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Alunite alteration of tuffaceous layers and zircon dating, Upper Permian Kennedy Group, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Lever, H; Fanning, Christopher


Alunite layers were found in two locations in the Binthalya Formation, Upper Kennedy Group, of Late Permian age, in the Merlinleigh Sub-basin, onshore Cornarvon Basin. Alunite has not previously been reported from the Kennedy Group, or from a similar setting in Western Australia. The alunite occurs in discrete layers that have different chemical signatures to surrounding, unaltered sedimentary rocks. The lack of alteration in surrounding sedimentary rocks suggests that alteration was localised...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-0952.2004.01050.x


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