Citation

Crespin, I., 1947. Foraminifera in the Permian rocks of Australia. Bulletin  015. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

Foraminifera were first recognized in the Permian sediments of Australia in 1882. Some systematic work on these micro-fossils was done up to 1905, but there was no further investigation until. 1937, since when five papers on Permian foraminifera have been published. However, about ten years ago, systematic sampling of outcrops, cores and cuttings from bores was commenced with the object of determining whether micro-faunal zones could be established. Core samples and drill cuttings from these bores: and the various outcrops have been examined by the writer and a microfauna identified. Surface samples from localities in New South Wales were also submitted by the Geology Department, University of Sydney, for micro-examination. From the information presented in the following sections of this bulletin, it will be seen that, although a considerable amount of research is still necessary before a definite system of zoning, based on the microfaunas, can be applied to the Permian rocks of Australia, such a system is possible. In the extensive collections of Permian rocks examined from the Hunter River District of New South Wales, assemblages of foraminifera rather than restricted species have proved useful for zonal purposes, and it will be shown that correlation of deposits in other States can be made, by means of these assemblages.
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