July 2011

Fortescue group (Australie) (Sciences)

Publications relating to the explorations

WOODALL, R., 1985. Limited vision: A personal experience of mining geology and scientific mineral exploration. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 32:231-237.
"In 1957 WMC began its search for a sediment hosted copper deposit in the vast Proterozoic of Australia, a search which would last 19 years and cost $12 million in today's money terms. Our perception at the time dictated that the search be concentrated where there were signs of copper in favourable host rocks - shales like those of the African Copperbelt or lavas like those of Michigan. Limited vision took us to the remote Warburton Ranges, and to the
Fortesque Group in the Pilbara. Only when science opened our eyes to the importance of looking for copper where events may have sourced copper did improved vision enable us to see the potential of the Stuart Shelf in South Australia, where tectonics and geophysics subsequently guided us to Australia's greatest ore deposit at Olympic Dam." p232.

Ron Hackney
PhD Student
Department of Geology & Geophysics
The University of Western Australia


The Hamersley Province of Western Australia comprises a thick succession (up to 5-6 km) of largely volcanic rocks (Fortescue Group) overlain by a 2.5 km thick succession dominated by banded iron-formation units (Hamersley Group) (e.g. Harmsworth et al., 1990). The province contains an early Proterozoic foreland fold-and-thrust belt that hosts ten percent of known world reserves of iron ore. Renewed company interest in extending ore reserves requires knowledge of the subsurface structural geology, which will be gained by incorporating surface geological data with gravity, magnetic and seismic data. Data from two multi-channel seismic profiles obtained in 1997 (Figure 1) will constrain structural sections through the region, and gravity and magnetic measurements will be used to discriminate between possible alternative subsurface sections. Balanced structural sections across the fold-and-thrust belt will form the basis for an integrated model of the structural evolution of the Hamersley Province.


The longer of the two seismic lines, situated approximately 100 km west of Newman, begins in gently folded late Archaean to early Proterozoic Hamersley Group rocks close to the undeformed foreland and continues south into a fold belt dominated at all scales by north-verging asymmetric folds. The southern margin of the fold belt is bounded by a major normal fault that brings the younger sedimentary rocks of the late Paleoproterozoic Bresnahan Basin into contact with dolerites of the late Archaean upper Fortescue Group.
A shorter line, 20 km east of Newman, runs approximately 40 km north-south from Hamersley Group rocks that progressively become more intensely deformed to the south before crossing into the Sylvania Inlier (Figure 1). This Archaean granite-greenstone terrain is juxtaposed against the younger rocks of the Hamersley and
Fortescue Group, and the boundary is interpreted as a south-dipping fault contact involving over-thrusting of basement during formation of the fold-and-thrust belt (Tyler & Thorne, 1990; Tyler, 1991). Geophysical data along this seismic line provide important constraints for modelling the geometry of this important boundary.


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4. Mingar Dome, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia

Field relations, Landsat-5-Thematic Mapper multispectral images
and geophysical data were examined in connection with the
near-perfectly circular 80 km-diameter large Mingar Dome, western
Pilbara Craton, north western Western Australia, with the aim of
elucidating its origin. The dome consists of
Fortescue Group (2.76
Ga) mafic volcanics and minor felsic volcanics and sediments
unconformably overlying core inliers of granite (3.24 Ga),
migmatite and amphibolite exposed by the
Fortescue River at the
center of the structure. Local pseudotachylite microbreccia vein
systems occur immediately below the basal unconformity of the
Fortescue Group on the Fortescue River, consisting of angular
quartz grains and deformed feldspar and containing granitic
fragments from the surrounding basement. No penetrative
deformation lamella diagnostic of high velocity shock were
observed, and the veins were possibly triggered by earthquakes. No
direct evidence has been observed for a meteoritic impact
connection of the Mingar Dome. A spin-off of the present study has
been the Landsat-5-TM correlation and identification of a range of
Fortescue Group and Hamersley Group volcanic and sedimentary rock
types, allowing spectral fingerprinting of a range of lithological
types, including separation of carbonates, shales, iron formations
and a range of volcanic rock types using band ratios and principal

E-Mail: chall@tsrc.uwa.edu.au
B.Sc. (Hons) & M.Sc., Otago University, New Zealand

Keywords:Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Fortescue Group, Archaean, Pilbara, Palaeogeography, Bellary Formation, Mount Roe Basalt, Hardey Formation
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Powell & Dr. Annette George Tectonics Special Research Center

Project Description
Palaeogeography, sedimentology and tectonics of the Fortescue Group, southern Hamersley Province, Western Australia.
The project aims to provide a palaeo-reconstruction of the southern margin of the Pilbara Craton approximately 2765 Million years ago when the
Fortescue Group was deposited, unconformably, on the granite-greenstone terrane. This will be achieved by:
Applying basin analysis techniques to the 3 lowermost formations of the Fortescue Group (Bellary Formation, Mount Roe Basalt and Hardey Formation) in order to determine distribution and facies.

