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Lachlan Fold Belt

Entity ID: 20429 Compiled by: Palfreyman, W.D. Year: 1984 Status: Defined

Last Revised: 2015

Rank: superprovince Type: tectonic Subtype: orogen/fold belt Location: NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS On-shore

Synonyms: Lachlan Orogen Symbol: LFB

Minimum age: Early Carboniferous Age method:

Maximum age: Cambrian Age method:

Summary: Complex of deep-marine seds with basic volcs; trough-type seds and associated acid to basic volcs; also shelf and continental seds; sedimentation extended from Cambrian to middle Devonian with major breaks at close of the Ordovician and Silurian, and in the Middle Devonian. A number of phases of acid and lesser intermediate to basic intrusives of Ordovican to Carboniferous age; widespread acid to basic volcanism; minor ultrabasic intrusions. Mostly low-grade; isolated areas of moderate to high-g

State: NSW
State: VIC
State: TAS
State: QLD
Country: AUS
Plate dynamic: thin-skinned

Parent: No data

Child Provinces: No data

Underlies - Bass Basin, Darling Basin, Gippsland Basin, Murray Basin, Oaklands Basin, Otway Basin

Constituent units: Acton Shale Member, Adaminaby Group, Amboyne Granodiorite, Anderson Creek Formation, Anglers Rest Granite, Arable Tonalite, Ararat Granodiorite, Ardlethan Granite, Arte Gabbro, Bacchus Marsh Formation, Bagdad Formation, Ballyhooley Granite, Banksia Chert Member, Baringhup Granodiorite, Bathurst Granite, Bay Formation, Bellbird Creek Formation, Belubula Shale, Ben Lomond Granite, Bendoc Group, Bete Bolong Suite, Birkenburn beds, Black Range Group, Blacks Flat Diorite, Blueys Creek Formation, Boebuck Granodiorite, Boggy Plain Suite, Boggy Plain Supersuite, Bogolo Formation, Bogong Granite, Bold Head Adamellite, Boogledie Formation, Boola Formation, Boree Creek Formation, Borenore Limestone, Boro Granite, Braidwood Granodiorite, Brumby Mafic Arenite Member, Buchan Group, Bugs Ridge Granite, Bullanamang Porphyry, Bullawyarra Schist, Bullenbalong Suite, Bullenbalong Supersuite, Bulls Camp Volcanics, Bumberra Formation, Bumberry Formation, Bumbolee Creek Formation, Bunga beds, Bungywarr Formation, Bunroy Hut Granite, Burra Burra Creek Formation, Burrinjuck Granite, Byong Volcanics, CSA Siltstone, Cadia Coach Shale, Caloma Sandstone, Camelford Limestone, Campbells Group, Canberra Formation, Canobolas Volcanic Complex, Canomodine Limestone, Cappanana Formation, Carcoar Granodiorite, Cargo Creek Limestone, Carwoola Formation, Cathedral Group, Catombal Group, Cavan Bluff Limestone, Cave Hill Sandstone, Checkers Member, Clagger Sandstone, Cobblers Creek Limestone, Cocoparra Group, Colinton Volcanics, Condobolin Formation, Cookman Formation, Coolac Ophiolite Suite, Coolac Serpentinite, Cooleman Plains Group, Cooma Granodiorite, Cooma Metamorphic Complex, Cooma Suite, Coombing Formation, Cootamundra Group, Corner Limestone Member, Corryong Granite, Crimson Creek Formation, Crudine Group, Cudal Group, Cunningham Formation, Currajong Limestone Member, Dalgety Suite, Dargile Formation, Davies Creek Granite, Davys Plains Limestone Member, De Drack Formation, Deal Island Granite, Deep Creek Siltstone, Delegate River Mudstone, Denison Group, Derriwong Group, Doubtful River Gabbro, Douro Group, Downderry Limestone Member, Dungeree Volcanics, Eildon Sandstone, Eucumbene Granite, Flowerdale Member, Forest Reefs Volcanics, Forlorn Hope Granite, Fossil Hill Limestone, Foxlow beds, Frampton Volcanics, Frome Hill Formation, Fyshwick Gravel, Gabo Island Granite, Gabo