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Grimes, K.G., 1979. The stratigraphic sequence of old land surfaces in northern Queensland. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics  4:1:33-46. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

In northern Queensland there are several old land surfaces which are related to previous periods of erosional and depositional activity. The surfaces are of two main types - buried and exhumed unconformity surfaces formed during periods of active erosion and deposition; and terminal planation surfaces of both erosional and depositional origin which formed as stability returned at the end of each cycle of erosional activity. These terminal surfaces have generally been deeply weathered or duricrusted. The oldest landforms are exhumed unconformity surfaces of Cambrian and Mesozoic age which formed the base of the Georgina and Carpentaria Basins respectively. Three sets of unconformity and terminal surfaces are related to cycles of activity within the Cainozoic Karumba Basin. They have been correlated with surfaces elsewhere in Queensland and the Northern Territory. There are also subsidiary depositional surfaces of the current cycle, and a suite of arid landforms which has previously been treated as a surface.
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