Sedimentary: sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, coal, shale, red beds.
Unmetamorphosed and relatively undeformed intracratonic basin.
|Relationship:||Unconformably overlies the Carboniferous-Triassic Pedirka Basin and non-outcropping Cambrian -?Devonian Warburton Basin. Both basins are unconformable on metamorphic rocks of the Palaeo-Neoproterozoic Aileron Province and Mesoproterozoic Musgrave Province.|
|Thickness:||Up to 4 km.|
|Economic:||Moderate oil shows are found within the Northern Territory portion of the Basin. Historical mining of ochre. Minor coal, manganese and opal occurrences.|
|Main Reference:||Munson TJ, 2013. Chapter 41: Eromanga 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: 13 October 2017