Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin by David C. Lowry

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Statementby D. C. Lowry.
SeriesGeological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin, 122, Bulletin (Geological Survey of Western Australia) ;, 122.
LC ClassificationsQE348 .A2 no. 122
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5475561M
ISBN 100724452508
LC Control Number73178897

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The Eucla Basin extends along the southern margin. of the continent from near Israelite Bay, in Western. Australia, to Fowlers Bay in South Australia (Fig. Geology - Western Australia.; Geology - Australia - Eucla Basin (W.A. and S.A.); Geology - Australia - Eucla Basin (W.A.

and S. Aust.) Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin / by D. Lowry - Details - Trove. DIRECTOR, GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA Tim Griffin REFERENCE The recommended reference for this publication is: SMITHIES, R. H.,Geology of the Hooley sheet: Western Australia Geological Survey, Geological Series Explanatory Notes, 15p.

National Library of Australia Card Number and ISBN 0 2. Western Australia is bounded to the east by longitude °E, the meridian degrees east of Greenwich, which defines the border with South Australia and the Northern Territory, and bounded by the Indian Ocean to the west and l city: Perth.

This is a large ( km 2), structurally complex basin that formed during the separation of Australia and Greater India in the Permian to Early Cretaceous.

It includes a significant onshore component and extends offshore to the edge of continental crust in .will concentrate on the western Great Australian Bight Basin, Bremer Basin, Diamantina Fracture Zone, and Natura1iste Plateau regions.

The proposed program for the R/V RIG SEISMIC southern margin sampling cruise includes work concentrated on the following geological themes, whichFile Size: 2MB. Education Read about the fantastic geology of Western Australia, including fossils, meteorite impacts, earthquakes, and geotourism localities.

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Now in its third edition, The Geology of Australia provides a comprehensive overview of Australia's geology, landscapes and Earth s: 1. Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin, by D. Lowry Geology of the Savory Basin, Western Australia / by I.R.

Williams The geology of the Sylvania Inlier and the southeast Hamersley Basin / by I.M. Tyler. The Geology of Australia The Geology of Australiaprovides a vivid and informative account of the evolution of the Australian continent over the past million years.

Starting with the Precambrian rocks which hold clues to the origins of life and the development of an oxygenated atmosphere, it then covers the warm seas, volcanism and multiple. The Geology of the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Part 2. Permian Stratigraphy. Bulletin No. Edition Board book – January 1, by M.

Condon (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Board book Author: M. Condon. The Eucla Basin is a Cenozoic depocentre spanning the Western Australia to South Australia border, along Australia’s southern margin.

The basin. An inventory and condition survey of the Western Australian part of the Nullarbor region. Bibliography ISBN 1. Pastures – Western Australia – Nullarbor. Rangelands – Western Australia – Nullarbor. Waddell, P.A. (Peter-Jon Arthur), –.

Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food. Western Australia is the largest state in the Commonwealth of Australia, occupying nearly one-third of the land area of the continent, or some 2, km 2 (, sq mi).

Approximately 55% of this area is occupied by Archean and Proterozoic crystalline and sedimentary rocks; the. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lowry, David C.

Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin. [Perth] Geological Survey of Western Australia, The Eucla Basin is a cratonic basin developed on the margin of the Yilgarn (e.g., Clarke,Clarke, a), Musgrave and Gawler basin extends km from west to east and, including offshore extensions (platform edge), ~ km from north to south ().Our focus here is mainly on the onshore by: The ProvExplorer web application is a web-based map interface to the Australian Geological Provinces Database.

The database contains descriptions and polygon outlines of geological provinces of the Australian continent and surrounding marine jurisdictional area. The provinces are mapped at a nominal million scale. The Eucla Basin is a Cenozoic basin consisting mostly of carbonate sediments and sedimentary rocks.

The basin contains a sandstone aquifer at its base (confined), and an unconfined limestone aquifer. The surface area of the basin (and Nullarbor Plain) consists mostly of grazing and rangeland, but nickel and gold are mined at the western end. Very few people live in this part. Pages in category "Geology of Western Australia" The following 54 pages are in this category, out of 54 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). Western Australia's geology has components that are considered some of the oldest and most recent.

The oldest minerals of the world have been discovered at the Jack Hills, and the Yilgarn Craton of the Great Western Plateau, which occupies most of the state, has been above sea level for over billion years, giving it some of the oldest soils of the : Ranked 1st among states and territories.

The palaeo-shoreline of the Eucla Basin in South Australia hosts a string of zircon, ilmenite and rutile heavy mineral accumulations that include the Jacinth, Ambrosia and Tripitaka deposits.