Suite, Garvey Gully Formation, Ghost Hill Formation, Ginninderra Porphyry, Glebe Farm Adamellite, Glenbog Suite, Glenbog Supersuite, Glendalough Formation, Goonumbla Volcanics, Gordon Group, Grampians Group, Granya Granite, Grassy Granodiorite, Green Hills Granodiorite, Greenwood Granite, Gregra Group, Gumble Granite, Gungoandra Siltstone, Harcourt Granodiorite, Hawkins Suite, Hawkins Volcanics, Hermit Granite, Hoskinstown Group, Hotham Group, Howqua Chert, Hyandra Creek Group, Ingebyrah Suite, Jackson Granite, Jagungal Volcanics, Jenolan Caves Limestone, Jindabyne Suite, Jindabyne Tonalite, Jingera Rock Syenite Complex, Jordan River Group, Kanangra Granite, Kangaloolah Volcanics, Keatings Shale Member, Kellys Plain Volcanics, Kenyu Formation, Kerrie Group, Kevington Creek Formation, Kikoira Granite, Kildrummie Formation, Koetong Granite, Koetong Suite, Koetong Supersuite, Kuark Metamorphic Complex, Kurrajong Park Formation, Lachlan Formation, Laidlaw Volcanics, Lake Boga Granite, Lake Mountain Rhyodacite, Lambie Group, Lawsons Gully Porphyry, Liscombe Pools Limestone, Long Flat Volcanics, Lookdown Limestone, Lucyvale Granite, Lysterfield Granodiorite, Mafeking Suite, Majurgong Formation, Malongulli Formation, McAdam Sandstone, Melbourne Formation, Merriangaah Siltstone, Merrimbula Group, Mineral Hill Volcanics, Minjary Volcanics, Molong Limestone, Morass Creek Basalt, Moruya Suite, Mount Alfred Granite, Mount Allen Granite, Mount Buffalo Granite, Mount Bute Granite, Mount Dromedary Igneous Complex, Mount Easton Shale, Mount Egerton Suite, Mount Frome Limestone, Mount Lewin Limestone Member, Mount Mittamatite Granite, Mount Phillipa Member, Mount William Metabasalt, Mountain Creek Volcanics, Mugincoble Chert, Mullions Range Volcanics, Mumbil Group, Murrays Flats beds, Murrumbateman Creek Formation, Nagha Granite, Narraburra Granite, Norton Gully Sandstone, Nungar beds, Nyora Granite, Oakdale Formation, Omeo Metamorphic Complex, Paling Yard Formation, Panuara Formation, Pilot Range Granite, Pine Mountain Granite, Pyalong Granite, Quarry Creek Limestone, Quidong Limestone, Raggatt Volcanics, Rockley Volcanics, Roland Conglomerate, Rutledge Quartzite Member, Rylstone Volcanics, Ryrie Formation, Serpentine Creek Sandstone, Shannons Flat Granodiorite, Shume Formation, Sinclair Valley Sandstone, Snowy Plains Formation, Sofala Volcanics, Soho Street Amphibolite, Sourges Shale, Spirifer yassensis Limestone Member, State Circle Shale, Stawell Granite, Stokefield Metagabbro, Strathbogie Granite, Strathbogie Igneous Complex, Stud Formation, Success Creek Group, Taemas Limestone, Taralga Group, Thologolong Granite, Thorkidaan Volcanics, Tidbinbilla Quartzite, Tiger Range Group, Tom Groggin Suite, Tomago Coal Measures, Tonghi Granodiorite, Tonghi Suite, Turondale Formation, Ungarie Granite, Urana Formation, Wagonga Group, Walhalla Group, Walker Volcanics, Wallace Shale, Walli Volcanics, Waratah Limestone, Warbisco Shale, Warrigundi Igneous Complex, Waugoola Group, Wentworth Group, Wermatong Metabasalt, White Hills Gravel, Willow Glen Formation, Wombat Creek Group, Wondalga Granodiorite, Woodlawn Volcanics, Wunghnu Group, Wurutwun Formation, Wuuluman Granite, Wyangala Suite, Yackandandah Granite, Yalmy Group, Yarralumla Formation, Yass Formation, Yellow Mountain Granite, Yeringberg Formation, Beaufort Formation, Belimebung Volcanics, Bredbo Group, Brissces Hut Andesite, Cabonne Group, Carson Creek Ignimbrite, Combaning Formation, Connemarra Formation, Currumburrama Volcanics, Gidginbung Volcanics, Handford