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Landsborough Sandstone STRATNO: 10146
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): QLD
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 10-APR-13
Replaced by: Previously known as: Landsborough Formation
Description: Lithofeldspathic labile and quartzose sandstone, siltstone, shale, minor coal, ferruginous oolite marker.
Comments: See also Landsborough Formation. Overlies sample of North Arm Volcanics dated by K/Ar at 213+/-7Ma, taken from outcrop near the Glass House Mountains.
Geological province: Nambour Basin
Type state: QLD Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 300m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
Top of unit -
Minimum age: Early Jurassic Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Base of unit -
Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Norian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method: inferred, biostratigraphic correlation

Stratigraphic Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status

Chemical Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status


Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
North Arm Volcanics underlies Landsborough Sandstone
First Reference:
REFID: 43910 de Jersey, N.J., 1964, Triassic spores and pollen grains from the Bundamba Group., Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication, 321, 21pp

Definition Reference:
REFID: 42893 McKellar, J.L., 1993, Stratigraphic Relationships in the Nambour Basin, Southeastern Queensland., Queensland Geology, 5, p2-17

Use on maps:
REFID: 30914 Geological Survey of Queensland, 1975, Queensland geology, map 2. Mines Department state series, 1:2 500 000 scale. 1st edition., Geological Survey of Queensland, 1v
REFID: 36440 Murphy, P.R., Trezise, D.L., Hutton, L.J., Cranfield, L.C., Whitaker, W.G., Day, R.W., 1979, Caboolture, Queensland, 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9443, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Queensland, 1v, Map
REFID: 37252 Whitaker, W.G., Green, P.M., 1980, Moreton geology, Queensland & New South Wales, 1:500 000 geology. 1st edition., Geological Survey of Queensland, 1v
REFID: 40579 Grimes, K.G., Cranfield, L.C., Donchak, P.J., Hutton, L.J., Jones, M.R., 1986, Brisbane, Queensland, 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9543, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Queensland, 1v
REFID: 43008 Finlayson, D.M., 1990, The Eromanga-Brisbane Geoscience Transect: Map 1 -- Geology, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin, 232, map
REFID: 43150 Wells, A.T., O'Brien, P.E., Brown, T.W., Corbett, P.J., 1994, Geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin (1:500 000 scale map) - First edition, Australian Geological Survey Organisation, 1v, Map
REFID: 44925 Cranfield, L.C., 1999, Nambour Special 1:100 000 geological map. Sheet 9444 and part 9544., Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy, 1v, Map Legend


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 42893 McKellar, J.L. 1993 Stratigraphic Relationships in the Nambour Basin, Southeastern Queensland. Queensland Geology 5 p2-17
Usage: Defined (p8) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments:
REFID: 42316 Cranfield, L.C. , Sandercoe, C.S. 1988 Geological and botanical features of the Sunshine Coast and hinterland. 7 International Palynological Congress, Brisbane 1988 Excursion Guide SB1 28pp
Usage: Fully described (p7) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Age latest Triassic to late Early Jurassic.
REFID: 40051 Martin, J.E. 1985 Industrial rocks and mineral resources of the Nambour and Caloundra 1:100 000 sheet areas. Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication 385
Usage: Described (p9) Comments:
REFID: 36708 McKellar, J.L. 1981 Palynostratigraphy of the Lawnton to Brighton area, Nambour Basin. Queensland Government Mining Journal 82(952) p52-61
Usage: Described (p52) Comments:
REFID: 33288 Stevens, N.C. 1971 The Glass Houses. ANZAAS. Geological Excursions Handbook 43 p153-158
Usage: Described (p153) Comments: See also p154 and 155.
REFID: 64289 Jansson, I.-M. , McLoughlin, S. , Vajda, V. , Pole, M. 2008 An Early Jurassic flora from the Clarence-Moreton Basin, Australia Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 150 p5-21
Usage: Briefly described (p16) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Juarssic Comments: Geological province: Nambour Basin.
REFID: 64665 Queensland Government Mining Journal 2008 Queensland coal inventory [special feature] Queensland Government Mining Journal Spring 2008 p50-?
