Studies in the late geological history of Queensland

Whitehouse, F. W. (Frederick William) Studies in the late geological history of Queensland. Brisbane: University of Queensland. Department of Geology, 1940.

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Author Whitehouse, F. W. (Frederick William)
Title Studies in the late geological history of Queensland
Place of Publication Brisbane
Publisher University of Queensland. Department of Geology
Publication year 1940
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Series Papers (University of Queensland. Dept. of Geology) ; v. 2 (New Series) no. 1.
Language eng
Total number of pages 74
Subjects 0403 Geology
Formatted Abstract/Summary

The distribution of residuals of laterite clearly indicates that such soils once covered practically the whole of Queensland west of the Great Divide. The soil profiles vary slightly according to the parent rock; but an assemblage of three types characterised: respectively by excess of iron oxide, kaolin and silica is common. There were at least two periods of laterite formation in Pliocene times. The soils seem to have been formed in warm climates of steady rainfall. A period of seasonal rains followed in which the lateritic plateau was deeply dissected and a series of derivative soils formed by physical and chemical agencies. The distribution of the residuals is related intimately to the physiographical peculiarities of the region and allows a reconstruct ion of the Miocene landscape. Some observations are offered on the origin of laterite soils.

Contents:
Lateritic soils of Western Queensland
Late tertiary limestones in Queensland and their signifiance
Evolution of the Barkly Tableland
Changes in the valley of the Flinders River
The Climates of Queensland since Miocene times

Keyword Geology -- Queensland
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Tertiary
Soils -- Queensland
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes First published in 1937, the University of Queensland Department of Geology Papers was primarily a medium for publication of original research work conducted by staff members and postgraduate students of the Department of Geology and Mineralogy at UQ. Contributions from others, particularly on aspects of Queensland geology, were also published.
Frequency: Irregular. Some early issues have New series in numbering.

The publication was continued by Papers (University of Queensland. Department of Earth Sciences) from Vol. 12 no. 4, 1992.

 
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