Abstract

There are estimated to be more than 7600 stratigraphic names in Australia (not counting variations on the same name) and the number of new names reserved continues to increase at an average rate of about 275 per annum. This rate is likely to increase now that a new emphasis on geological mapping is imminent, and that igneous and metamorphic provinces are being mapped in greater detail with the rock units therein being named. Finding available geographic names is already a problem in some areas, and getting approval for new geographic names can be a long drawn-out process sometimes exceeding 12 months, which is not suitable for geologists who have to write their reports to tight deadlines. Any way of easing the difficulty deserves consideration, and it is for this reason that the possible re-use of geographic names, which no longer serve a useful stratigraphic purpose, is being examined. Names which have ceased to serve a useful purpose can be broadly classified into: those which are invalid; and those which are valid but have been superseded.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1989-01-01T00:00:00

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14281 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/14281/

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stratigraphy
Earth Sciences

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English

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Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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Australia
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