Abstract

The Mt. Fox basalt field encompasses late Tertiary plugs and flow remnants and the Pleistocene Mt. Fox volcano. The flow remnants suggest an earlier largely westerly flowing plateau drainage, captured by southerly flowing drainages which cut through the old valley fills.

 

The basalts are mostly undersaturated types, basanitic and alkali basaltic rocks, but include transitional olivine tholeiite. Geochemically, the younger Mt. Fox lavas are the most undersaturated and show relative enrichment in alkali and alkaline earth elements.

 

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Sutherland, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(19): 532–543
Author
F. L. Sutherland
Year
1977
Title
Cainozoic basalts of the Mt Fox area, north Queensland
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
30
Issue
19
Start Page
532
End Page
543
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1977.194
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1977
Cover Date
31 December 1977
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CAINOZOIC
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10 February 2009
Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
194
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