Palaeocurrent analysis and petrography of the Hardey Formation (quartz-rich sandstone) to determine provenance..
Geochemistry of the Hardey Formation to determine provenance and combined with points (1) & (2) will set up a tectonic discrimination diagram for Archaean sandstones..
Geochemistry (major and trace element) of basalt flows from the Bellary Formation and Mount Roe Basalt to determine tectonic setting..
Provide an age for the Bellary Formation using zircons from a tuffaceous unit. Method of analysis will be by SHRIMP..

Brief Summary of results to date
Regional mapping of the Bellary Formation at 1:15,000 scale has identified a series of basalt flows intercalated with fluvial and lacustrine sediments .The base of the Bellary Formation is not seen, but is assumed to be unconformable with the Archaean Granite-Greenstone terrane.Basalt flows 1-4metres thick, with autobrecciated flow tops, at the base of the formation are overlain by upward fining turbidites (Tb-Td). Flute Casts within the turbidites indicate a source region to the east.A poorly sorted conglomerate, with well rounded boulders of granite, chert, banded chert and basalt overlies the turbidites but is not laterally continuous.Above the turbidites and conglomerate are more basalt flows with coarse, but well sorted, quartzose sandstones and very fine siliceous mudstones. The thickness of the Bellary Formation is approximately 400 metres. Preliminary geochemistry results indicate that the basalts have calc-alkaline to tholeiitic affinities.
Conformably above the Bellary Formation is the Mount Roe Basalt, found only on the Bellary and Rocklea Domes. Two new locations of the Mount Roe Basalt have been identified on the Rocklea Dome. The distribution of the basalt on this dome may have been controlled by NNE trending growth faults, active during deposition of the lower
Fortescue Group. Geochemistry results are similar to the Bellary Formation with calc-alkaline to tholeiitic affinities and LREE enrichment. More results are pending.
The Hardey Formation is an extensive quartz-rich sandstone with localised conglomerates at the base. The base of the Hardey Formation is either unconformable with the basement or disconformable with the Mount Roe Basalt Restored palaeocurrent results from trough cross beds, parting lineations, flute casts and ripples indicate a source region from the east, north east. The average quartz composition from the Milli Milli and Rocklea Domes is 70-72 % with the remaining 30 ­28 % made up by plagioclase and K-feldspar. The Hardey Formation on the Bellary Dome has a higher component of quartz (83%) which is similar to the percentage of quartz in the Bellary Formation (82%). The percentage of heavy minerals is very low, and restricted to zircon, titanite, apatite and Fe-oxide minerals. These results suggest that the source the Hardey Formation was most likely of granitic origin.
Initial palaegeographic reconstructions suggest that the lower
Fortescue Group was deposited in a non-marine environment such as an alluvial braid plane, at the onset of rifting approximately 2.76 Billion years ago. Normal faults active during the rifting formed graben and half-grabens which acted as local depocentres for the Bellary and Mount Roe Basalt. The disconformity between the Mount Roe Basalt and Hardey Formation indicates a pause in the rifting, followed by erosion of a granitic source to the east and deposition of a fluvial sandstone and silts. Conformably above the Hardey Formation are pillow basalts, basalts, volcanoclastic sediments and komatiites of the upper Fortescue Group.
Hall, C.E., Cooper, A.F., & Parkinson, D.L. (1995) Early Cambrian carbonatite in Antarctica. J.Geol.Soc.Lon. 152, 721-728 Baxter, L.J., Chisholm, J.M. & Hall, C.E. (1993) Ore block modelling and structural geology: Their integration. In: Robertson,I., Shaw, W., Arnold, C., & Lines, K. (eds) Proceedings of the Internation Mining Geology Conference. 31-34


