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Geological Evolution of Tasmania

Series: Special Publications of the Geological Society of Australia (GSA) Volume: 24

By: Keith D Corbett (Editor), Patrick G Quilty (Editor), Clive R Calver (Editor), Garry Davidson (Foreword By)

639 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, includes DVD-ROM

Geological Society of Australia

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #229480
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About this book

This 660-page volume is the third compilation of the geological knowledge of Tasmania prepared as a volume sponsored by the Geological Society of Australia, Tasmania Division.

The ten chapters in Geological Evolution of Tasmania have been arranged in such a way as to give the reader a reasonably chronological view of Tasmania's geological evolution, with the major tectonic, magmatic and mineralisation events placed in their order of occurrence. In addition, a simplified account of the geology, and of the geological history, written for the interested layman, has been added to make Geological Evolution of Tasmania more accessible to the general reader.


1 A summary of Tasmania’s geology and geological history
2 Crustal architecture and geophysics
3 Proterozoic Tasmania
4 Cambrian Tasmania
5 Ordovician–Lower Devonian successions
6 Mid-Palaeozoic orogenesis, magmatism and mineralisation
7 The Parmeener Supergroup — Late Carboniferous to Triassic
8 Jurassic dolerite and associated minor lavas and sedimentary rocks
9 Cretaceous–Neogene evolution of Tasmania
10 The Quaternary in Tasmania
11 Geology and Tasmania’s development

Appendices on DVD
Appendix 1. Representative major- and trace-element analyses
      Proterozoic igneous and meta-igneous rocks
      Early Cambrian mafic and ultramafic rocks
      Middle and Late Cambrian rocks (including Mount Read Volcanics)
      Devonian-Carboniferous granites, dolerites and lamprophyres
      Mesozoic and Cenozoic igneous rocks
Appendix 2. Digital geological and geophysical maps of Tasmania, courtesy of Mineral Resources Tasmania
      1:500,000 Geology of Tasmania
      1:500,000 Mineral deposits and metallogeny of Tasmania
      1:500,000 Stratotectonic elements map of Tasmania
      1:500,000 Total magnetic intensity map of Tasmania
      1:500,000 Residual gravity anomaly map of Tasmania
      1:250,000 geological maps of northeast Tasmania, northwest Tasmania, southwest Tasmania, southeast Tasmania
      1:25,000 digital series geological maps (225 sheets)

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