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Mount Currie Conglomerate STRATNO: 12609
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NT , SA
Category: Other new published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 12-JAN-17
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Conglomerate containing clasts of sandstone, quartzite, felsic and mafic volcanics, granite, gneiss, mafic intrusives.
Comments: Defined by Forman (1955). Age of contained rhyolite clast from Musgrave Block rocks: 1062+/-6Ma. (Kober Pb-Pb age).
Geological province: Amadeus Basin
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 6100mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Cambrian Ma: 500 % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ediacaran Ma: 590 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Winnall Sandstone underlies Mount Currie Conglomerate unconformity
Pinyinna beds underlies Mount Currie Conglomerate unconformity
Arumbera Sandstone is equivalent to Mount Currie Conglomerate
Winnall beds underlies Mount Currie Conglomerate unconformity
Shadow Group is equivalent to Mount Currie Conglomerate
Mutitjulu Arkose is equivalent to Mount Currie Conglomerate
Cleland Sandstone overlies Mount Currie Conglomerate
Tempe Formation overlies Mount Currie Conglomerate
First Reference:
REFID: 48863 Ranford, L.C., Cook, P.J., Wells, A.T., 1965, The geology of the central part of the Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report, 86

Definition Reference:
REFID: 48864 Forman, D.J., 1966, The geology of the south-western margin of the Amadeus Basin, central Australia., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report, 87

Use on maps:
REFID: 24302 Young, D.N., Duncan, N., Camacho, A., Ferenczi, P.A., Madigan, T.L.A., 2002, Ayers Rock, SG 52-8, 1:250 000 Geological Series (Second Edition), Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 Geological series., 1v, Map
REFID: 24497 Rankin, L., Newton, C., 2002, Musgrave Block: Solid Geology (1:500 000 compilation), South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources., 1v., Map
REFID: 24499 Rankin, L., Newton, C., 2002, Musgrave Block: Principle Tectonic Elements and Subdomains, South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources., 1v., Map
REFID: 30815 Forman, D.J., 1972, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/52-07, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 36473 D'Addario, G.W., Wilford, G.E., Fetherston, J.M., Cameron, R.L., Wedgebrow, J.M., 1976, Geology of the Northern Territory. Scale 1:2 500 000. 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 41723 Lau, G.C., Jacobson, G., 1988, Hydrogeology of the Lake Amadeus - Ayers Rock region, Northern Territory, 1:500 000 map. Sheets SG/52-04, SG/52-08. Part of BMR Bulletin 230., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 44494 Forman, D.J., Stewart, A.J., 1967, Bloods Range Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/52-3. 1st Edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map
REFID: 44496 Forman, D.J., Wells, A.T., Mikolajczak, A.S., 1967, Ayers Rock Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/52-8. 1st Edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 44506 Wells, A.T., Ranford, L.C., Cook, P.J., Stewart, A.J., Forman, D.J., 1968, Lake Amadeus Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG52-4. 1st Edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map
REFID: 50286 Close, D.F., Edgoose, C.J., Scrimgeour, I.R., 2002, Bloods Range, Northern Territory, Special First Edition (1:100 000 scale geological map), Northern Territory Geological Survey 1:100 000 geological map series, 1v, Map
REFID: 60572 Scrimgeour, I.R., Close, D.F., Edgoose, C.J., 1999, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 Sheet SG 52-7 - Second edition, Northern Territory Geological Survey, 1v, Map
REFID: 60660 Rankin, L., 2002, Musgrave Block Solid Geology 1:500 000 compilation IN Rankin, L. and Newton, C., 'Musgrave Block, central Australia: regional geology from interpretation of airborne magnetic data', South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources., 031, Map
REFID: 60662 Rankin, L., 2002, Musgrave Block Principle Tectonic Elements and Subdomains 1:1 000 000 compilation IN Rankin, L. and Newton, C., 'Musgrave Block, central Australia: regional geology from interpretation of airborne magnetic data', South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources., 031, Map
REFID: 60678 Edgoose, C.J., Close, D.F., Scrimgeour, I.R., 2004, Musgrave Block, Northern Territory, 1:500 000 geological special - First edition, Northern Territory Geological Survey, 1v, Map
REFID: 60679 Slater, K.R., 2004, Musgrave Block Special, Northern Territory, Integrated Interpretation of Geophysics and Geology, 1:500 000 map - First edition, Northern Territory Geological Survey, 1v, Map
REFID: 61386 Close, D.F., Scrimgeour, I.R., Edgoose, C.J., 2003, Northwestern Musgrave Block Special, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 geological map, Sheets SG52-7 and Part SG52-3 - First edition, Northern Territory Geological Survey, 1v, Map
REFID: 62609 Wells, A.T., Forman, D.J., Mikolajczak, A.S., 1970, Amadeus Basin 1:500,000 Geological Map (West), Bureau of Mineral Resources, 1, Map
REFID: 62620 Wells, A.T., Forman, D.J., Mikolajczak, A.S., 1970, Amadeus Basin (East) 1:500,000 Geology Map, Northern Territory Geological Survey, 1, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 48864 Forman, D.J. 1966 The geology of the south-western margin of the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 87
Usage: Defined (p.29) Comments: Tb.1. On many pages. p.1,9,10,24,27,38,31,42,47,Pl.11,13. (G52-3,7,8). ?Cambrian.
