Crustal boundaries of the marginal terranes of the northern Gawler Craton

Peter Betts, Robin Armit, Graham Baines, David Giles, Bruce Schaefer

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    The northern Gawler Craton, South Australia holds the key to understanding the Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic evolution of Australia and the geodynamic setting and significance of major mineralizing systems active at that time, particularly the iron-oxide copper gold (IOCG) mineralization of the Olympic Domain ( 1580 Ma). Unfortunately, these basement rocks are buried beneath significant thicknesses of Neoproterozoic and younger sediments, such that that our understanding of their architecture, composition and evolution has to be derived from analysis of limited basement penetrating drill-holes and regional geophysical data. Here, we present an interpretation of the basement geology of the Marla Region as constrained by available drill-hole, seismic and potential field data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGOMA (Gawler Craton-Officer Basin-Musgrave Province-Amadeus Basin) seismic and MT workshop 2010 Extended Abstracts
    EditorsR J Korsch, N Kositcin
    Place of PublicationCanberra ACT Australia
    PublisherGeoscience Australia
    Pages128 - 137
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781921781469
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventGOMA (Gawler-Officer-Musgrave-Amadeus) Seismic and MT Workshop - Adelaide SA Australia, Canberra ACT Australia
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


    ConferenceGOMA (Gawler-Officer-Musgrave-Amadeus) Seismic and MT Workshop
    CityCanberra ACT Australia
    Period1/01/10 → …

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