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Middle Miocene limestone from Cape Barren Island, Furneaux Group, Bass Strait


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Crespin, I (1944) Middle Miocene limestone from Cape Barren Island, Furneaux Group, Bass Strait. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 13-14. ISSN 0080-4703

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In 1935 Mr. F. Blake of the Geological Survey of Tasmania visited Cape
Barren Island in connexion with the underground water supply at Franklin Village,
which is situated on Sandford Bay in the north-west part of the Island. He collected
a small sample of fossiliferous limestone which he forwarded to the late Mr. F.
Chapman, who was then Commonwealth Palaeontologist. No examination of the
material was made at the time. Recently it came under the notice of the writer,
who has made a detailed microscopic examination of it, with the following results:-
The rock is a hard to friable, cream coloured, bryozoal limestone. The residue
after washing contains numerous foraminifera and bryozoa, but the majority of
the specimens are poorly preserved.

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. 13-14
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 07:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:32
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