Usage: Briefly described (p53 Fig.2.) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Southern Nambour Basin. Lower part correlates with Ripley Road Sandstone (Clarence-Moreton Basin) and Myrtle Creek Sandstone (Northern Nambour Basin). The middle part correlates with Gatton Sandstone (Clarence-Moreton Basin). The upper 200 m are also referred to as the Brighton beds. , Unit in Woogaroo and Marburg Subgroups. , Overlies Nambour Formation. , Basal high-energy fluvial quartzose sandstones and polymict conglomerates; then mixed fluvial sandstone, silt and mudstone, with thin coals.
REFID: 63187 Cohen, B.E. , Vasconcelos, P.M. , Knesel, K.M. 2007 40Ar/39Ar constraints on the timing of Oligocene intraplate volcanism in southeast Queensland Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54(1) p105-125
Usage: Briefly described (p108) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Intruded by rhyolites and trachytes.
REFID: 60281 Stephenson, A.E. , Burch, G.J. 2004 Preliminary Evaluation of the Petroleum Potential of Australia's Central East Margin Geoscience Australia. Record 2004/06 69p
Usage: Briefly described (page vi, p24) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Lower part previously known as the Woogaroo Subgroup; upper part formerly called the Marburg Formation. Has good reservoir potential. Geological Province: Nambour Basin. See also p29.
REFID: 44925 Cranfield, L.C. 1999 Nambour Special 1:100 000 geological map. Sheet 9444 and part 9544. Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy 1v Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments:
REFID: 12597 Goscombe, P.W. , Coxhead, B.A. 1995 Clarence-Moreton, Surat, Eromanga, Nambour, Mulgildie Basins. IN: Geology of Australian Coal Basins, Ward, C.R., Harrington, H.J., Mallett, C.W., Beeston, J.W., (Editors). Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Special Publication 489-511
Usage: Briefly described (p492 Tb.1, p493 Fig.2, p494, p496) Min age from reference: Aalenian Max age from reference: Rhaetian Comments: Cranfield and Schwarzbock (1976). Nambour Basin. Upper 200m is also known as Brighton beds. , A sequence of quartzose sandstones and polymictic conglomerates, followed by sandstone, siltstone, mudstone and coal, then sandstones and coarse pebbly sandstone bands and acritarch-bearing ferruginous oolite.
REFID: 60998 Cranfield, L.C. , Carmichael, D.C. , Wells, A.T. 1994 Ferruginous oolite and associated lithofacies from the Clarence-Moreton and related basins in southeast Queensland IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, NSW and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p144-163
Usage: Briefly described (p144) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Geological Province: Nambour Basin.
REFID: 43150 Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. , Brown, T.W. , Corbett, P.J. 1994 Geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin (1:500 000 scale map) - First edition Australian Geological Survey Organisation 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Geological Province: Nambour Basin.
REFID: 42902 Ashley, P.M. , Shaw, S.E. 1993 Apparent ages of hydrothermal alteration zones in the North Arm Volcanics, southeast Queensland. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(4) p415-421
Usage: Briefly described (p418) Comments:
REFID: 42894 Cranfield, L.C. 1993 Stratigraphic Units of the Maryborough Basin, Southeastern Queensland. Queensland Geology 5 p18-43
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.1 P20) Comments:
REFID: 43076 Willmott, W. , Stevens, N. 1992 Rocks and Landscapes of Brisbane and Ipswich -- Geology and excursions in the Brisbane, Ipswich, and Pine Rivers districts. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v 72pp
Usage: Briefly described (p9) Comments:
REFID: 43008 Finlayson, D.M. 1990 The Eromanga-Brisbane Geoscience Transect: Map 1 -- Geology Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 232 map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Comments:
REFID: 42319 Stevens, N.C. , Rogers, R.W. 1988 Geological and botanical features of North Stradbroke Island, Southeastern Queensland. 7 International Palynological Congress, Brisbane 1988 Excursion Guide SA3 7pp
Usage: Briefly described (p3) Comments:
REFID: 43077 Willmott, W.F. , Stevens, N.C. 1988 Rocks and Landscapes of the Sunshine Coast -- Geology and excursions between Caboolture, Noosa and Kenilworth. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v 48pp
Usage: Briefly described (p8) Comments:
REFID: 40623 Stevens, N.C. 1984 Queensland field geology guide. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v
Usage: Briefly described (p24) Comments:
REFID: 39079 O'Flynn, M.L. , Holmes, K.H. , Trezise, D.L. 1983 Industrial rock and mineral resources of the Brisbane and Caboolture 1:100 000 sheet areas. Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication 382
Usage: Briefly described (p10) Comments:
REFID: 39445 Day, R.W. , Whitaker, W.G. , Murray, C.G. , Wilson, I.H. , Grimes, K.G. 1983 Queensland Geology. A companion volume to the 1:2 500 000 scale geological map (1975). Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication 383
Usage: Briefly described (Table 10 p132) Comments:
REFID: 38074 Hutton, L.J. 1981 General geology of the Brisbane region. IN Hofmann G.W.(Ed) - 1981 field conference, Brisbane-Ipswich area. 6-8 June 1981. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p3-16
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 35053 Simpson, B.R. 1976 Structural clay - Queensland in Knight C.L. (ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p35-39
Usage: Briefly described (p36) Comments:
REFID: 30797 Laycock, J.W. 1970 Economic materials investigation, Strathpine area. Geological Survey of Queensland, Report 50
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Comments: Triassic - Jurassic.
