Australia goes it alone -- the emerging island continent 100 Ma to present

Australia goes it alone -- the emerging island continent 100 Ma to present

Author: Cockbain, AE

Publication date: 16 May 2014

Format: Book

Type: Non-series book

Pages: 63

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    Western Australia covers a third of the continent of Australia with rocks ranging in age from the most ancient (close to 3.75 billion years old) to those that are forming along the coastline at present. In this book Tony Cockbain has drawn together the various strands of geology covering the period from 100 Ma to the present -- these include Australia’s split from Antarctica, four sedimentary depositional cycles between the Paleocene and the Holocene, the formation of giant iron ore deposits by regolith processes, Western Australia’s seismic and earthquake history, and the precious water resources of a dry and thirsty State. Geologists and enquiring readers will enjoy dipping into this book to learn about the recent geological events that have shaped and are still shaping Western Australia.

    Australia goes it alone -- the emerging island continent 100 Ma to present is the second volume to be published under the banner of ‘Western Australia unearthed’, a series that will progressively chronicle the geological evolution of Western Australia.

  • Broadterms
    Mineral deposits, Regional geology, Regolith, Stratigraphy, Tectonics

  • Commodities
    Bauxite, Gold, Heavy mineral sands, Nickel, Uranium, Water resources

  • Geological ages
    Cretaceous, Mesozoic, Neogene, Paleogene, Phanerozoic, Quaternary

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