REFID: 48863 Ranford, L.C. , Cook, P.J. , Wells, A.T. 1965 The geology of the central part of the Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 86
Usage: Defined (p.14) Comments: Tb.1. opp. p.7,15. (G52-4) ?Cambrian.
REFID: 24301 Young, D.N. , Duncan, N. , Camacho, A. , Ferenczi, P.A. , Madigan, T.L.A. 2002 Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 geological Map Series Sheet SG 52-8 - Explanatory Notes (second edition) Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 geological map series. Explanatory notes. 1v 46p
Usage: Fully described (p17, p7 Tb. 2) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Defined by Forman (1955). Is divided into three informal units. Maximum thickness: 6100m. Unconformably overlies Winnall Sandstone. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin
REFID: 69438 Edgoose, C.J. 2013 Chapter 23: Amadeus Basin. IN 'Geology and mineral resources of the Northern Territory', Ahmad M. and Munson T.J. (compilers) Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 5 23:1-70
Usage: Described (p23:2-4, 20-23, 26-27, 44) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Ediacaran Comments: Forman (1963). Amadeus Basin. Estimated thickness is 6100m; 650m is exposed at Mount Olga (Kata Tjuta). Previously correlated with the Arumbera Sandstone. Probably late syntectonic to post-tectonic with the later phases of the 580-530 Ma Petermann Orogeny. Metamorphosed to greenschist facies. Lithologies are described in some detail. , Pertaoorrta Group. , Unconformably overlies Winnall beds. Is correlated with the Mutitjulu Arkose. , A thick succession of coarse pebble, cobble and boulder conglomerate.
REFID: 65256 Close, D.F. , Edgoose, C.J. , Scrimgeour, I.R. 2003 Hull and Bloods Range, Northern Territory 1:100 000 Sheets 4748 and 4848 Geological Map Series Explanatory Notes Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v 46p
Usage: Described (piii, p6 Tb.1, p11, p16, p19) Min age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Molasse-type sediments from Petermann Orogeny uplift. Up to 6-7 km thick. Pb-Pb Kober zircon date for a rhyolite clast 1062+/-6 Ma; likely sourced from Tjauwata Group. , Unconformably overlies Pinyinna beds, Winnall beds; correlated with Arumbera Sandstone. , Well-rounded clasts of quartzite; lower section is oligomictic comprising sandstone clasts; becomes polymictic and dominated by porphyritic rhyolite clasts up-section; upper part grades into dominantly granitic clasts.
REFID: 60683 Scrimgeour, I.R. , Close, D.F. , Edgoose, C.J. 1999 Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 geological Map Series, Sheet SG 52-7 - Explanatory Notes Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 geological map series. Explanatory notes. 1v 59p
Usage: Described (p25-26, p9 Tb. 1) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Includes the Ampiara member. Unconformably overlies the Winnall beds. Geological Province: Musgrave Block/Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 43035 Edgoose, C.J. , Camacho, A. , Wakelin-King, G.A. , Simons, B.A. 1993 Kulgera SG 53-5 1:250 000 Map Series Explanatory Notes. Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v 46pp
Usage: Described (p20) Comments:
REFID: 43869 Sweet, I.P. , Crick, I.H. 1992 Uluru & Kata Tjuta: a geological history. Australian Geological Survey Organisation 1v p1-27
Usage: Described (p9, p10, p12) Comments: Age: >550 Ma. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 22650 Walley, A.M. , Cook, P.J. , Bradshaw, J. , Brakel, A.T. , Kennard, J.M. , Lindsay, J.F. , Nicoll, R.S. , Olissoff, S. , Owen, M. , Shergold, J.H. , Totterdell, J.M. , Young, G.C. 1991 The Palaeozoic palaeogeography of the Amadeus Basin region. IN Korsch R J and Kennard J M (eds) Geological and geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 236 P 155 - 169
Usage: Described (p 160) Comments: Age - Cambrian p 159.
