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Friday, January 17, 2014

January 17. Australian and Antarctic Cratons


By Richard I. Gibson

Much of Western Australia is underlain by Archean or early Proterozoic rocks in two major cratons, the Yilgarn and Pilbara Blocks. It’s likely that these blocks extend in the subsurface into central Australia, but most of Eastern Australia is much younger in terms of the age of formation of the basement rocks there.

Original map by Rolinator, via Wikipedia under GNU free documentation license.

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