Abstract

The Desert Basin covers an area of approximately 140,000 square miles in the Kimberley and Eastern Divisions of Western Australia. Geological investigations have been almost entirely confined to the northern part of the area; the southern part is covered by parallel sand-dunes with a few scattered outcrops and is relatively unexplored. A programme of geological mapping was initiated in the area by the Commonwealth Government in 1948. The entire area is being mapped, using aerial photographs, stratigraphic studies are made and fossils are collected for correlation purposes. The aim of the investigation is the evaluation of the petroleum prospects of the area. During the period 1948 to 1950, mapping has been carried out in Dampier Land and the area north of the Mt. Fenton Fault. The information in this paper will refer mainly to the area already mapped with brief reference to the unexplored area to the south.
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Date (publication)

1951-01-01T00:00:00

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9372 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9372/

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stratigraphy
palaeontology
AU-WA
Geology

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