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Notes on the geology, geomorphology and soils of the Algonkian Rivuletupper Maxwell River area, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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Dixon, G (1992) Notes on the geology, geomorphology and soils of the Algonkian Rivuletupper Maxwell River area, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 126. pp. 13-18. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Dolomite, probably Precambrian, occurs throughout the Algonkian and Maxwell valleys.It has been silicified in several areas. The dolomite displays only moderate dips and overlies phyllite and schist, which comprise much of the more elevated parts of the region. The phyllite and schist were deformed at least once prior to deposition of the dolomite. Karst features occur extensively in the area, but most are no longer active. There is considerable variation in soils, from acidic peats to those associated with alkaline pans. Alkaline pans are common in the area and observations suggest that, whilst a short-term phenomenon, they may be recurring features of the landscape.

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. 13-18
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 02:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13720
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