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A reconnaissance of the Corinna-Pieman Heads area-Geology

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Spry, A and Ford, R (1957) A reconnaissance of the Corinna-Pieman Heads area-Geology. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 91. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Slates, phyllites, quartzites, conglomerates and dolomite of Pre-Cambrian age occur in a faulted anticline. They have been intruded by pre-metamorphic basic rocks which occur as a dyke swarm, by Cambrian ultrabasic rocks around Heazlewood and by Devonian granites at the Pieman Heads. The granite lies along the axis of the anticline. The Pre-Cambrian rocks have been divided into four sets of beds which have been named. They have suffered low-grade regional metamorphism with superimposed thermal metamorphism near the granite. A major fault which occurs along the Donaldson River is a member of a system of faults with north-easterly trend. Silicified conglomerates and basalt of Tertiary age overlie the older rocl{s unconformably along the Corinna Road.

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. 1-10
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 07:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13985
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