REFID: 41884 Freeman, M.J. 1989 Geology and geomorphology of Ayers Rock and The Olgas. IN Jones D.G. (ed) - Northern Territory gold deposits. Bicentennial Gold 88. Excursion guidebook. University of Western Australia. Department of Geology. Publication 16 p70-71
Usage: Described (p70) Comments:
REFID: 30817 Forman, D.J. 1972 Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SG/52-07. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 17pp
Usage: Described (p9) Comments: See also p14.
REFID: 45041 Wells, A.T. , Forman, D.J. , Ranford, L.C. , Cook, P.J. 1970 Geology of the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 100 222p
Usage: Described (p46) Comments: L.Cambrian
REFID: 44493 Forman, D.J. 1966 Bloods Range Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet (SG52-3). Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 15pp
Usage: Described (p.11, map) Comments: BLOODS RANGE sheet. (G53-3). See p.8,10,12, for details.
REFID: 44495 Forman, D.J. 1965 Ayers Rock Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. SG/52-8. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 12pp
Usage: Described (p.6, map) Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: AYERS ROCK sheet (G52-8). See p.8,10 for details.
REFID: 71114 Schmid, S. 2017 Chemostratigraphy and palaeo-environmental characterisation of the Cambrian stratigraphy in the Amadeus Basin, Australia Chemical Geology 451 p169-182
Usage: Briefly described (p170 fig 1b) Min age from reference: Terreneuvian Max age from reference: Ediacaran Comments: , Shown as lateral equivalent to Ellis Sandstone, Sir Frederick Conglomerate.
REFID: 71279 Austin, J.R. , Schmid, S. , Foss, C.A. 2017 Using stratiform magnetic anomalies to map near-surface architecture: insights from the Amadeus Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 64/3 p353-383
Usage: Briefly described (p355 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Ediacaran Comments: Amadeus Basin. , Pertaoorrta Group.
REFID: 69436 Close, D.F. 2013 Chapter 21: Musgrave Province. IN 'Geology and mineral resources of the Northern Territory', Ahmad M. and Munson T.J. (compilers) Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 5 21:1-24
Usage: Briefly described (p21:4, 20) Min age from reference: Paleozoic Max age from reference: Paleozoic Comments: Mount Currie Sub-basin, Amadeus Basin. Coarse fluvial sediments deposited in a flexural downwarping produced by the Petermann Orogeny.
REFID: 69437 Munson, T.J. , Kruse, P.D. , Ahmad, M. 2013 Chapter 22: Centralian Superbasin. IN 'Geology and mineral resources of the Northern Territory', Ahmad M. and Munson T.J. (compilers) Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 5 22:1-19
Usage: Briefly described (p22:10) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Idirriki Sub-basin, SW Amadeus Basin. , Is overlain by Maurice Formation.
REFID: 67326 Ambrose, G.J. , Dunster, J.N. , Munson, T.J. , Edgoose, C.J. 2011 Well completion reports for NTGS stratigraphic drillholes LA05DD01 and BR05DD01, southwestern Amadeus Basin Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2010-015 30p + appendices
Usage: Briefly described (p2, p4) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Amadeus Basin. , Pertaoorrta Group. , Overlies Eninta Formation. Is overlain by Cleland Sandstone and tempe Formation.
REFID: 67128 Evins, P.M. , Smithies, R.H. , Howard, H.M. , Kirkland, C.L. , Wingate, M.T.D. , Bodorkos, S. 2010 Redefining the Giles Event within the setting of the 1120-1020 Ma Ngaanyatjarra Rift, West Musgrave Province, Central Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2010/6 36p
Usage: Briefly described (p13, p29) Comments: Appears as Mount Currie conglomerate on p13. Kober Pb evaporation age from a rhyolite clast. , <1062 +/- 6 Ma (Young et al., 2002).
