The hawkesbury sandstone and the brahmaputra

A depositional model for continental sheet sandstones

P. J. Conaghan, J. G. Jones

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    Bedding characteristics of the fluvial Hawkesbury Sandstone (Triassic) of the Sydney Basin are most readily explained in terms of a model of flood- and falling-stage vertical accretion derived from Coleman’s study of the Brahmaputra. This model suggests inadequacies in present concepts of 'braided stream' deposits based on observations made at low stage. A Brahmaputra model may be widely applicable to continental sheet sandstones. Copyright.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)275-283
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of the Geological Society of Australia
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1975

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