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Revised stratigraphy of the Blanchetown Clay, Murray Basin: age constraints on the evolution of paleo Lake Bungunnia

McLaren, Sandra; Wallace, Malcolm; Pillans, Bradley; Gallagher, S.; Miranda, J A; Warne, Mark T


Paleo Lake Bungunnia covered more than 40 000 km2 of southern Australia during the Plio-Pleistocene, although the age and origin of the lake remain controversial. The Blanchetown Clay is the main depositional unit and outcrop at Nampoo Station in far-western New South Wales provides the most continuous lacustrine section preserved in the basin. Here the Blanchetown Clay represents the maximum lake fill and comprises: (i) a basal well-sorted sand with interbedded clay (Chowilla Sand),...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120090802547074


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