REFID: 65194 Magee, J. 2009 Palaeovalley groundwater resources in arid and semi-arid Australia Geoscience Australia. Record 2009/03 224p
Usage: Briefly described (p64 Fig.4.9) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Bedrock outcrops around Uluru.
REFID: 64809 Marshall, T.R. , Wiltshire, R.G. 2007 Evaporite flow folds: Characterisation and mechanics from outcrop in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. IN Munson, T.J. & Ambrose G.J. (eds) ' Proceedings of the Central Australian Basins Symposium', Alice Springs 16-18 Aug 2005. Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 2 147-171
Usage: Briefly described (p2, p3 Fig.2 ) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Late Proterozoic Comments: Deposited in Mount Currie Sub-basin during Petermann Orogeny. , Unit in Pertaoorrta Group.
REFID: 65233 Ambrose, G. 2006 The Amadeus Basin 2006, IN 'Northern Territory of Australia onshore hydrocarbon potential 2006' Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2006-003 19p
Usage: Briefly described (p3 Fig. 2, p7) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Of the Pertaoorrta Group. Geological province: Amadeus Basin. Coarse. Clastic rocks in SW of basin which probably interfinger with Arumbera Sandstone.
REFID: 62376 Northern Territory Geological Survey 2005 Onshore hydrocarbon potential 2005 Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2005-002 CD
Usage: Briefly described (p18) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Late Proterozoic Comments: Of the Pertaoorrta Group. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 61154 Edgoose, C.J. , Scrimgeour, I.R. , Close, D.F. 2004 Geology of the Musgrave Block, Northern Territory Northern Territory Geological Survey, Report 15 44p
Usage: Briefly described (p26, p29) Comments: Molasse deposits in the Mulga Park Domain, containing metamorphic epidote and locally actinolite. Age: 1062+/-6Ma (for contained rhyolite clast from Musgrave Block: Kober Pb-Pb age). Geological Province: Musgrave Block.
REFID: 60679 Slater, K.R. 2004 Musgrave Block Special, Northern Territory, Integrated Interpretation of Geophysics and Geology, 1:500 000 map - First edition Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Conglomerate with clasts of volcanics, granite and basalt. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 60678 Edgoose, C.J. , Close, D.F. , Scrimgeour, I.R. 2004 Musgrave Block, Northern Territory, 1:500 000 geological special - First edition Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Conglomerate containing clasts of sandstone, quartzite, felsic and mafic volcanics, granite, gneiss, mafic intrusives. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 62379 Marshall, T.R. 2004 Review of source rocks in the Amadeus Basin Northern Territory Geological Survey 8 CD
Usage: Briefly described (p7 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Late Proterozoic Comments: Of the Pertaoorrta Group. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 61386 Close, D.F. , Scrimgeour, I.R. , Edgoose, C.J. 2003 Northwestern Musgrave Block Special, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 geological map, Sheets SG52-7 and Part SG52-3 - First edition Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Contains the Ampiara member. Coarse conglomerate, with rounded clasts of fine-grained porphyritic and banded rhyolite and less abundant rhyodacite, granite, amygdaloidal basalt in an epidotised arkosic matrix. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 24302 Young, D.N. , Duncan, N. , Camacho, A. , Ferenczi, P.A. , Madigan, T.L.A. 2002 Ayers Rock, SG 52-8, 1:250 000 Geological Series (Second Edition) Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 Geological series. 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Amadeus Basin
REFID: 50286 Close, D.F. , Edgoose, C.J. , Scrimgeour, I.R. 2002 Bloods Range, Northern Territory, Special First Edition (1:100 000 scale geological map) Northern Territory Geological Survey 1:100 000 geological map series 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 60662 Rankin, L. 2002 Musgrave Block Principle Tectonic Elements and Subdomains 1:1 000 000 compilation IN Rankin, L. and Newton, C., 'Musgrave Block, central Australia: regional geology from interpretation of airborne magnetic data' South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources. 031 Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Comments: Molasse basin sediments.
REFID: 60660 Rankin, L. 2002 Musgrave Block Solid Geology 1:500 000 compilation IN Rankin, L. and Newton, C., 'Musgrave Block, central Australia: regional geology from interpretation of airborne magnetic data' South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources. 031 Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Non-magnetic molasse basin sediments.
