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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
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 02:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:41
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