This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. Please see http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy.Reason: Following publication of this article, the Editor-in-Chief has realized that much of the included information had been previously published in the paper Yoon, H.I., Yoo, K.-C., Park, B.-K., Kim, Y., Khim, B.-K., and Kang, C.-Y., 2004. The origin of massive diamicton in Marian and Potter coves, King George Island, West Antarctica. Geosciences Journal 8, 1–10. As a result, the later manuscript is being retracted; readers interested in this topic should refer to the earlier paper.