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Traces from the past: The Cenozoic regolith and intraplate neotectonic history of the Gun Emplacement, a ferricreted bench on the western margin of the Mt Lofty ranges, South Australia

Bourman, R. P; Buckman, Solomon; Pillans, Bradley; Williams, M.A.J.; Williams, F.

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The Gun Emplacement is a small but distinctive bench on the Eden-Burnside Fault Escarpment near Anstey Hill, in the northeastern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, occurring at an elevation of ~210-220 m asl. It is underlain by Middle Eocene North Maslin Sand and is capped by resistant, ferricreted colluvium. Paleomagnetic dating of hematitic mottles in the ferricreted colluvium, immediately underlying the emplacement, returned a Pliocene/Early Pleistocene age. This age is equivalent to that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60518
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2010.494764

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