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Drummond Basin

Entity ID: 20430 Compiled by: Palfreyman, W.D. Year: 1984 Status: Defined

Last Revised: 2015

Rank: province Type: sedimentary Subtype: undefined Location: QLD On-shore

Synonyms: NA Symbol: DmB

Minimum age: Carboniferous Age method:

Maximum age: Devonian Age method:

Summary: Basal Late Devonian shallow-marine sediments including minor tuff beds; overlain unconformably by Early Carboniferous fluvial and lacustrine sediments and acid volcanics. Acid volcanics, thickest in east. No metamorphism. Gentle folding becoming more intense adjacent to Lachlan Fold Belt inlier.

State: QLD
Country: AUS

Parent: No data

Child Provinces: No data

Overlies - Anakie Province
Underlies - Bowen Basin, Galilee Basin

Constituent units: Bulliwallah Formation, Ducabrook Formation, Dunstable Volcanics, Llanarth Volcanic Member, Mount Coolon Andesite, Mount Wyatt Formation, Natal Formation, Saint Anns Formation, Scartwater Formation, Star of Hope Formation, Suttor Formation, Telemon Formation, Withersfield Quartz Syenite, Bimurra Volcanics, Southern Cross Formation, Mount Hall Formation, Silver Hills Volcanics, Raymond Sandstone, Campaspe Formation, Mount Rankin Formation, Smedley Dacite, Arundel Rhyolite, Roscow Granite, Percy Douglas Granodiorite, Sedgeford Formation, Coolon Andesite, Vera-Nancy Volcanics

Events: Middle-Late Devonian rifting, Early to Middle Carboniferous subsidence, Alice Springs Orogeny (mid Carboniferous phase), Carboniferous epithermal mineralisation, Kennedy Province magmatism - Drummond Basin, Hunter-Bowen Orogeny

Mineral Deposits: Wirralie, Twin Hills, Mount Coolon, Yandan, Pajingo

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; minor volcanics; maximum thickness about 13 000 m.

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