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