Temporal development of the Atherton Basalt Province, north Queensland

  title={Temporal development of the Atherton Basalt Province, north Queensland},
  author={P. Whitehead and P. J. Stephenson and I. Mcdougall and M. Hopkins and A. Graham and K. Collerson and D. Johnson},
  journal={Australian Journal of Earth Sciences},
  pages={691 - 709}
  • P. Whitehead, P. J. Stephenson, +4 authors D. Johnson
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
  • The Atherton Basalt Province is centred on the Atherton Tableland, ∼50 km southwest of Cairns in north Queensland. Forty-eight K – Ar age determinations and four U/Th analyses from these basalts provide information on the distribution of the volcanics over time. Volcanism commenced at 7.1 Ma and continued into the Early Holocene, with volumetric peaks in activity occurring 3.5 – 3 Ma and 2 – 1 Ma. The province shows a change with time from eruptions of voluminous lava flows that built… CONTINUE READING
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