Australian Museum Journal Cainozoic basalts of the Mt Fox area, north Queensland

Shortform:
Sutherland, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(19): 532–543
Author(s):
Sutherland, F. L.
Year published:
1977
Title:
Cainozoic basalts of the Mt Fox area, north Queensland
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
30
Issue:
19
Start page:
532
End page:
543
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1977.194
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1977
Cover date:
31 December 1977
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CAINOZOIC
Digitized:
10 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
194
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (70kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1650kb PDF)

Abstract

The Mt. Fox basalt field encompasses late Tertiary plugs and flow remnants and the Pleistocene Mt. Fox volcano. The flow remnants suggest an earlier largely westerly flowing plateau drainage, captured by southerly flowing drainages which cut through the old valley fills.

The basalts are mostly undersaturated types, basanitic and alkali basaltic rocks, but include transitional olivine tholeiite. Geochemically, the younger Mt. Fox lavas are the most undersaturated and show relative enrichment in alkali and alkaline earth elements.