Creek Formation, Hardwicke Creek Rhyolite, Hickman Creek Granite, Highton Volcanics, Hughies Bore beds, Lakelands Flat Andesite Breccia, Licola Volcanics, Manfred Sandstone, Middledale Gabbroic Diorite, Nambucurra Granodiorite, Narooma Chert, Reefton Dolerite, Temora Volcanics, Tobacco Creek Andesite, Togari Group, Warrambat Andesite Breccia, Windover Quartz Monzodiorite, Wrens Flat Andesite, Yiddah Formation, Alton Limestone Member, Avenall Basic Intrusive Complex, Barmedman Granite, Blue Gum Tonalite, Bocobidgle Conglomerate, Brungle Creek Metabasalt, Buangor Granite, Collingullie Granite, Daroobalgie Volcanics, Dart River Volcanic Breccia, Dartella Volcanic Group, Doctor George Granite, Fosters Creek Conglomerate, Jackalass Slate, Killingworth Formation, Little Brown Mountain Granite, Long Tunnel Metabasic Igneous Complex, Pinnak Sandstone, Saint Arnaud Group, Sunlight Creek Formation, Walters Range Group, Wibenduck Limestone, Windamere Volcanics, Yea Formation, Black Mountain Sandstone, Bungendore Formation, Camp Hill Sandstone Member, Curmulee Conglomerate, Enano Group, Gleesons Limestone Member, Glenthompson Sandstone, Kalimna Limestone Member, Lottah Granite, Mount Painter Volcanics, Mugga Mugga Porphyry Member, Narrabundah Ashstone Member, Rothlyn Formation, Wombin Volcanics, Avoca Valley Shale, Bells Creek Volcanics, Bolinda Shale, Boolahbone Granite, Bullung Siltstone, Burranah Formation, Cheesemans Creek Formation, Coopers Creek Limestone, Emu Hollow Dacite, Eurow Formation, Hatchery Creek Conglomerate, Limekilns Formation, Mount Hope Group, Red East Member, Sinclair Conglomerate Member, Strathbogie Suite, Tarago Conglomerate, Tullaroop Granodiorite, Warroo Limestone Member, Weethalle Granite, Winduck Group, Wombiana Formation, Burrandong Creek Member, Gatelee Ignimbrite, Parkes Volcanics, Akuna Mudstone, Bendora Granodiorite, Bland Diorite, Comerong Volcanics, Cooleman Limestone, Cowombat Siltstone, Deakin Volcanics, Fairbridge Volcanics, Forbes Group, Glenrae Limestone Member, Goobarragandra Volcanics, Hervey Group, Khan Yunis Formation, Lockhart Basic Intrusive Complex, Manooka Limestone Member, Montys Hut Formation, Mount Fairy Group, Mulwaree Group, Murrumbucka Tonalite, Paddys River Volcanics, Reedy Creek Limestone, Springfield Sandstone, Tantangara Formation, Toongi Group, Wilson Creek Shale, Gooandra Volcanics, Tank Creek Sandstone, Roxburgh Formation, Wyoming Limestone Member, Barrandella Shale Member, Bloomfield Limestone Member, Bulla Granodiorite, Combyingbar Formation, Dundas Group, Howe Range Granite, Kadoona Dacite, Liptrap Formation, Mirrabooka Formation, Mount Leinster Igneous Complex, Mount Tambo Group, Nariel Granite, Regans Creek Limestone, Tolmie Igneous Complex, Nacka Nacka Metabasic Igneous Complex, Daylesford Limestone, Bourimbla Limestone Member, Boyd Volcanic Complex, Bundaburrah Granodiorite, Cootralantra Granodiorite, Currawang Basalt, Girilambone Group, Gundagai Serpentinite, Kohinoor Volcanics, Micalong Swamp Basic Igneous Complex, Millambri Formation, Towanga Sandstone, Urialla Granite, Gibsons Folly Formation, Vandon Limestone, Darraweit Guim Mudstone, Bell Point Limestone, Jindalee Group, Kiandra Group, Mount Dijou Volcanics, Paradise Porphyry, Receptaculites Limestone Member, Weddin Sandstone, Shield Creek Formation, Blowering Formation, Cobar Supergroup, Nelungaloo Volcanics, Mingelo Volcanics, Quondong Limestone, Angullong Formation, Ashton Member, Cotton Formation, Donnellys Creek Siltstone, Eldon Group, Eugowra Granite, Macquarie Park