REFID: 68553 Geological Survey of Queensland 2012 Queensland geology 1:2 000 000 scale map and Queensland geology framework Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland map (in 2 sheets)
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend; schematic diagram.) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Clarence-Moreton Basin. This unit, as well as the Bundamba Group, and the Marburg and Woogaroo Subgroups, are all mapped under the symbol, RJb.
REFID: 63779 Hodgkinson, J.H. , McLoughlin, S. , Cox, M.E. 2007 Drainage patterns in southeast Queensland: the key to concealed geological structures? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54(8) 1137-1150
Usage: Mentioned (p1140, p1145) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 23251 Cranfield, L.C. 1999 Gympie Special. Queensland 1:100 000 Geological Map Commentary. Sheet 9445, Part 9545. Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy 1v Map Legend
Usage: Mentioned (p24) Comments: Overlies sample of North Arm Volcanics dated by K/Ar at 213+/-7Ma, taken from outcrop near the Glass House Mountains.
REFID: 22845 Donchak, P.J.T. , Little, T.A. , Sliwa, R. , Holcombe, R.J. 1995 Geology of metamorphic units of the North D'Aguilar Block-Goomeri, Nanango and Nambour 1:100 000 sheet areas. Queensland Geological Record 1995/7 p1-88
Usage: Mentioned (Fig6) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 22846 Crouch, S.B.S. , Donchak, P.J.T. , Tenison Woods, K. , Scott, M. , Kwiecien, W. , Grayson, R. 1995 Plutonic Rocks of the North D'Aguilar Block. Queensland Geological Record 1995/8 p1-77
Usage: Mentioned (Plate 1) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments:
REFID: 60997 Bradshaw, M. , Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. 1994 Revision of the stratigraphic position of the Towallum Basalt, Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales - Implications for Australian Jurassic biostratigraphy IN Wells,A.T.,O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of Clarence.." Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p138-143
Usage: Mentioned (p140) Comments: Includes the Brighton beds? Geological Province: Nambour Basin.
REFID: 41917 Scott, M. 1989 Exploration summary. Gympie/Goomeri/Nambour/Nanango 1:100 000 Sheet area. Queensland Government Mining Journal 90(1056) p521-531
Usage: Mentioned (p522) Comments: Shown as Myrtle Creek/Landsborough Sandstone
REFID: 40579 Grimes, K.G. , Cranfield, L.C. , Donchak, P.J. , Hutton, L.J. , Jones, M.R. 1986 Brisbane, Queensland, 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9543, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 39969 Ewart, A. , Grenfell, A. 1985 Cainozoic volcanic centres of southeastern Queensland with special reference to the Main Range, Bunya Mountains and the volcanic centres of the northern Brisbane coastal region. University of Queensland Department of Geology. Papers 11(3) p1-57
Usage: Mentioned (p32) Comments:
REFID: 39943 Noon, T.A. , Coote, S.M. 1983 Review of Departmental stratigraphic drilling in Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal 84(985) p417-453
Usage: Mentioned (Table 12A) Comments:
REFID: 37616 McKellar, J.L. 1982 Biostratigraphy of spore-pollen floras from the Toorbul Point-Burpengary-Caboolture area, Nambour Basin. Queensland Government Mining Journal 83(963) p30-34
Usage: Mentioned (p30) Comments:
REFID: 37463 McKellar, J.L. 1981 Palynostratigraphy of samples from GSQ Ipswich 24 and 25. Queensland Government Mining Journal 82(960) p479-487
Usage: Mentioned (p479) Comments:
REFID: 37456 McKellar, J.L. 1981 Palynostratigraphy of samples from the Narangba area, Nambour Basin. Queensland Government Mining Journal 82(956) p268-273
Usage: Mentioned (p268) Comments:
