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Type: Thesis
Title: Stratigraphic investigations of Tertiary sequences, western Murray Basin, South Australia
Author: Giles, S. D.
Issue Date: 1972
School/Discipline: School of Physical Sciences
Abstract: In an attempt to improve the understanding of the biostratigraphy, sedimentology and palaeoecology of Tertiary sequences in the western Murray Basin, sections are described from cliff outcrop surrounding the lower River Murray. The relation of the upper boundary of the Finniss Clay (Miocene) at its stratotype, to the overlying Morgan Limestone Miocene) examined with respect to other occurrences in the Basin, is questioned. The significance of the Batesfordian Stage, as known in the Murray Basin, is examined biostratigraphically. The Cadell Marl is reinterpreted as a shallow water deposit, and a cross-bedded member of the Morgan Limestone, representing tidal sediments, is described for the first time. Certain sedimentary cycles inferred from Tertiary strata are correlated with the Otway Basin.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (B.Sc.(Hons)) -- University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences, 1972
Where: Murray Basin, South Australia
Keywords: Honours; Geology; Murray Basin; Tertiary; Finniss Clay; Morgan Limestone; Cadell Marl; biostratigraphy; depositional environments
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