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The Mallee Dunefield: development and sand provenance

Pell, S; Chivas, A R; Williams, Ian

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Sands of the Mallee Dunefield, south-eastern Australia, are divided into two groups on the basis of physical and chemical characteristics. The first group is called the Lowan Sand, the second the Woorinen Formation. Evidence suggests derivation of sands from local bedrock, with very little aeolian transport. Ultimate protosources for the Lowan Sand lie dominantly to the west, while those for the Woorinen Formation lie to the north-east. Sands also include an additional 'exotic' component,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90733
Source: Journal of Arid Environments
DOI: 10.1006/jare.2000.0751

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