Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Solid Earth, 11, 1205–1226, 2020

Special issue: Inversion tectonics – 30 years later

Solid Earth, 11, 1205–1226, 2020

Research article 07 Jul 2020

Research article | 07 Jul 2020

Basin inversion and structural architecture as constraints on fluid flow and Pb–Zn mineralization in the Paleo–Mesoproterozoic sedimentary sequences of northern Australia

George M. Gibson and Sally Edwards


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AR by George Gibson on behalf of the Authors (21 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Jun 2020) by Piotr Krzywiec
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Jun 2020) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
Short summary
This paper uses seismic reflection methods to image and better constrain fault and basin architecture at depth in a region of northern Australia thought to be highly prospective for oil and gas as well as sediment-hosted lead–zinc mineralisation. A better understanding of these architectural constraints is essential for the delineation of fluid pathways, barriers, and potential traps where these commodities may have accumulated.