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Type: Thesis
Title: Geology of the Mt. Chambers Gorge Region, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
Author: Mount, Trevor Jaunay
Issue Date: 1970
School/Discipline: Department of Geology and Mineralogy
Abstract: Mapping and section measuring South of Mt. Chambers Gorge has detailed 2,900 feet of Lower Cambrian carbonates, ranging from the massive carbonates of the Wilkawillina Limestone to the purple shales of the Billy Creek formation. Carbonates include thinly laminated, oolitic and pelletal limestones and previously unreported mega-breccias. An autochthonous sedimentary pattern, typical of deposition in epeiric seas has been imprinted on the vertical sequence by a marine regression. This tends to be masked by allochthonous sediments, dominantly silts, clay and a coarse quartz sand, possibly eroded from diapirs. Brecciolas (slumps) with archaeocyathid limestone megaclasts (to 70ft.) occur locally in the upper beds of the Parara Formation and may help to date diapiric movements. Late phase dolerites intrude diapirs and cut related faults; mineralization is also diapir associated and includes copper and lead sulphides.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (B.Sc.(Hons.)) -- University of Adelaide, Department of Geology and Mineralogy, 1970
Keywords: Moorowie; Moorowie Formation; Mt. Chambers Gorge Region; Flinders Ranges
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