Abstract

The Palaeozoic rocks of the Bonaparte Basin outcrop at the head and along the western side of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and extend across the border between Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The Bonaparte Basin is the least known Palaeozoic basin in Australia, due partly to the remoteness of the area and the discouraging results of early coal explorations, and partly to the fact that the stratigraphical extent of the Palaeozoic sequence was only discovered in the last ten years. The Palaeozoic sequence so far established includes Cambrian, Ordovician, Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian sediments which rest on a pre-Cambrian basement and which are overlain in places by a mantle of Lower Cretaceous sediments. The authors intend in this paper to give an account of Carboniferous and Permian sediments of the Basin, as far as present knowledge permits, with briefer mention of the Lower Palaeozoic and Mesozoic sediments of the area.
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1951-01-01T00:00:00

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