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Reconnaisance geological observations on Precambrian and Palaeozoic rocks of the New and Salisbury Rivers, Southern Tasmania

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Dixon, G and Sharples, C (1986) Reconnaisance geological observations on Precambrian and Palaeozoic rocks of the New and Salisbury Rivers, Southern Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 120. pp. 87-94. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Phyllite and quartzite, probably Precambrian, trend meridionally and dip steeply in the New River Gorge above the junction with the Salisbury River in southern Tasmania. Further upstream an association of silty dolomite and conglomerate is less deformed and may be younger. Siliceous conglomerate boulders occur in the New River below the gorge. Late Ordovician carbonates of the Gordon Group are exposed in the New River valley just above the junction with the Salisbury River and up the Salisbury to Vanishing Falls, above which a sheet of Jurassic dolerite seems to have been intruded along the unconformity between the Ordovician rocks and almost horizontal Late Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks of the Parmeener Supergroup.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 87-94
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 00:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 06:00
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11744
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