Citation

Jauncey, W., 1961. The geology of the Betoota 4-mile sheet area, western Queensland. Record  1961/067. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks are exposed over the total area of nearly 7,000 square miles. Surface and subsurface information reveals 6,000 feet of Mesozoic sediments and 30 feet of Tertiary rocks. The topmost beds are much weathered and silicified. In the south-east near Betoota there is a broad, elongate dome, and some minor structural trends to the west. A deep bore (9,824 feet) was drilled in the Betoota Dome in 1960 by Delhi-Frome-Santos, but failed to find economic quantities of oil or gas. The bore bottomed in steeply dipping red and green conglomerates of pre-Jurassic age. There is one artesian bore in the area, and several attempts to find supplies of sub-artesian water have been unsuccessful
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