REFID: 24496 Rankin, L. , Newton, C. 2002 Musgrave Block, central Australia: regional geology from interpretation of airborne magnetic data South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources. 031 96p.
Usage: Briefly described (p21 Tb.2) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 24499 Rankin, L. , Newton, C. 2002 Musgrave Block: Principle Tectonic Elements and Subdomains South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources. 1v. Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Comments: Mount is Mt. in text. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 24497 Rankin, L. , Newton, C. 2002 Musgrave Block: Solid Geology (1:500 000 compilation) South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources. 1v. Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Paleocene Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 60572 Scrimgeour, I.R. , Close, D.F. , Edgoose, C.J. 1999 Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 Sheet SG 52-7 - Second edition Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 61306 English, P. 1998 Cainozoic geology and hydrology of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory AGSO-Geoscience Australia 1v 76p + Appenices A and B
Usage: Briefly described (p11, p24) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: At Kata Tjuta and Mount Currie - in the Kata Tjuta complex. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin. See also p30, p46 Fig. 12 and p78-82 Appendix figures.
REFID: 44109 Glikson, A.Y. , Stewart, A.J. , Ballhaus, C.G. , Clarke, G.L. , Feeken, E.H.J. , Leven, J.H. , Sheraton, J.W. , Sun, S-S. 1996 Geology of the western Musgrave Block, central Australia, with particular reference to the mafic-ultramafic Giles Complex. Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 239 206pp
Usage: Briefly described (p164) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Thick, poorly sorted conglomerate and boulder lenses, with clasts up 1m across. Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 42940 Lindsay, J.F. 1993 Geological Atlas of the Amadeus Basin. Australian Geological Survey Organisation 1v 25 plates
Usage: Briefly described (Plate 2) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Conglomerate, arkose. Age: 590-500Ma. Geological province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 42504 Thompson, R.B. 1991 A guide to the geology and landforms of Central Australia. Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v 136pp
Usage: Briefly described (p76) Comments:
REFID: 22566 Oaks, R.Q. Jr , Deckelman, J.A. , Conrad, K.T. , Hamp, L.P. , Phillips, J.O. , Stewart, A.J. 1991 Sedimentation and tectonics in the northeastern and central Amadeus Basin, central Australia. IN Korsch R J and Kennard J M (eds) Geological and geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 236 P 73-90
Usage: Briefly described (p73) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Of the Pertaoorrta Group.
REFID: 22651 Kennard, J.M. , Lindsay, J.F. 1991 Sequence stratigraphy of the latest Proterozoic-Cambrian Pertaoorrta Group, northern Amadeus Basin, central Australia. IN Korsch R J and Kennard J M (eds) Geological and geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 236 P 171 - 194
Usage: Briefly described (p 173) Comments: Precise age uncertain, suggested approx. age of 600-580 Ma.
REFID: 22804 Shaw, R.D. 1991 The tectonic development of the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. IN Korsch R J and Kennard J M (eds) Geological and geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 236 P 429 - 461
Usage: Briefly described (p444) Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Of the Pertaoorrta Group.
REFID: 45170 Jacobson, G. , Lau, G.C. , McDonald, P.S. , Jankowski, J. 1989 Hydrogeology and groundwater resources of the Lake Amadeus and Ayers Rock region, Northern Territory. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 230
Usage: Briefly described (p7) Comments:
REFID: 62620 Wells, A.T. , Forman, D.J. , Mikolajczak, A.S. 1970 Amadeus Basin (East) 1:500,000 Geology Map Northern Territory Geological Survey 1 Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Proterozoic Comments: Conglomerate, arkose at Ayers Rock.
REFID: 62609 Wells, A.T. , Forman, D.J. , Mikolajczak, A.S. 1970 Amadeus Basin 1:500,000 Geological Map (West) Bureau of Mineral Resources 1 Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Proterozoic Comments: Conglomerate, arkose at Ayers Rock.
REFID: 44496 Forman, D.J. , Wells, A.T. , Mikolajczak, A.S. 1967 Ayers Rock Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/52-8. 1st Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Conglomerate; arkose at Ayers Rock possible lithological variant.
