Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Eucla Basin

The Eucla Basin was uplifted more than 30 million years later than the Canning Basin and the Officer Basin, following the marine incursion of the Miocene.

This basin is in South Australia and Western Australia. Since the uplift of a large area of the northern part to form the Nullarbor Plain, it has an offshore and an onshore section. It extends more than 500 km offshore and about 350 km inland from the coast as the Nullarbor Plain (the Bunda Plateau). It originated in the Cainozoic, and is made up of sedimentary rock. It has a confined, sandstone aquifer, and an unconfined, limestone aquifer.

Sources & Further reading

Mary E White, Running Down, Water in a Changing Land, Kangaroo Press, 2000



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