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The pre-Carboniferous geology of Tasmania

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Berry, RF and Bull, SW, The pre-Carboniferous geology of Tasmania, Episodes, 35, (1) pp. 195-204. ISSN 0705-3797 (2012) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Tasmania evolved over 900 Myr as a small fragment on the margin of Gondwana. There are three episodes of passive margin sedimentation from the Mesoproterozoic to the Devonian. Tasmania rifted from the Antarctic margin as part of Rodinia breakup and was then involved in "West-Pacific-Style" tectonics along the eastern margin of Gondwana through the Paleozoic. Arccontinent collision led to ophiolite obduction in the Cambrian. Much of this geological history can be recognised from the excellent coastal exposures along the north coast of Tasmania.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:Gondwana, pre-Carboniferous, Tasmania, geology
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Geology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Berry, RF (Associate Professor Ron Berry)
Author:Bull, SW (Dr Stuart Bull)
ID Code:81708
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2012-12-26
Last Modified:2017-04-28
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