Paleo-environmental reconstruction of Lopingian (upper Permian) sediments in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, Australia

Phillips, L. J., Edwards, S. A., Bianchi, V. and Esterle, J. S. (2017) Paleo-environmental reconstruction of Lopingian (upper Permian) sediments in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 64 5: 587-609. doi:10.1080/08120099.2017.1338618


Author Phillips, L. J.
Edwards, S. A.
Bianchi, V.
Esterle, J. S.
Title Paleo-environmental reconstruction of Lopingian (upper Permian) sediments in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Earth Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-0952
0812-0099
Publication date 2017-07-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08120099.2017.1338618
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 64
Issue 5
Start page 587
End page 609
Total pages 23
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract The recent review of the Lopingian (upper Permian) stratigraphic framework of the Galilee Basin, prompted a reconsideration of the paleo-environments of deposition. This study interpreted the distribution of sedimentary facies from geophysical logs across the basin complemented by detailed logging from four key wells (GSQ Tambo 1-1A, OEC Glue Pot Creek 1, CRD Montani 1 and GSQ Muttaburra 1). Seven facies associations were identified: terrestrial fluvial, floodplain, lacustrine and mire; and paralic to marine estuarine shoreline, delta and restricted marine. Coal measures (mire facies) are best developed in the northeastern margin of the basin, whereas the southern Springsure Shelf was dominated by marine conditions throughout the Lopingian, only developing terrestrial facies towards the very uppermost Lopingian. The ‘Colinlea Sandstone equivalent’ was deposited in a fluvial system, with tidal influence exhibited in the southern part of the basin, which decreases further north as lacustrine environments become common. The regional transgression represented by the Black Alley Shale can be mapped into the central part of the basin, but based on new exploration data its northern extent is more limited than previously thought. The ‘Burngrove Formation equivalent’ and Bandanna Formation represent a southerly prograding fluvial-deltaic system during the regional regression in the upper part of the Lopingian.
Keyword Galilee Basin
Stratigraphy
Lopingian
Paleo-environment
Correlation
Facies associations
Bowen Basin
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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