Journal article

No mountains to snow on: major post-Eocene uplift of the East Victoria Highlands; evidence from Cenozoic deposits

GR Holdgate, MW Wallace, SJ Gallagher, BE Wagstaff, D Moore

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Since the idea of the Pliocene Kosciusko Uplift in the Southeastern Highlands of Australia was first introduced, there has been considerable debate about the validity of this Cenozoic uplift event. Until the mid 1990s, most researchers argued that most highland relief was present by the Cretaceous. Since the late 1990s, there has been a paradigm shift that extensive young Cenozoic uplift created much of the high relief. In this paper, we synthesise Cenozoic stratigraphic and structural data from the East Victoria Highlands to assess the timing and origin of uplift. New high-resolution radar topography data indicate extensive east-northeast- and northeast-trending vertical and horizontal faul..

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