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Polar Bear
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From: Ingleburn, NSW
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06 April 2021 12:21 pm

Greetings all

I would like to learn more about the Geology of Australia. I go out fossicking, prospecting, and fossil hunting. I would like to have a basic knowledge of the geology in the areas I go to. I'm in NSW but travel a bit. Any good book suggestions for complete beginners?

Cheers

Bear


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Pecky
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12 May 2021 11:27 pm

Hi Bear,

At my local APLA branch they recommend UNDERSTANDING GEOLOGY - Geology for Non-Geologists https://understanding-geology.com/ which is pretty good.
It’s not only the book but also includes a 40 lecture type PowerPoint presentations. The author is a prospector and a lecturer at the Western Australian School of Mines in Kalgoorlie.

cheers
Pecky


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Polar Bear
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13 May 2021 12:41 pm

Thank you for that link Pecky


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goldierocks
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13 May 2021 01:17 pm

The best is probably:

The Geology of Australia
by Bob Henderson, David Johnson (3rd ed 2016)

The Geology of Australia | Angus & Robertson (angusrobertson.com.au)

(available also in Kindle format, but just as expensive and only B&W)

There is also a free download that is possibly not quite as useful for basic geology:

Shaping a Nation (anu.edu.au)

There are free geology textbooks on-line, such as “Essentials of Geology” but these do not specifically deal with Australia – they can be useful as references.

Geology books : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Last edited by goldierocks (13 May 2021 01:18 pm)


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Mackka
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13 May 2021 01:27 pm

I have, The Mineral Deposits of New South Wales, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines. Printed in 1974 a good read if you are into that sort of thing.682 pages with maps and diagrams. Was a good buy at $20.00
Mackka
Another good one is - Gemstones of the Southern Continent by Lin Sutherland Printed in 1991.

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13 May 2021 10:19 pm

The url links don't seem to be active in my post above:

https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/the-geo … 1107432413

https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/shaping-nation - the free one

https://archive.org/details/geology-boo … 8/mode/2up

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17 November 2021 07:26 am

Picked this up for a couple of bucks last weekend at a garage sale.
I have no idea about geology but at least it looks impressive on the shelf. lol
Has quite a few maps in it. one day I may start trying to interpret it.

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17 November 2021 10:17 am

This might help..
https://youtu.be/j5q5SIi_G_Q

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Cranky Emu
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17 November 2021 12:49 pm

I have a fair few ebooks on Geology, if you want to send me a PM with your postal address I can whack them on a USB for you and send it off.


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Solid Luck
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17 November 2021 12:53 pm

Cranky Emu wrote:

I have a fair few ebooks on Geology, if you want to send me a PM with your postal address I can whack them on a USB for you and send it off.

Thanks for the offer Cranky Emu but at the moment I have no patience to read this sort of stuff. thumbsup


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18 November 2021 03:20 am

Solid Luck wrote:

Thanks for the offer Cranky Emu but at the moment I have no patience to read this sort of stuff. thumbsup

Sorry must have got it wrong, thought you were looking for books on geology.


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18 November 2021 07:47 am

I have studied This presentation from Bob Fagan and has been quite helpful!

Pecky wrote:

Hi Bear,

At my local APLA branch they recommend UNDERSTANDING GEOLOGY - Geology for Non-Geologists https://understanding-geology.com/ which is pretty good.
It’s not only the book but also includes a 40 lecture type PowerPoint presentations. The author is a prospector and a lecturer at the Western Australian School of Mines in Kalgoorlie.

cheers
Pecky


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