Research School of Earth Science
Institute of Advanced Studies
Australian National University


Charlotte Hall


Greg fortescue (Sciences)


 * In early July of 1998, a presentation of these guidelines was given for the National Coalition of Girls' Schools at the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California.
Greg Fortescue and Don Buckley of Marymount School of New York were the presenters.
To create an oversight committee to review and approve student-created, web-ready work for publication on a school World Wide Web site.
Greg Fortescue and Don Buckley can be contacted at:

StThomashall Lecture Hall

Posted by
Greg Fortescue on December 11, 1998 at 10:41:01:
In Reply to:
why posted by tom on October 08, 1997 at 14:18:06:
: why did thomas quit talking, writting, etc. during the last several years of his life ?

Student Webwork Committee

Gwendoline Mary Gertrude Fortescue - 1903-1983 + her father

Fortescue_Gwendoline Mary Gertrude_1903-1983


Granville Captain Fortescue - 1887-1915



Gerrard Frederick Fortescue - 1867-1942



Gerrard Fortescue - 1833-1915




George Matthew Fortescue of Boconnoc - 1791-1877



George Fortescue - 1833-1896



George Fortescue Maximilien de Winter (Rebecca)

Laurence Olivier ...George Fortescu Maximillian 'Maxim' de Winter


Oscar du meilleur film.

  • Adapté du roman de Daphné du Maurier
  • (il avait déjà adapté La Taverne de la Jamaïque en 39, en Angleterre)
  • Scénario de Philip MacDonald et Michael Hogan
  • Avec Laurence Olivier (George Fortescu Maxillian "Maxim" de Winter), Joan Fontaine (La deuxième Mme de Winter), George Sanders (Jack Favell), Judith Anderson, Gladys Cooper, Nigel Bruce...
  • Musique de Franz Waxman
  • Photo de George Barnes
  • Montage de W.Donn Hayes, Hal C.Kern
  • Distribué par United Artists
  • Produit par Selznick International Pictures
Depuis 37, Selznick est en contact avec Hitchcock. Il l’engage pour tourner la version cinéma de ce best-seller. Le producteur veut une atmosphère british. La production est une des plus attendues de l’année : le producteur en or, le cinéaste anglais le plus réputé du moment, Laurence Olivier, récemment starisé par Les Hauts de Hurlevent, la fameuse Joan Fontaine (sur le conseil de Cukor), la soeur d’Olivia de Haviland. L’actrice n’avait pas l’éclat d’Olivia, et les studios ne croyait pas en son talent. Vivien Leigh, Margaret Sullavan, Loretta Young, Anne Baxter avaient été pressenties. Cela donn pourtant un des couples les plus beaux et les plus romantiques du cinéma... Et Hitchcock se laissa même suffisamment séduire par cette femme très féminine, pour qu’il l’enrôle l’année suivante dans Soupçons. On considère le film comme un grand classique, avec ses décors gothiques, ses rebondissements qui dénouent et renouent l'intrigue, son atmosphère sombre et chic. Un must du thriller romantique. Note: A l’origine, le premier film américain d’Hitchcock devait être une oeuvre sur la catastrophe du Titanic. Il en restera des bribes dans Lifeboat (1944).

Rebecca (1940) is the classic Hitchcock gothic thriller and a compelling romance-mystery.
An expensively-produced film by David O. Selznick (following his recent success with Gone With The Wind (1939)), it was Hitchcock's first American film,
although it retained distinctly British characteristics.
This film won for the director his first and only Best Picture Academy Award Oscar, beating out strong competition in 1940 from The Grapes of Wrath,
The Great Dictator, The Philadelphia Story, and Hitchcock's own Foreign Correspondent.
The film also won an Academy Award for Cinematography, and was nominated in nine other categories, including Best Director.
The film's screenplay is based on Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name.



rebecca1. rebecca


G.R. Fortescue (Sport)



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Gillian Thomas Fortescue (Sport)



Below is a table showing the Class Records as they stood in 1987 (The source for these was not as reliable as it is now!!) which should give an interesting perspective on todays records and those of an earlier period.

