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AAPG Bulletin, V. 84, No. 8 (August 2000), P. 1129-1151.

A Review of Tertiary Brown Coal Deposits in Australia--Their Depositional Factors and Eustatic Correlations1

Guy R. Holdgate2 and Jonathan D. A. Clarke3

©Copyright 2000. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists. All rights reserved.
1Manuscript received December 1, 1998; revised manuscript received December 14, 1999; final acceptance January 15, 2000.
2School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Previous HitVictoriaTop, 3052, Australia; e-mail: [email protected]
3Geology Department, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia; e-mail: [email protected]
We acknowledge detailed comments on an earlier version of the paper by Claus Diessel and Romeo Flores. We also acknowledge useful discussions with Stephen Gallagher and Malcolm Wallace, also of the School of Earth Sciences at Melbourne University. G. R. Holdgate is funded through a postdoctoral ARC research scholarship.


The paleogeographical setting, sequence stratigraphy, and timing for six Tertiary brown coal deposits along the southern seaboard of Australia indicate a concentration of major coal-forming phases to periods of significant coastal onlap coupled with frequent sea level oscillations.

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