Andy Wilde; Devonian Reef Complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia.: Phillip E. Playford, Roger M. Hocking, and Anthony E. Cockbain. Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin 145. Pp. 444. 2009. ISBN 978-1-74168-233. Price Aus$77.. Economic Geology ; 104 (6): 892. doi: https://doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.104.6.892
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This is a boxed set consisting of a 444-page book and seven previously published maps at scales ranging from 1:25,000 to 1:500,000. Maps include overviews at 1:500,000 and 1:250,000, four 1:100,000 sheets covering the entire area, and detailed maps of the Bugle Gap (1:50,000) and Windjana Gorge (1:25,000) areas. Together, they provide the definitive reference on the fascinating and economically significant reef complexes of Western Australia’s Canning basin. Economic interest stems from the Blina oilfield and several lead and zinc mines that include Pillara, Goongewa, and Cadjebut.
As the synopsis indicates, systematic research on the reefs began in 1956, spurred...