Citation

Dickins, J.M. & Malone, E.J., 1973. Geology of the Bowen Basin, Queensland. Bulletin  130. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The Bowen Basin is a Permian to Triassic basin extending from Collinsville in the north to Goondiwindi in the south, where it is overlapped by Mesozpic rocks of the Surat Basin (the easternmost extension of the Great Artesian Basin). Beneath the cover the Bowen Basin may be continuous with the Sydney Basin. The northwestern boundary is the pre-Permian Clermont Stable Block, that in the east is formed by the Strathmuir Synclinorium and the Eungella-Cracow Mobile Belt, where pre-Permian rocks are faulted against or overlain by steeply dipping Permian sediments, through which they penetrate as inliers. The western boundary is the Birkhead axis, which separates the Bowen Basin from the Galilee Basin. Between these boundaries lies the structural basin that Derrington (1962) called the Bowen Synclinorium: we prefer the more general term Bowen Basin. Most of the stratigraphy of the basin has been described in detail in published reports, to which reference is made, and descriptive material is therefore kept to a minimum in this Bulletin; only rock units not adequately described elsewhere, or re-interpreted in the light of more recent work, are described here. Figure 1 lists all the main rock units in the order in which they will be discussed. The map area (PI. 1; 1:500,000 geological map) is largely contained within the Fitzroy and Burdekin-Townsville Regions. The physical and cultural geography of these regions is set out in a series of maps and booklets issued by the Commonwealth Department of National Development, which have been freely drawn on for the data that , follow. The towns, culture, and physiographic features of the area are shown in Figure 2. The mapped area is about 150,000 km2 . The coastline extends some 250 km north and south of Mackay. Rockhampton, the largest town in central Queensland, lies 55 km east of the mapped area. The regional survey was a joint project by the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources and the Geological Survey of Queensland.
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