Sandstone, Murrumbidgee Group, Newcastle Coal Measures, Rosyth Limestone, Temperance Formation, Snowy River Volcanic Group, Ballingoole Limestone, Bullengarook Gravel, Chintin Formation, Quarantine Bay Member, Ranch Member, Bindogandri Granite, Errinundra Group, Humevale Siltstone, Kopyje Group, Lilydale Limestone, Mansfield Group, Mount Cole Suite, Oakley Limestone Member, Sutchers Creek Formation, Talingaboolba Formation, Tanwarra Shale, Trundle Group, Wolumla Conglomerate Member, Snowball Metabasic Igneous Complex, Jillamatong Granodiorite, Nash Hill Volcanics, Crinoidal Limestone Member, Yarra Yarra Creek Group, Blayney Volcanics, Triangle Formation, Weemalla Formation, Coates Creek Member, Dulladerry Volcanics, Warraberry Member, Kandos Group, Kenilworth Group, Marangulla Syenite, Brittlejack Granite, Canowindra Volcanics, West Lynne Serpentinite, Milmiland Granite, Barrajin Group, Kabadah Formation, Wansey Formation, Jingerangle Formation, Box Ridge Volcanics, Errowan Monzonite, Brothers Creek Granite, Moura Formation, Padua Granodiorite, Anson Formation, Cadia Hill Monzonite, Ashburnia Group, Rossdhu Granite, Greenslopes Porphyry, Swallow Creek Porphyry, Point Ricardo Granite, Purgagoolah Granite, Rocky Jack Granite, Booralee Volcanics, Nargong Volcanics, Tettenhall Monzodiorite, Merrions Formation, Pipers Flat Formation, Coomber Formation, Millsville Formation, Toolamanang Formation, Warrah Conglomerate, Clandulla Limestone, Yellowmans Creek Formation, Pyangle Pass Granite, Queens Pinch Group, Tallwood Monzodiorite, Pitfield Volcanics, Larsen Creek Ignimbrite, Mount Difficult Subgroup, Lazy Bar Andesite, Sheoak Gully Boninite, Tanja Syenite Complex, Myalla Road Syenite Complex, Mumbulla Suite, Bemboka Suite, Wahringa Limestone Member, Wylinga Member, Warderie Volcanic Member, Chesleigh Group, Bell River Member, Ootha Formation, Tucklan Formation, Nobby Road Sandstone, Bathurst Supersuite, Bathurst Suite, Gulgong Suite, Sloggets Suite, Carawandool Volcanics, Bogong Suite, Yeoval Suite, Braidwood Suite, Jinden Suite, Watch Box Suite, Cobargo Suite, Merricumbene Suite, Cooma Supersuite, Delegate Suite, Myocum Suite, Oberon Suite, Bombala Suite, Ardlethan Suite, Caragabal Suite, Galore Suite, Arthursleigh Suite, Mount Arthur Suite, Barry Suite, Barmedman Suite, Burraga Suite, Babel Island Suite, Collingullie Suite, Cumbijowa Suite, Coolumbooka Suite, Clear Range Suite, Cowra Suite, Deal Island Suite, Wangarabell Suite, Ellenden Suite, Enfield Suite, Free Damper Suite, Gunning Suite, Hume Park Suite, Isabella Suite, Jindera Suite, Kyeamba Suite, Llanelly Suite, Lady Northcotts Suite, Mandari Suite, Monga Suite, Mila Suite, Murrumbucka Suite, Murringo Suite, Neville Suite, Grong Grong Suite, Shannons Flat Suite, Ellerslie Suite, Sutton Suite, Tinderry Suite, Tea Tree Suite, Tuglow Suite, Ulandra Suite, Butmaroo Suite, Wondalga Suite, Whipstick Suite, Warburton Suite, Young Suite, Yewrangara Suite, Federal Suite, Curumbenya Ignimbrite Member, Hunter Formation, Brangan Volcanics, Merriganowry Shale Member, Copperhannia Member, Cowriga Limestone Member, Mount Pleasant Basalt Member, Bowan Park Limestone Subgroup, Cliefden Caves Limestone Subgroup, Yuranigh Limestone Member, Towrang Formation, Mountain Creek Suite, Geordies Spur Gabbro, Mitta Mitta Rhyolite, Cobbannah Group, Numeralla Chert, Warrumba Volcanics, Barmouth Group, Koomberar Formation, Wagga Group, Gundibindyal Suite, Charcoal Tank Granite, Clements Formation, Sunbury Group, Bumballa Formation, Maitland Beach Volcanics, Tolga Member, Nubrigyn