Murraba Basin

Lithology:

Sedimentary: sandstone, conglomerate, minor mudstone and dolostone.

Murraba Basin

Epoch Min:

Neoproterozoic.

Epoch Max:

Neoproterozoic.

Age Min:

600 Ma.

Age Max:

850 Ma.

Summary:

A sedimentary basin formed as part of the Centralian Superbasin and extends into Western Australia. Correlated with lower units of the Amadeus and Ngalia basins.

Relationship:

Unconformably overlies the Palaeo-Neoproterozoic Aileron Province and Palaeoproterozoic Tanami Region. Unconformably overlain by the Phanerozoic Canning Basin

Thickness:

Up to 4 km.

Economic:

No known mineral occurrences.

Metamorphism:

Unmetamorphosed.

Main References:

Ahmad M, 2013. Chapter 25: Murraba 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: 28 November 2017