Proterozoic and Cambrian phosphorites - regional review: Australia

P. F. Howard

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    Phosphorite deposits are widespread in the Proterozoic and Cambrian sediments of Australia, although with the exception of those in the Georgina Basin they are generally small and uneconomic. Total production of rock phosphate, since the discovery of occurrences in S Australia in 1903, amounts to 1 455 000 tonnes. Reviews the geology of the basins containing phosphogenic sequences, placing major emphasis on the Late Proterozoic and the Cambrian sediments of the Adelaide Geosyncline and the Middle Cambrian of the Georgina Basin where most of the deposits occur. -from Author

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhosphate deposits of the world
    Subtitle of host publicationProterozoic and Cambrian phosphorites
    EditorsP. J. Cook, J. H. Shergold
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Print)052115034X, 9780521619219, 0521619211
    Publication statusPublished - 1986

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    NameCambridge Earth Science Series


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