The Permian system in western Tasmania

Banks, MR and Ahmad, N 1962 , 'The Permian system in western Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 96 , pp. 1-18 .

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Permian rocks occur at Mount Read, Mount Dundas, Mount Sedgwick, Zeehan, Firewood Siding, Strahan and Point Hibbs in Western Tasmania. The basal formation is exposed at Mount Read, Mount Sedgwick, Zeehan and Point Hibbs and consists of tillite. Striations on the basement at Mount Sedgwick indicate ice moving from the west. Sections up to and including the Golden Valley Group (Lower Artinskian) occur at Mount Sedgwick and Point Hibbs and a section from the Mersey Group up to and including the Cygnet Formation is found in the Firewood Siding Area near the mouth of the Henty River. The sections at Mount Sedgwick and Firewood Siding are much thinner than corresponding ones in north-western and south-eastern Tasmania but that at Point
Hibbs is as thick as or thicker than corresponding sections.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Banks, MR and Ahmad, N
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
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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