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Observations with respect to the nature and classification of the tertiary rocks of Australasia.

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1887) Observations with respect to the nature and classification of the tertiary rocks of Australasia. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 135-207.

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Abstract

General features of the Tertiary System: Overlying the prevailing sandstones, limestones, shales, and coal beds of the Mesozoic Period are to be found vast accumulations of clays, sands, gravel, marls, calcareous grits, limestones, gypsum, and lignites, of either marine or fresh-water origin. These accumulations, as a rule, do not present the same features as those of the older rocks, inasmuch as the process of consolidation and metamorphism, excepting in rare instances, is far less complete. The rocks generally are loose and incoherent, and their exposed surfaces are less able to resist the weathering and denuding influences of air and water.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 135-207
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 00:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15636
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