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DEVONIAN REEF COMPLEXES OF THE CANNING BASIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA: A HISTORICAL REVIEW

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Phillip E. Playford
Phillip E. Playford
Geological Survey of Western Australia, 100 Plain Street, East Perth, WA 6004, Australia
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Roger M. Hocking
Roger M. Hocking
Geological Survey of Western Australia, 100 Plain Street, East Perth, WA 6004, Australia
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Anthony E. Cockbain
Anthony E. Cockbain
104 Hensman Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract:

Devonian reef complexes are spectacularly exposed in a series of limestone ranges along the northern margin of the Canning Basin in Western Australia and have become known as “The Devonian Great Barrier Reef.” The geological literature on these rocks dates back to 1884, and systematic research on them began during the late 1930s. Since then, many individuals and organizations have progressively increased knowledge of the stratigraphy and paleontology of the reef complexes, although one study concluded that they are products of “dynamic metamorphism.” Comprehensive research by the Geological Survey of Western Australia and its coworkers culminated in 2009 with the publication of a detailed account of the surface geology of the reef complexes and their associated terrigenous conglomerates. This article presents an overview of the research into the reef complexes, focusing on the key milestones and developments in knowledge and concepts.

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Society for Sedimentary Geology

NEWADVANCES IN DEVONIAN CARBONATES: OUTCROP ANALOGS, RESERVOIRS AND CHRONOSTRATIGRAPHY

Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
107
ISBN electronic:
9781565763456
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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