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Pinchin, J., 1978. A seismic investigation of the eastern margin of the Galilee Basin, Queensland. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics  3:3:193-201. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

In 1976, four seismic reflection traverses were shot across, and close to, the eastern margin of the Galilee Basin to investigate the structure of the basins northeast margin with relevance to the extent of the Permian coal measures, and to investigate the relationships and extent of the underlying Devonian Adavale Basin and Devonian-Carboniferous Drummond Basin. The results show that the basins northeast margin is steep and faulted, and that there is only a narrow strip in which coal is likely to be found at easily mineable depths. About 30 km southwest of this margin, the sediments are undisturbed, with a southerly dip of about half a degree; here 2000 m of Galilee Basin sedimentary rocks overlie 700 m of Drummond Basin sediments - which extend further to the northwest than was previously thought. The eastern part of the Galilee Basin is underlain by the fluviatile sediments of the Drummond Basin. The more prospective Adavale Basin does not extend as far north as Jericho No. 1 exploration well. The Koburra Trough, along the northeast margin of the Galilee Basin, contains a thick sequence of Permo-Carboniferous sediments; results from the 1976 survey indicate that it could be bounded by large anticlinal or monoclinal structures which might provide petroleum traps; it is on this area that exploration should concentrate.
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