Australian Museum Journal Palaeontologia Novae Cambriae Meridionalis—occasional descriptions of New South Wales fossils—No. 6

Shortform:
Etheridge, 1917, Rec. Aust. Mus. 11(10): 219–226
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.
Year published:
1917
Title:
Palaeontologia Novae Cambriae Meridionalis—occasional descriptions of New South Wales fossils—No. 6
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Start page:
219
End page:
226
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.11.1917.917
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xl–xli
Date published:
12 July 1917
Cover date:
12 July 1917
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA; TAXONOMY; PALAEONTOLOGY
Digitized:
03 November 2008
Available online:
16 December 2008
Reference number:
917
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (98kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1561kb PDF)

Abstract

At Mount Wilson, on Dunlop Holding, about thirty miles north-west of Dunlop Homestead, Darling River, a well was sunk previous to 1881, to a depth of about five hundred feet, as a means of water supply. In 1903 I visited the locality and found the surroundiug spoil heaps in a great measure composed of a blue calcareous mudstone. This matrix is crammed with broken valves and shell fragments of a small bivalve, so plentiful as to almost form a "musselband," and certainly a good "horizon-indicator" in this portion of our Lower Cretaceous.