Sub-basaltic weathering, damsites, palaeomagnetism, and the age of lateritization

P. W. Schmidt, D. T. Currey, C. D. Oilier

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    Investigations described from three Victorian damsites indicate that weathering of Ordovician bedrock is increased where it is overlain by basalt, even though the basalt is little weathered. Sub-basaltic weathering may account for the fact that weathered rock beneath a Jurassic lava flow gives a weathering remagnetization age of Mid-Cainozoic, consistent with palaeomagnetically determined ages of lateritization from elsewhere in Australia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)367-370
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the Geological Society of Australia
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1976


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