Citation

Brunnschweiler, R.O. & Dickins, J.M., 1954. Pre-Permian, probably Devonian, plants from near Gregory's Salt Sea, Western Australia. Record  1954/027. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The reconnaissance field work of Reeves (1949) had apparently established that all the sedimentary rocks in the vicinity of Gregory's Salt Sea and along the upper reaches of Sturt Creek (Mt Bannerman, Mt. Muller) belong to the Permian System. However, while there can be no doubt that Permian rocks are present in this area, it is now equally certain that, in places, they form only a thin veneer over older Palaeozoic beds. This discovery is the result of a study of some specimens in the collection of fossils made by Reeves and his colleagues on behalf of the Vacuum Oil Company in 1948. The collection was presented to the Geology Department, University of Melbourne, by the Vacuum Oil Company. C. Teichert had originally examined the material, and a list of the fossils identified by him is found as an appendix in Reeves' report (1949). The critical specimen (No. 556 of Reeves' collection) is 9 miles from the Pallotine Mission on a bearing of 80 degrees, near Gregory's Salt Sea. In Teichert's list it appears as "Lepidodendron? impression". After the departure to America of C. Teichert the junior author of this report, while sorting out specimens belonging to the University from those that belong to the Bureau of Mineral Resources, noticed that specimen No. 556 looked somewhat different from the common types of plant remains he knew from Carboniferous and Permian rocks of the Carnarvon Basin area. Not being familiar with the identification of plant fossils he then consulted the senior author.
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