve—of Vestertana and Asbjørn Andersen of Berlevåg (see back cover of book) are collectively thanked for their willingness to take the participants in their boats to Stáhpogieddi (Stappogiedde) and northward, at extremely short notice in 2008. Grasbakken Hut and Boat Hire are thanked for their expertise with the boat trips to Skjåholmen and Vieranjar’ga in both 2007 and 2008.
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Neoproterozoic Glacial and Associated Facies in the Tanafjord-Varangerfjord Area, Finnmark, North Norway
The Neoproterozoic glacial deposits of north Norway (snowball Earth Marinoan-aged Smalfjord and the younger Gaskiers-aged Mortensnes Formations) are superbly documented and illustrated in this comprehensive eight-day field guide. Lodgement, banded, deformation, flow, and melt-out diamictites derived from gneissic, clastic, and dolomitic sources are described, as well as glaciomarine, proglacial, and fluvioglacial sediments. Outcrops showing glaciotectonic folds, faults, flanking structures, shear-sense criteria (sigma-clasts), fluidized sediments, pro- and subglacial channels, iceberg dump structures, ghost clasts, dropstones, ice-crystal molds, and a ?kettle hole are included. The classic glacial striations at Oaibaccanjar'ga are described in detail. Marinoan cap dolostones overlying the Smalford Formation are included. In comparison to other Neoproterozoic glacial successions, this area is easily accessible by airplane and/or car, and most outcrops occur along the roadside or can be easily reached by small boat. This volume includes information about accommodations and small boat rental, and a fascinating summary of the natural and local history.