REFID: 69673 Munson, T.J. 2014 Petroleum geology and potential of the onshore Northern Territory, 2014 Northern Territory Geological Survey, Report 22 242p
Usage: Mentioned (p64 fig 53, p65) Comments:
REFID: 69443 Kruse, P.D. , Dunster, J.N. , Munson, T.J. 2013 Chapter 28: Georgina Basin. IN 'Geology and mineral resources of the Northern Territory', Ahmad M. and Munson T.J. (compilers) Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 5 28:1-56
Usage: Mentioned (p28:14) Comments: Amadeus Basin. , Correlated with (part of) the Shadow Group.
REFID: 68733 Carson, C.J. 2013 The Victoria and Birrindudu Basins, Victoria River region, Northern Territory, Australia: a SHRIMP U-Pb detrital zircon and Sm-Nd study Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 60(2) pp175-196
Usage: Mentioned (p189 Fig.8) Min age from reference: Ediacaran Max age from reference: Ediacaran Comments: Mount spelt as Mt in text.
REFID: 68323 Smith, B.R. 2012 Drillhole report for LA05DD01, Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory: National Virtual Core Library NTGS Node: HyLogger 3-7 Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2012-009
Usage: Mentioned (p4 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Amadeus Basin. , Pertaoorrta Group.
REFID: 68100 Evins, P.M. , Kirkland, C.L. , Wingate, M.T.D. , Smithies, R.H. , Howard, H.M. , Bodorkos, S. 2012 Provenance of the 1340-1270 Ma Ramarama Basin in the west Musgrave Province, central Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 116 39p
Usage: Mentioned (p27) Comments: Amadeus Basin. Detrital zircon ages mentioned.
REFID: 64103 Haines, P.W. , Hocking, R.M. , Grey, K. , Stevens, M.K. 2008 Vines 1 revisited: are older Neoproterozoic glacial deposits preserved in Western Australia? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 55(3) p397-p406
Usage: Mentioned (p401) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Ediacaran Comments: Geological Province: Amadeus Basin.
REFID: 64068 Dunster, J.N. , Kruse, P.D. , Duffett, M.L. , Ambrose, G.J. 2007 Geology and resource potential of the southern Georgina Basin Northern Territory Geological Survey, Digital Information Package 007 1-232
Usage: Mentioned (p224) Comments: Amadeus Basin. Correlated with Shadow Group, Georgina Basin.
REFID: 61732 Grey, K. 2005 Ediacaran palynology of Australia Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, Memoir 31 439p
Usage: Mentioned (p96) Comments: Overlie Winnall beds.
REFID: 43503 Warren, R.G. , Shaw, R.D. 1995 Hermannsburg 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes National Geoscience Mapping Accord. Explanatory Notes. p1-81
Usage: Mentioned (50) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Proterozoic Comments:
REFID: 43756 Walter, M.R. , Grey, K. , Williams, I.R. , Calver, C.R. 1994 Stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic to Early Palaeozoic Savory Basin, Western Australia, and correlation with the Amadeus and Officer Basins. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(6) p533-546
Usage: Mentioned (p542) Comments:
REFID: 22826 Lau, J.E. , Jacobson, G. 1991 Aquifer characteristics and groundwater resources of the Amadeus Basin. IN Korsch R J and Kennard J M (eds) Geological and geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 236 P 563 - 576
Usage: Mentioned (p568) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments:
REFID: 22763 Shaw, R.D. , Korsch, R.J. , Wright, C. , Goleby, B.R. 1991 Seismic interpretation and thrust tectonics of the Amadeus Basin, central Australia, along the BMR regional seismic line. IN Korsch R J and Kennard J M (eds) Geological and geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 236 P 385-408
Usage: Mentioned (p400) Comments:
REFID: 42018 Myers, J.S. 1990 Precambrian tectonic evolution of part of Gondwana, southwestern Australia. Geology 18(6) p537-540
Usage: Mentioned (p540) Comments:
REFID: 41852 Lindsay, J.F. 1989 Depositional controls on glacial facies associations in a basinal setting, Late Proterozoic, Amadeus Basin, Central Australia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 73(3/4) p205-232
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 41723 Lau, G.C. , Jacobson, G. 1988 Hydrogeology of the Lake Amadeus - Ayers Rock region, Northern Territory, 1:500 000 map. Sheets SG/52-04, SG/52-08. Part of BMR Bulletin 230. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 41115 Lindsay, J.F. 1987 Sequence stratigraphy and depositional controls in Late Proterozoic-Early Cambrian sediments of Amadeus Basin, central Australia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 71(11) p1387-1403
