Potassium-Argon ages of Tertiary volcanic rocks, Tasmania

Sutherland, FL and Wellman, P 1986 , 'Potassium-Argon ages of Tertiary volcanic rocks, Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 120 , pp. 77-86 , doi: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.120.77.

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Sixteen new K-Ar dates are presented from Tasmanian and Bass Basin basalts, more than doubling the
previously published number. Eight volcanic regions are described, based on boundaries established on the range of the basalt types contained in each geographic region. Volcanism occurred within the span from Eocene to Miocene (47 to 13+ Ma), but mainly within the time range Middle Eocene to Early Miocene. Alkali basalts erupted throughout this span and are interspersed with tholeiites (22-31 Ma), fractionated alkaline rocks (22-27 Ma) and rare melilite-bearing varieties (26-35 Ma).

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Sutherland, FL and Wellman, P
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.120.77
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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