Implications for Australian mineral exploration and environmental
Abstracts Volume, Field Guide.
and Field Guide of the symposium held at the Australian National
University, Canberra, ACT, on the 25th and 26th of November, 1998.
These are intended to prove valuable as both an official
record of the symposium and field trip and as a source of reference
material for people involved in all areas of teaching and research
related to aeolian dust.
The symposium was structured into sessions under the following
themes: Nature of Aeolian Dust; Environmental Applications of Aeolian
Dust Accessions; Role of Aeolian Dust in Soil-Landscape Processes;
and Implications of Aeolian Dust for Mineral Exploration.
The field trip, to four sites in the Canberra-Yass area, aimed
to demonstrate profiles where the aeolian component is significant.
The sites show that in many cases the aeolian component of the regolith
is not immediately obvious and requires detailed study to prove
its presence, expecially where it is admixed with residual soil.
It is only by the integration of geomorphology, soil science, geochemistry
and mineralogy that the regolith geologist will be able to elucidate
some understanding of the regolith processes and landscape evolution
of sites affected by aeolian input. Field Guide: 9 illustrations
colour, 9 B&W.