Overview of NSW geology
The geological history of New South Wales is very complex and spans almost two billion years of Earth history. During this time there have been multiple phases of active continental growth, involving periods of widespread volcanic activity, sedimentation (in near-shore basins and in deep-sea areas), granite intrusion and intense folding and faulting as a consequence of the processes of plate tectonics (crustal plate interaction). These geological processes have resulted in the formation of new or additional crustal areas.in the form of mountain chains or orogens. During time, these mountain chains in NSW have been denuded to produce the overall subdued topography we now see. New South Wales contains four orogens and many younger areas of sedimentary cover.
- Statewide tectonics
- Regional geology of NSW - craton and orogens
- Regional geology of NSW - sedimentary basins
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- Field Geology of New South Wales, David F Branagan and Gordon H Packham. $38.50 (ISBN: 0731392221)