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Acknowledgements

This paper incorporates the results of several independent ARC-funded projects (#A38830041; #A39130279; #A39331366; # A39232338, #A3931187) over the past ten years. We particularly acknowledge the financial and logistical support of Queensland Metals Corporation (and in particular Ian Howard-Smith, David Horton, and Darcy Milburn) without which the unifying work in the Fitzroy region would never have evolved. We are indebted to the many students who have contributed as part of the various projects. In particular, aspects of the PhD work of Joe Tang, Terry Harbort, Lorraine Campbell, and Basim Faraj, the MSc work of Bill Kwiecien and Jim Hanson, and the Honours work of Terry Harbort, Vanessa Muscio, Murray Patterson, Bernadette Williams, Eris O’Brien, Sean Joyce, Craig Roberts, Jason Moultrie, and Steve Downey have added to our understanding of the region. We must also acknowledge the discussions, sometimes spirited, over the years with Cec Murray, Russell Korsch, Chris Fergusson, John Draper, and others that have refined our ideas. In a review paper like this it is likely that we have missed proper acknowledgement of some sources. Constructive reviews by Vince Morand, Peter Cawood, and Cec Murray have considerably strengthened the paper.

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    1. List of Figures


Figure 1

Location map of major tectonic entities and study areas in the northern New England Fold Belt.


Figure 2

Structural framework of the Fitzroy region showing units and features discussed in the text. Dotted lines labelled i, ii, and iii are the cross-section lines AB, CD, and EF respectively of Figure 4.



Figure 5

Time-stratigraphic distribution of coarse clastic sediment wedges shed into the Bowen Basin from the east, showing the extent and episodic nature of coarse siliciclastic sediment derived from the approaching thrust front to the east. Bar marked Au deposits indicates age range for K/Ar ages from structurally-focussed gold mineralisation in the NNEFB. Small bars indicate specific K/Ar ages from illite in the Bowen Basin (Faraj et al., 1996), interpreted as fluid flux event(s). Three periods of thrust deformation are shown; the earliest is constrained mainly by 40Ar/39Ar dating in southeast Queensland, whereas the second and third are recognised from seismic records across the Bowen Basin (Korsch and Totterdall, 1995).



1 Dept of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland

2 Dept of Geology, Queensland University of Technology

1, Now at: Dept of Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

1, Now at: Etheridge, Henley, & Williams, 457 Upper Edward St, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000

1, Now at: 34-36 Whistler Court, Greenbank, Qld, 4124.

3 CODES, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252C, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001



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