Wolfe Basin

Lithology:

Sedimentary: diamictite, sandstone, conglomerate, siltstone.

Wolfe Basin

Epoch Min:

Neoproterozoic (Ediacaran)

Epoch Max:

Neoproterozoic (Cryogenia)

Age Min:

600 Ma.

Age Max:

750 Ma.

Summary:

Generally flat-lying to gently dipping sedimentary basin dominated by glacial and fluvio-glacial sediments, extends into Western Australia.

Relationship:

Unconformably overlies the Neoproterozoic Victoria Basin. Unconformably overlain by the Cambrian Kalkarindji Province.

Thickness:

At least 2 km.

Economic:

No known mineral deposits.

Metamorphism:

Unmetamorphosed.

Main Reference:

Dunster JN, 2013. Chapter 27: Wolfe 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