Abstract

The Karumba Basin in its present form coincides areally with the Gulf of Carpentaria and the river systems draining into it. The Basin is mainly of Cainozoic age, epi-cratonic, and superimposed on the Mesozoic Carpentaria Basin of the Trans-Australian Platform Cover. The development of the Karumba Basin related to the separation of Australia from Antarctica, and to subsequent plate margin events in New Guinea, in contrast to the evolution of the Carpentaria Basin which probably correlated with plate convergence to the east. The structural basin contains four main sets of deposits, each primarily resulting from an uplift episode. The oldest set, the Bulimba Formation, is probably of late Cretaceous-Paleocene age; the next, the Wyaaba Beds and equivalents, is Miocene to early Pliocene; the third, the Yam Creek Beds and equivalents, is of Pliocene age; the youngest began accumulating in the late Pliocene and is still being deposited. The total thickness of the four sets is about 400 m; they occupy a relatively small part of the present Karumba structural Basin.
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1976-01-01T00:00:00

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