Centralian Superbasin

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The Centralian Superbasin is a large intracratonic sedimentary basin which occupied a large area of central, southern and western Australia during much of the Neoproterozoic Era (~830-540 Ma).[1]

This superbasin was disrupted by two periods of uplift and mountain building, the latest Neoproterozoic Petermann Orogeny and Palaeozoic Alice Springs Orogeny, to leave remnants including the Amadeus, Georgina, Ngalia, and Officer basins.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Walter MR, Veevers JJ, Calver CR, and Grey K (1995) "Neoproterozoic stratigraphy of the Centralian Superbasin, Australia" Precambrian Research 73, 173–195. Abstract
  2. ^ Grey K, Hocking RM, Stevens MK, Bagas L, Carlsen GM, Irimies F, Pirajno F, Haines PW, Apak SN (2005) "Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the Officer Basin and correlative parts of the Paterson Orogen, Western Australia" Western Australia Geological Survey, Report 93, 89p.

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