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Lake George revisited: New evidence for the origin and evolution of a large closed lake, Southern Tablelands, NSW, Australia

Macphail, Michael; Fifield, L Keith; Pillans, Bradley; Davies, Maureen; Hope, Geoffrey


Lake George contains the longest continuous sedimentary record of any Australian lake basin, but previous age models are equivocal, particularly for the oldest (pre-Quaternary) part of the record. We have applied a combination of cosmogenic nuclide burial dating, magnetostratigraphy and biostratigraphy to determine the age of the basal (fluvial) unit in the basin, the Gearys Gap Formation. Within the differing resolutions achievable by the three dating techniques, our results show that (i) the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2015.1108365


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