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Project Overview

Project Number
M0338, M0338A
Total Grant Value
Project Theme
Mineral Systems
Project Period
2001 - 2005


This project and its extension documented the nature, timing and distribution of Neogene deformation along the North West Shelf and attempted to relate them to basement architecture. From its numerous findings, a tectonic model is developed of the Australian plate behaving as an articulated body in the region of NW Cape, with the Pilbara and Kimberley blocks moving independently.

Full report title: Cretaceous and Neogene reactivation and inversion history of the Northern Carnarvon Basin and the role of basement highs in the distribution of Cretaceous and Neogene strain in the Carnarvon Basin and Browse Basin/Timor Sea

Keywords: North West Shelf tectonics, Neogene deformation, Northern Carnarvon basin, Browse Basin, basin inversion history

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