Citation

Condon, M.A., 1950. Palaeozoic stratigraphy of Western Australia. Record  1950/052. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The main sedimentary basins of Western Australia are arranged peripherally to the pre-Cambrian shield which forms the greater part of the state. In 1948, the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, by arrangement with the government of Western Australia, commenced detailed geological reconnaissance of the Fitzroy and North-West Basins. In 1948 and 1949, the R.A.A.F. carried out a programme of aerial photography of these basins and this air-photo survey has since been used as the basis for mapping in the field. In the course of this work several discoveries have been made and as only brief mention of them has been made elsewhere they are included in this summary. The main areas of Palaeozoic sedimentation in Western Australia at present known are the Ord Basin in the far north-east, the Fitzroy Basin, the North-West Basin stretching from Onslow to the Murchison River, and the Irwin-Perth Basin stretching from Geraldton to Busselton.
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