Introduction

Withnall, I.W., Henderson, R.A., Champion, D.C., and Jell, P.A. (2013) Introduction. In: Jell, Peter A., (ed.) Geology of Queensland. Queensland Government, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, pp. 1-21.

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[Extract] Queensland encompasses more than 1 730000 km 2, a very large area to be systematically explored and geologically appreciated by any reckoning. The geology of the state involves the diversity expected for a substantial segment of Australia, and represents many of the large-scale geological elements of the crustal plate that is the continent of Australia. Geological exploration of Queensland over nearly 200 years has been largely driven by the search for economic minerals by governments and private companies, assisted by university research, although the majority of the knowledge expressed in this volume is the result of systematic surveys carried out cooperatively by the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) and Geoscience Australia (GA), formerly the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) and prior to that the Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR). Although geological maps of the entire surface of the state have been compiled, implying that ail the rocks exposed on the ground have been investigated and classified, no well-informed geologist could conclude that the geology of Queensland is fully known or entirely understood. Many of the unknowns, particularly in the subsurface and submarine, and debates about rock relationships, are highlighted in the chapters that follow.

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