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Type: Thesis
Title: The geology of the Hinckley Ranges, W.A.
Author: Smith, P. C.
Issue Date: 1970
School/Discipline: School of Physical Sciences
Abstract: The Hinckley Range is situated on the South Australia and Western Australia border between coordinates, latitude 26o05’S top 26 o10’S, longitude 128 o42’E to 129 o05’E. Lithological units include granulite facies rocks (mafic and felsic), granitoid intrusives, Giles Complex (meso gabbros, olivine meso gabbros, meso norites) and three distinct dolerite sets. All the above rock types have undergone severe cataclasis during the development of the Hinckley Mylonite Zone. A sequence of events together with hypotheses for the genesis of the ‘mafic granulites’ are proposed. These have been accomplished using field relations, structure, petrology, X-ray Diffraction (on the Giles suite rocks) and comparisons with similar provinces in other parts of the world.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (B.Sc.(Hons)) -- University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences, 1970
Where: Musgrave Block, Central Australia
Keywords: Honours; Geology; Giles Complex; granulites; dolerites; petrology; mineralogy; geochemistry
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