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Title: Top End basins excursion guide. Central Australian Basins Symposium IV (CABS IV), Darwin, August 27-28, 2022
Report id: NTGS Record 2023-004
Year: 2023
Author: Jarrett, AJM
Munson, TJ
Foley, EK
Allen, HJ
Abstract: This excursion guide has been created by the Northern Territory Geological Survey to accompany the Central Australian Basin Symposium overnight excursion across the Top End of the Northern Territory from Darwin to Katherine. This excursion aims to highlight some of the outcropping geology between Darwin and Katherine. The Top End rocks outcropping along the route and at the various stops range in age from Palaeoproterozoic to Cretaceous. They are assigned to sedimentary and igneous rocks of the Palaeoproterozoic Pine Creek Orogen, and are overlain by stacked sedimentary basins, including the Palaeoproterozoic McArthur Basin, Palaeozoic Daly Basin and Mesozoic-Cenozoic Money Shoal Basin. The sites include road cuttings, lookouts, a river gorge, scenic waterholes, and an underground cavern.
This guide also includes important safety information, a short summary on the regional geology of the Top End, and a brief synopsis of each of the various stops and localities.
Publisher: Northern Territory Geological Survey
Conference: Central Australian Basins Symposium IV (CABS IV), Darwin, August 27–28, 2022
Document Type: NTGS Record
Access Constraint: With the exception of the Northern Territory of Australia logo and other government and corporate logos, and where otherwise noted, all material in this publication is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence ( You are free to re-use the work under the licence, on the condition that you attribute the Northern Territory of Australia (Northern Territory Geological Survey) and comply with the other licence terms.
Date Added: 11-Aug-2023
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