Sedimentary: limestone, shale, sandstone, siltstone.
A large intracratonic basin that occurs mainly within Western Australia with only a small portion of the basin extending into the Northern Territory.
Within the Northern Territory, unconformably overlies the Palaeoproterozoic Tanami Region and Neoproterozoic Murraba Basin.
Up to 1 km thick within the Northern Territory.
No known occurrences in the Northern Territory. Hosts oil and gas and MVT type base metal deposits in Western Australia.
Dunster JN, 2013. Chapter 37: Canning Basin: in Ahmad M and Munson TJ (compilers) ‘Geology and Mineral Resources of the Northern Territory’. Northern Territory Geological Survey, Special Publication 5
Last updated: 09 May 2016