from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area or formation of older rocks completely surrounded by younger layers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, a part of one formation completely surrounded by another that rests upon it: opposed to outlier.
To the southwest of the inlier is an area of calcareous earths derived from the Cambrian Georgina Limestone, one of only two such occurrences in northern Australia.
The Selwyn Range is considered to be a highly significant refuge for flora and fauna, and, like the plains, the inlier has its own endemic gecko (Gehyra robusta) and skink (Ctenotus striaticeps).
Llandovery strata again appear north of the Girvan at Dailly, where they form an inlier surrounded by the Old Red Sandstone and