Usage: Mentioned (p1389) Comments:
REFID: 40910 Rogers, P.A. 1986 Abminga, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v 32pp
Usage: Mentioned (p13) Comments:
REFID: 40740 Kennard, J.M. , Nicoll, R.S. , Owen, M. 1986 Late Proterozoic and Early Proterozoic depositional facies of the northern Amadeus Basin, central Australia. IN 12th International Sedimentological Congress, Canberra, Australia. Field Excursion 25B. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p1) Comments:
REFID: 39565 Lambeck, K. 1984 Structure and evolution of the Amadeus, Officer and Ngalia Basins of central Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 31(1) p25-48
Usage: Mentioned (p32) Comments:
REFID: 38157 Preiss, W.V. , Forbes, B.G. 1981 Stratigraphy, correlation and sedimentary history of Adelaidean (Late Proterozoic) basins in Australia. Precambrian Research 15(3/4) p255-304
Usage: Mentioned (Table VI) Comments:
REFID: 48963 Young, G.A. , Shelley, E.P. 1977 Amadeus Basin airborne magnetic and radiometric survey, Northern Territory, 1969. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 187
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 33568 Twidale, C.R. , Harris, W.K. 1977 The age of Ayers Rock and the Olgas, Central Australia. Royal Society of South Australia. Transactions 101(1) p45-50
Usage: Mentioned (p45) Comments:
REFID: 35102 Wells, A.T. 1976 Geology of the Late Proterozoic-Palaeozoic Amadeus Basin. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 48A
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 36473 D'Addario, G.W. , Wilford, G.E. , Fetherston, J.M. , Cameron, R.L. , Wedgebrow, J.M. 1976 Geology of the Northern Territory. Scale 1:2 500 000. 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 33307 Stewart, A.J. , Langworthy, A.P. , Warren, R.G. , Offe, L.A. , Glikson, A.Y. , Wells, A.T. , Le Messurier, P. , Gardener, J.E.F. 1976 Precambrian structures and metamorphic rocks of central Australia and Tennant Creek, N.T. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 47C
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.6) Comments:
REFID: 39213 Stewart, A.J. , Langworthy, A.P. , Warren, R.G. , Offe, L.A. , Glikson, A.Y. , Wells, A.T. , le Messurier, P. , Gardner, J.E.F. 1976 Precambrian structures and metamorphic rocks of central Australia and Tennant Creek, N.T. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 47C
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.6) Comments: Amadeus Basin Succession
REFID: 35308 Thomson, B.P. 1975 Musgrave Block - Regional geology in Knight C.L.(ed)- Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 1.Metals. AusIMM. Monograph Series 5 p451-454
Usage: Mentioned (p454) Comments:
REFID: 33478 Thomson, B.P. 1975 Musgrave Block - regional geology. IN Knight C.L. (ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 1. Metals. AusIMM. Monograph Series 5 p451-454
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 30815 Forman, D.J. 1972 Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/52-07, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 44505 Cook, P.J. 1968 Lake Amadeus Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SC/52-4. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 15pp
Usage: Not recorded (p.3,7,8, Fig.1, Tb.1) Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 44506 Wells, A.T. , Ranford, L.C. , Cook, P.J. , Stewart, A.J. , Forman, D.J. 1968 Lake Amadeus Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG52-4. 1st Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia Map
Usage: Not recorded (map legend) Max age from reference: Proterozoic Comments:
REFID: 44494 Forman, D.J. , Stewart, A.J. 1967 Bloods Range Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/52-3. 1st Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia Map
Usage: Not recorded (map legend) Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 48865 Wells, A.T. , Stewart, A.J. , Skwarko, S.K. 1966 Geology of the south-eastern part of the Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 88
Usage: Not recorded (Fig.4.opp.p.10) Comments: (G52-4).
REFID: 44439 Forman, D.J. 1965 Rawlinson Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheets SG52-1 & SG52-2. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 9pp
Usage: Not recorded (p.7) Max age from reference: Precambrian Comments: Probably equivalent to Ellis Sandstone & Sir Frederick Conglomerate. Tentatively uppermost Precambrian. (G52-1).

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