The Lachlan Fold Belt (LFB) or Lachlan Orogen is a geological subdivision of the east part of Australia. It is a zone of folded and faulted rocks of similar age. It dominates New South Wales and Victoria, also extending into Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland. It was formed in the Middle Paleozoic from 450 to 340 Mya. It was earlier known as Lachlan Geosyncline. It covers an area of 200,000 km2.
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... Broad subdivisions are the Western Lachlan, which lies in Victoria including the Stawell and Melbourne Zones ... The Central Lachlan includes the Tabberabbera Zone and the Wagga-Omeo Metamorphic Belt ... The Eastern Lachlan extends to the east of the Gilmore Fault Zone, a shear zone on the edge of the WOMB ...
... it forms the terrane boundary between the Delamerian and Lachlan fold belts ... These twofold belts show important differences ... The Delamerian Fold Belt is mainly composed of Neoproterozoic-Cambrian rocks and was deformed in the Late Cambrian Delamerian Orogeny whereas the Lachlan Fold Belt contains mainly Cambrian-Devonian ...
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