Sa- Standard Saloons & Sports Cars up to 1500ccP.Taylor
Sb- Standard Saloons & Sports Cars 1500cc to 2700cc
Mike Steel
Lotus 7
Sc- Standard Saloons & Sports Cars over 2700cc
Bill Goodman
1A-Road Modified Saloons & Sports Cars up to 1150cc
Eric Gaunt
1B-Road Modified Saloons & Sports Cars up 1150cc to 1500cc
Brian Kenyon
2A-Marque & Touring Cars
Mike Brown
3-Full Race Saloons up to 1300cc
Alistair Cobb
Skoda BDA
4-Full Race Saloons over 1300cc
Ron Hand
5-Full race Sports Cars up to 1300cc
MG Midget
6-Full race Sports Cars over 1300cc
David Grace
Lotus 7
Nick Whale
7-Up to 500cc
Jack Dillard
Martin Bolsover
8-Single Seater Racing cars up to 1300cc
Richard Homer
Delta T824
10-Single Seater Racing Cars 1301cc to 1600cc
Ray Rowan
11-Single Seater Racing Cars over 1600cc
Ray Rowan
28.22 (Course Record)
Gillian Fortesque Thomas


Gerald Fortescue

Gerald Fortescue Unsigned Movie Still

A 9 x 7 Original Black & White Unsigned Movie Still of Gerald Fortescue
in CBS-TVs "Mr. Adams and Eve". Dated 10/30/57.


Greg Fortescue (Actor)


Description :

Full Blast - Eine tödliche Party
Caractéristiques de l'objet - DVD

Rôle principal:
Andrew Heckler (Travis), Brian Hoyt (Scooter), Channon Roe (Razor), Curt Ellis (Georgetown), Dan Sordell (Paul), Danny Jacobs (Curt), David Carradine (Maceo),
Greg Fortescue (Noah), Jason Yates (Ridley), Jonathan Katz (Phil), Kyle McCullough (Jake), Luray Cooper (Rightous), Merle Kennedy (Janie), Michael Mattays (Pete), Michael Wyle (Mickey), Phil Durr (Bart), Scott Guy (Marvin), Suzi Regan (Kimmie), Todd Hawley (Thug), Traci Lords (Lindsay Lord)


Gregory Fortescue (Actor)

The Carrier

the carrier2

Starring Gregory Fortescue, Stevie Lee, N Paul Silverman, Steve Dixon, N Paul Silverman
Allegorical, Stephen King›inspired indie, shot in Michigan, about mysterious dissolving disease striking a small town. Unknown to all, disease is carried by a persecuted young man. Well-acted, inexpensive film is confident and aware of its own absurdities, though it falters at the very end. (1988, Rated NR)


gregory fortescue 2

October 7, 1993 - June 19, 1994


Selected Bibliography Ann Hamilton. La Jolla: San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 1991. Text by Susan Stewart.

Ann Hamilton. Seattle: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, 1992. Texts by Chris Bruce, Rebecca Solnit, Buzz Spector.
Doubletake: Collective Memory & Current Art. Znrich: Parkett in association with The South Bank Centre, 1992. Texts by Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger and Greg Hilty.
El Jardin Salvaje: The Savage Garden: Landscape as Metaphor in Recent American Installations. Madrid: Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, 1991. Text by Dan Cameron.
Pagel, David. "Still Life: The Tableaux of Ann Hamilton." Arts Magazine (May 1990), 56-61.
Places with a Past: New Site-Specific Art at Charleston's Spoleto Festival, New York: Rizzoli in association with the Spoleto Festival, Charleston, 1991. Text by Mary Jane Jacob.

Ann Hamilton was born in Lima, Ohio, on June 22, 1956. She earned a B.F.A. in textile design at the University of Kansas, and an M.F.A. in sculpture at Yale School of Art. Since graduating in 1985, she has made numerous installations in North America and Europe. In 1993 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.
The realization of a project of this scale is larger than any single effort. It is a process that relies on the commitment and participation of many individuals. Although it is not something you can point to and name, for me, the felt presence that informs this work grows out of the generosity of all who helped. I would like to acknowledge and thank for their support the core community that made this project.
Jim Schaeufele Project Manager, Dia Sue Patterson Project Manager, Fabric Workshop
Dia Crew: Vicki Arndt, Neil Benezra, Paul Bloodgood, Lynne Cooke, Steven Evans, Gregory Fortescue, Josh Galef, Chris Lidrbauch, Todd Schroeder, Gary Shakespeare, Ron Wakkary, Connie Walsh, Mechtild Widrich, Colleen Wolstenholm.
Ann Hamilton