The Wells limestone, A.C.T., as a source of aggregate
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Wells Limestone, situated 8 miles from Canberra in A.C.T., is a lens of massive limestone in a formation largely consisting of shales of Silurian age. The gently undulating topography and the low relief of the area of outcrop itself do not provide an attractive quarry site, although the stone seems very suitable for use as aggregate. Soil interpretation from shallow bores indicate considerable extensions of the deposit beyond the outcrop. 'Indicated' and 'inferred' reserves of limestone [have] been calculated, although further proving of reserves should be done before it is decided to establish a crushing plant at the deposit.