Journal article

Phanerozoic reactivation along a fundamental Proterozoic crustal fault, the Darling river lineament, Australia: constraints from apatite fission track thermochronology

PB O'Sullivan, BP Kohn, MM Mitchell

Earth and Planetary Science Letters | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1998


The Darling River of eastern Australia flows along a relatively straight course for much of a ~2000 km linear feature extending from South Australia to the offshore continental margin of Queensland. This crustal-scale feature, the Darling River Lineament (DRL), is considered to have originally been a part of the Tasman Line, a major Late Proterozoic fracture zone which was active during the breakup of the Rodinia supercontinent. Even though extensive Phanerozoic orogenic contraction has since affected the Darling River region, the present surface expression of the DRL indicates relatively recent reactivation. Time-temperature modelling of apatite fission track data from rocks straddling the ..

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