Publication: Paleozoic to Triassic continental-scale sediment provenance of the Canning, Offcer and Northern Carnarvon Basins, Western Australia
Authors: S. Morón, P.A.Cawood, P. W. Haines, S.J. Gallagher, S. Zahirovic, C.J. Lewis & L. Moresi
Date Published: September 2019
Abstract:The provenance of Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary sequences in Western Australia remains controversial. Better understanding of sediment provenance has implications for the characterisation of reservoir quality and potential correlation between known reservoirs and reservoirs yet to be discovered.
Here, we compare U-Pb zircon chronology and Hf isotopic data from Triassic and Paleozoic sedimentary units from the Northern Carnarvon, Canning and Officer
basins with data from crystalline rocks to better fingerprint the sediment sources of these Western Australia basins.