Abstract

The Katherine-Darwin Region occupies about 40,000 square miles in the northern part of the Northern Territory. It is centred on the Lower Proterozoic Pine Creek Geosyncline, but also contains outcrops of other Precambrian and Lower Palaeozoic rocks; Permian, Cretaceous, and Cainozoic cover-rocks occupy a large area of outcrop. Gold and tin mining started in the 1870's, and contributed to a rapid development of the region until the early 1900's, when mining activity declined. The main industry in the region was cattle-raising until after World War II, when uranium and copper were discovered at Rum Jungle and in the South Alligator River area. Between 1953 and 1958 geologists of the Bureau of Mineral Resources carried out a geological survey of the region; this Bulletin presents a general appraisal of the information obtained during the survey.
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1968-01-01T00:00:00

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