REFID: 38079 Cooper, W. 1981 The clay industry in the Brisbane-Ipswich area. IN Hofmann G.W.(Ed) - 1981 field conference Brisbane-Ipswich area. 6-8 June 1981. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p46-51
Usage: Mentioned (p46) Comments:
REFID: 36238 Hofmann, G.W. 1980 Aggregate resources of the Pine Rivers area. Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication 375 p13-22
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 37252 Whitaker, W.G. , Green, P.M. 1980 Moreton geology, Queensland & New South Wales, 1:500 000 geology. 1st edition. Geological Survey of Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Triassic-Jurassic
REFID: 36547 Hofmann, G.W. 1980 Quaternary sediments and geological history of the Pine Rivers area, southeast Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal 81(948) p502-512
Usage: Mentioned (Table 2) Comments:
REFID: 36440 Murphy, P.R. , Trezise, D.L. , Hutton, L.J. , Cranfield, L.C. , Whitaker, W.G. , Day, R.W. 1979 Caboolture, Queensland, 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9443, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Queensland 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments:
REFID: 35430 Murphy, P.R. , Trezise, D.L. , Hutton, L.J. , Cranfield, L.C. 1979 Kurwongbah Beds - A new stratigraphic unit of the D'Aguilar Block. Queensland Government Mining Journal 80(928) p65-70
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments: Geological map.
REFID: 35866 Willmott, W.F. 1979 Rock construction materials in the eastern Moreton region. Review of production and resources. Queensland Government Mining Journal 80(934) p393-416
Usage: Mentioned (p408) Comments:
REFID: 33816 Willmott, W.F. 1977 Construction sand in the Nambour district. Queensland Government Mining Journal 78(912) p492-496
Usage: Mentioned (p492) Comments:
REFID: 35101 Murphy, P.R. , Schwarzbock, M. , Cranfield, L.C. , Withnall, I.W. , Murray, C.G. 1976 Geology of the Gympie 1:250 000 sheet area. Geological Survey of Queensland, Report 96
Usage: Mentioned (p49) Comments:
REFID: 24081 Cranfield, L.C. , Schwarzbock, H. 1976 Nambour Basin IN Economic Geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea 3. Petroleum. Leslie, R.B., Evans, H.J. & Knight, C.L. (Editors) AusIMM. Monograph Series 7 p450-452
Usage: Mentioned (p450) Comments: Geological Province: Nambour Basin.
REFID: 35043 Sawers, J.D. 1976 Sand and gravel in major centres Queensland in Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p77-78
Usage: Mentioned (p78) Comments:
REFID: 29591 Australian Water Resources Council. 1975 Groundwater resources of Australia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p83) Comments:
REFID: 32137 McKellar, J.L. 1975 Jurassic miospore assemblages from the lower Tiaro Coal Measures. Queensland Government Mining Journal LXXVI(888) p355-359
Usage: Mentioned (p355) Comments: Refers oolite beds
REFID: 30914 Geological Survey of Queensland 1975 Queensland geology, map 2. Mines Department state series, 1:2 500 000 scale. 1st edition. Geological Survey of Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Triassic - Jurassic
REFID: 30508 Queensland. Department of Mines. 1973 Annual report of the Under Secretary for Mines. Department of Mines, Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p91) Comments: Palynological examination of cores
REFID: 30302 Cranfield, L.C. , Schwarzbock, H. 1972 Nomenclature of some Mesozoic rocks in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas, Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal LXXIII(852) p414-416
Usage: Mentioned (p416) Comments:
REFID: 33902 Wilson, M.M. , Wilson, A.F. 1971 The glaucophane-bearing rocks of the Mount Mee region, southeast Queensland. ANZAAS. Geological Excursions Handbook 43 p127-135
Usage: Mentioned (p127) Comments: See also P128. Map, Jurassic.
REFID: 34287 Laseron, C. 1969 Ancient Australia. (Revised by R.O.Brunnschweiler). