Evidence of major sulphate evaporite deposits in the Proterozoic McArthur Group, Northern Territory, Australia

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WE report the occurrence of extensive sulphate evaporite relicts from the McArthur Group (1,600–1,400 Myr old), Northern Territory (16° 30′S: 135° 30′ E approx), Australia. The McArthur Group comprises a sequence of carbonates, shales, siltstones and sandstones, with a minor volcanic component, of mid-Proterozoic sediments and includes the huge H.Y.C. stratiform Pb–Zn–Ag deposit1.

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WALKER, R., MUIR, M., DIVER, W. et al. Evidence of major sulphate evaporite deposits in the Proterozoic McArthur Group, Northern Territory, Australia. Nature 265, 526–529 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1038/265526a0

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