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Paxton, GC (1968) Geology of the Kingston Area. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 102 Pa. pp. 31-42. ISSN 0080-4703

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In the Kingston-Blackmans Bay area, flatly dipping Permian marine sediments ranging in age from the Quamby Group (Upper Sakmarian) to the Ferntree Mudstone (Kazanian) are overlain, with slight angular discordance, by terrestrial Triassic sandstone. The sedimentary rocks have been intruded by Jurassic dolerite in the form of sills and transgressive sheets. Tertiary faulting, producing an approximately north-south parallelism of large-scale structures, preceded volcanic activity in which basalt flows covered much of the area.

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. 31-42
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 04:54
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:38
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