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The Simpson, Strzelecki and Tirari Deserts: development and sand provenance

Pell, S; Chivas, A; Williams, Ian


Sands of the Simpson, Strzelecki and Tirari Deserts, central Australia, can be divided into two main groups on the basis of their physical and chemical characteristics (colour, grainsize, heavy minerals, quartz oxygen-isotope composition, zircon U-Pb ages). The first group encompasses the Strzelecki, Tirari and southeastern Simpson Deserts, while the second occupies the northern and the western Simpson Desert. The boundary between the two groups corresponds approximately to the northern-most...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Sedimentary Geology
DOI: 10.1016/S0037-0738(99)00108-6


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