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Paleontology and field observations of the ~2720 Ma Tumbiana Formation in the northwest Pilbara, Western Australia / by J. M. Coffey ... [et al.]
Bib ID 5739836
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description East Perth, W.A. : Geological Survey of Western Australia, ©2011 
iv, 22 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 9781741683639
Series

Record (Geological Survey of Western Australia) ; 2011/8. 0728-2311

Summary

"The Tumbiana Formation is a ~2720 Ma volcano-sedimentary formation of the Neoarchean Fortescue group, and is renowned for containing some of the world's best preserved and most abundant Archean stromatolites. This Record describes results from a study of the stratigraphy, facies and stromatolites of the Tumbiana Formation in the Northwest and the western Northeast Pilbara Sub-basins of the Fortescue Basin." --Abstract.

Full contents
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Geological setting and background
  • Stratigraphy. Tumbiana Formation in the Redmont area. Stromatolitic carbonate (Meentheena Member). Stromatolites in the Redmont area. Bulbous and domical stromatolites
  • Conically laminated columnar stromatolites. Stromatolites in the northwest Pilbara Sub-basin. Tumbiana Formation sedimentology in the western succession
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Appendices.
 
Notes

Bibliography: p. 17-18.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet. Address as at 25/10/11: http://geodocs.doir.wa.gov.au/viewer/multipageViewerAction.do?documentId=360761&viewMarkId=0&ct=true&at=none&btv=true&atv=false&vmtv=false&ac=ff0000&cabinetId=1101&pg=0&scl=65&bds=0|0|2520|3528

Subjects Geology, Stratigraphic.  |  Geology, Stratigraphic -- Neoarchean.  |  Stromatolites -- Western Australia -- Pilbara Craton.  |  Paleontology -- Western Australia -- Pilbara Craton.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Coffey, J. M  |  Geological Survey of Western Australia

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