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Late Cambrian—Early Ordovician Rifts of Tasmania: a structural and siliciclastic sediment synthesis

posted on 2019-08-13, 06:51 authored by MITCHELL JAY O'MARA
This thesis aims to characterise the tectonic and depositional processes active in northern and western Tasmania during the late Cambrian–Early Ordovician. It presents new evidence for an extensional tectonic regime, the development of distinct sedimentary basins and simplifies the stratigraphy across the state. In doing so, it provides strong evidence that can be used to settle several points of geological contention.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Walter David Michael Hall

Additional supervisor 1

David Briguglio

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science