Member, Mitchell Formation, Wingara Formation, Culela Member, Gooloogong Member, Fairholme Igneous Complex, Tombong Formation, Chakola Formation, Glen Fergus Member, Cambalong Metamorphic Complex, Jerangle Metamorphic Complex, Goobang Volcanics, Cargelligo Formation, Square Head Formation, Leeton Igneous Complex, Ballast Formation, Mount Ararat Granite, Owen Group, Callemondah Conglomerate, Bradleys Creek Metamorphic Complex, Milton Grove Formation, Bungonia Group, Folly Point Limestone Member, Efflux Siltstone Member, Sawtooth Ridge Limestone Member, New Country Sandstone, Kuark Metamorphic Complex Supersuite, Dysentery Tonalite, Mount Elizabeth Caldera Complex, Northparkes Volcanic Group, Gunningbland Formation, Tuena Formation, Hoskins Chert, Loddon River Group, Dandongadale Siltstone, Bear Gully Chert Bed, Murrindindi Supergroup, Licking Gully Granite, Allwood Granodiorite, Avon Supergroup, Banimboola Quartz Monzodiorite, Castlemaine Group, Wilkie Gray Group, Nuggetty Reef Granite, Mathinna Supergroup, Wonga Schist, Laroona Arkose, Nullawonga latite member"", Ceres Gabbro, Corduroy Creek Gabbro, Digger Island Marlstone, Currie Group, Gamboola Shale, Copper Hill Intrusive Complex, Moornapa Sandstone, Cudgewa Falls Volcanics, Moornambool Metamorphic Complex, Murtagh Creek Ignimbrite, Narooma Accretionary Complex, Tabor Volcanics, Adjie Granodiorite, Burbibyong Granite, Burrungabugge Granodiorite, Cooney Ridge Granodiorite, Gentle Annie Porphyry, Guys Forest Granodiorite, Halls Paddock Diorite, Jingellic Tonalite, Keelangie Creek Granodiorite, Mount Unicorn Porphyry, Murray Gates Leucogranite, Narrowleaf Leucogranite, Thowgla Creek Granite, Touzells Granodiorite, Wabba Granite, Bethanga Gneissic Granite, Mozart Chert Member, Mount Burrowa Volcanic Group, Jemba Ignimbrite, Beetoomba Granodiorite, Berringama Granodiorite, Surveyors Creek Suite, Newer Volcanic Group, Cobaw Suite, Metcalfe Granite, Romeny Diorite, Harts Paddock Diorite, Federal Basalt, Magdala Basalt, Dukes Basalt, Kingsley's Formation, Tait Sandstone, Royal Albert Shale, Metropolitan Sandstone, Herschell Formation, Lady Fiona Sandstone, Central Sandstone, Vital Shale, Deborah Back Sandstone, Rowe's Shale, United Sandstone, Lalgambook Breccia, Gurragong Volcanics, Mount Dandenong Volcanic Group, Cardinal View Formation, Erigolia Granite, Preston Formation, Turrallo Suite, Wuuluman Suite, Heathcote Volcanic Group, Narromine Igneous Complex, Copper Hill Suite, Gilmore Hill Suite, Narraburra Complex, Mount Warrick Rhyolite, Mount Angus Granodiorite, Mount Emu Granodiorite, Marulan Supersuite, Bindook Group, Phils Creek Formation, felsic intrusives 73466, Glenelg River Metamorphic Complex - mafic intrusives, Nargoon Group - amphibolite, Easter Monday Formation, Gunnars Dam beds, Knowsley East Shale, Goldie Chert, Jamieson Volcanic Group, Henleigh Siltstone, Budhang Chert Member, Gidyen Volcanic Member, Burnt Yards Basalt, Barracks Creek Monzogranite, Cloghnan Shale Member, Googong Monzogranite, Naghi Monzogranite, Watergums Monzogranite, Ginini Leucomonzogranite, Woomargama Granite, Brogans Creek Limestone Member

Events: Kanimblan Orogeny, Tabberabberan Orogeny, Benambran Orogeny

Mineral Deposits: No data

Key Reference: Palfreyman, W.D. 1984, Guide to the Geology of Australia., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin, 181, 111p (Refid:45125)

Comments: Marine and continental sediments; acid to basic volcanics and intrusives; minor ultrabasic intrusives.

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