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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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.