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A Lower to Middle Ordovician age for the Hotham Group, eastern Victoria

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In the Tabberabbera district of eastern Victoria, Ordovician sediments comprise a 4-5 km thick succession of quartz-rich turbidites named the Hotham Group. Conodonts and graptolites occur in rare cherts and black shales which are interbedded with the otherwise unfossiliferous succession. A Lower to Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) age is suggested. The oldest strata are ribbon cherts of probably Early Tremadocian (pre-Lancefieldian) age that occur as tectonic slices along the Wonnangatta Line, a major fault to the west of Tabberabbera. -Authors

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Stewart, I. R., & Fergusson, C. L. (1988). A Lower to Middle Ordovician age for the Hotham Group, eastern Victoria. Proceedings - Royal Society of Victoria, 100, 15-20.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024218468

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 20

Volume


  • 100

Abstract


  • In the Tabberabbera district of eastern Victoria, Ordovician sediments comprise a 4-5 km thick succession of quartz-rich turbidites named the Hotham Group. Conodonts and graptolites occur in rare cherts and black shales which are interbedded with the otherwise unfossiliferous succession. A Lower to Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) age is suggested. The oldest strata are ribbon cherts of probably Early Tremadocian (pre-Lancefieldian) age that occur as tectonic slices along the Wonnangatta Line, a major fault to the west of Tabberabbera. -Authors

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Stewart, I. R., & Fergusson, C. L. (1988). A Lower to Middle Ordovician age for the Hotham Group, eastern Victoria. Proceedings - Royal Society of Victoria, 100, 15-20.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024218468

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 20

Volume


  • 100