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Remarks on the geological structure of part of the north coast of Tasmania, with special reference to the tertiary marine beds near Table Cape

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Stephens, Thomas (1869) Remarks on the geological structure of part of the north coast of Tasmania, with special reference to the tertiary marine beds near Table Cape. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 17-21.

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Abstract

Between the Tamar and Port Sorell, the Primary rocks are extensively developed. They consist chiefly of slates, schists, limestones, quartzite, and conglomerates,with a general strike to the N.N.W., and they are to be seen continually recurring with anticlinal and synclinal undulations along the whole line of coast from Badger Head almost to Cape Grim. So little is known of the palaeontology of these rocks, that it is impossible to do more than hazard a conjecture as to their relative position or age ; but they comprise representatives of rocks which show themselves near the Grampians in Western Victoria forming possibly the base of the Lower Silurian series or even of still older date, and they certainly range in an upward direction as high as Upper Silurian.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 17-21
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 02:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:41
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14897
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