Citation

Jones, P.J., Campbell, K.S.W. & Roberts, J., 1973. Correlation chart for the Carboniferous system of Australia. Bulletin  156A. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

A brief synopsis of the evidence from the Carboniferous marine faunas of Australia has been used to draw a correlation chart for the Carboniferous System in the continent. The Lower Carboniferous faunal sequence of the intracratonic basins of Western Australia is represented by the conodont and brachiopod zones established for the Bonaparte Gulf Basin. These are dated mainly in terms of biostratigraphic scales based on conodonts, foraminifers, and brachiopods established in the Lower Carboniferous of Britain and Belgium, i.e., mainly the Kohlenkalk facies. The Carboniferous brachiopod zones of the New England GeosyncIine, recognizable only in eastern Australia, are dated in terms of the ammonoid and conodont zones of the German Lower Carboniferous, i.e., the Kulm facies. Hence, in so far as it is possible to correlate the Kulm with the Kohlenkalk facies in western Europe, it is possible to make generalized correlations throughout the marine Carboniferous of the Australian continent. Correlation of terrestrial sequences in Australia, and between them and those overseas, is based on plant and spore evidence. The sporadic nature of this evidence, however, renders such correlation highly tentative.
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