Jacinth and Ambrosia are approximately km north-west of Ceduna in western South Australia, and and km respectively north-west of Port Lincoln and Adelaide. 58 Geology of Western Australia 59 Mining Fields of Western Australia 60 Geological Observations in the Mulline, Riverina, and Ularring Centres, North Coolgardie Goldfield Perth,pb, pages, 17 pages, 35 figs., - 5 - $   This animation of the geological map of Western Australia shows the geological development the State during the past billion years, highlighting some of the important geological events.

Australia - Australia - The Western Plateau: The Precambrian western core area, known geologically as a shield or craton, is subdivided by long, straight (or only slightly bowed) fractures called lineaments.

Those fractures, most obvious in the north and west, delineate prominent rectangular or rhomboidal blocks, some of which have been raised to form uplands; others. Eucla Basin, artesian depression in Western Australia and South Australia, Australia. Sloping southward to the Great Australian Bight and underlying the enormous limestone waste of the Nullarbor Plain, its area is ab square miles (, square km).

In Western Australia these basement provinces are the Madura Province and the Forrest Zone of the Coompana Province. They are covered by up to m of younger basin rocks of the Cretaceous Madura Shelf, which is overlain by up to m of Eocene limestone sequences of the Eucla Basin, forming the Nullarbor Plain.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bunting, J.A. (John Allen), Geology of the eastern part of the Nabberu Basin, Western Australia.

Geological and tectonic setting The coastal dunes are situated in the north- eastern part of the Eucla Basin the largest of the Tertiary depocentres on the southern mar- gin of Australia. The Eucla Basin, and its off- shore extension, the more southerly Great Aus- tralian Bight Basin, formed in response to the separation of Australia and Cited by: Geology of South Australia Print this page South Australia's central position within the Australian continent gives the state the advantage of hosting rocks with a wide range of ages and lithologies which are all potential (and proven) targets for mineral exploration.

The limestone of the Nullarbor Plain was deposited in the Eocene-Miocene Eucla Basin, a very extensive shallow shelf along the central part of Australia's southern margin.

The limestone is composed predominantly of sand-sized fragments of organisms with skeletons of calcite (bryozoans, foraminifers, echinoids, and calcareous red algae; James.

Because the Australian Alps cover a large area, they display a wide range of rock types and a complex geological history spanning million years.

The events that formed the different rocks in the Alps, and the Alps landscapes, are described here in order from oldest to youngest. When talking geological history, we use the abbreviation Ma to mean. The western Gawler Craton and basement to the Eucla Basin are some of the last truly underexplored green-field terrains in South Australia.

Located under shallow to thick cover adjacent to the Southern boundary of the Woomera Prohibited Area, the regions present a significant opportunity to open up new ground for exploration in the state and to probe.

Tertiary sea levels and heavy mineral deposition in the eastern Eucla Basin, SA. upper part of thick barrier/dune sand bodies, often 20 m or more below the surface, or close to an erosional bedrock contact. Analogous to the beach placer deposits of the eastern Australian coast classified by RoyCited by: 2.

Records ofthe Western Australian Museum (). First record ofa neolampadoid echinoid from the Paleogene ofWestern Australia Sarah Martin1 and Kenneth J. MeNamara2 1 Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western AustraliaAustralia 2 Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Western Australian Museum.

The Bight Basin spans an area of over km 2, straddling the border of Western Australia and South Australia extending onshore and offshore in water depths up to + m.

It represents one of the largest offshore frontier basins in the world. The western Gawler Craton and basement to the Eucla Basin are some of the last truly underexplored greenfield terrains in South Australia.

Located under shallow to thick cover, the regions present a significant opportunity to open up new ground for exploration in the state and to probe methods for exploring through cover. Heavy minerals were derived from Kanmantoo Group metasediments which crop out along the northwest and west coast of the island.

Additional Reading. Ferris, G.M., Review of heavy mineral sand exploration in South Australia — the Eucla Basin. South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy. Report Book, 94/ Ferris, G.M. and Hayball, A. The Eucla Basin Mine in South Australia has such a large deposit of mineral sands, particularly that of zircon, it is capable of supplying 20 percent of the worlds requirements.

It has already producedtonnes of zircon since full production commenced in A Mine is a State Regional Reserve. Clarke, Jonathan; Gammon, Paul R; Hou, B L; Gallagher, S. Description. The Eucla Basin has the largest onshore extent of Cenozoic marine sediments anywhere in the world.

The sediments provide a record of the evolving marine environments of the Southern Ocean and the terrestrial hinterland of the Australian by:   Canning Basin geological summary: Canning Basin geological summary The Early Ordovician to Early Cretaceous pericratonic Canning Basin occupies aboutsq km, of whichsq km are onshore Western Australia.

Late Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments are restricted to the offshore portion of the basin and pinch-out landward.Bluff Limestone, Eucla Basin, Western Australia. Australasian Palaeontological Memo 85– ISSN – Fossil bryozoans preserved in cherts of the middle to upper Eocene Wilson Bluff Limestone from the Eucla area, Western Australia, are described.

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