2012. "Gippsland Basin", Atlas of Australian and New Zealand Hydrocarbon Seals: Worldwide Analogs for Cap Rocks and Intraformational Barriers in Clastic Depositional Settings, Richard (Ric) Daniel, John Kaldi
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The Late Jurassic-Cenozoic Gippsland Basin is a large basin on the southeast margin of Australia's continental shelf offshore Victoria (Figure 17). About two-thirds of the basin lies offshore in mainly shallow water (<200 m; 656 ft), although in the Bass Canyon in the east, water depths exceed 3000 m (9843 ft). The basin overlies Paleozoic metasediments and consists of a central depocenter (the Central Deep) with up to 10 km (6 mi) of section, flanked by the north and south Strzelecki Terraces, in turn flanked by the north and south platforms (Bernecker and Partridge, 2001; Power et al., 2001). Initial rifting in the Early Cretaceous resulted in a complex system of grabens and half grabens, forming part of the southern rift system between Australia and Antarctica. Volcanogenic and nonmarine sediments up to 3000 m (9843 ft) thick were deposited during this phase (Bernecker and Partridge, 2001).