Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/119980
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
Description: This item is only available electronically.
Provenance: This electronic version is made publicly available by the University of Adelaide in accordance with its open access policy for student theses. Copyright in this thesis remains with the author. This thesis may incorporate third party material which has been used by the author pursuant to Fair Dealing exceptions. If you are the author of this thesis and do not wish it to be made publicly available, or you are the owner of any included third party copyright material you wish to be removed from this electronic version, please complete the take down form located at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/legals
Appears in Collections:School of Physical Sciences

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
01frontGeoHons.pdf660.71 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
02wholeGeoHons.pdf166.44 MBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.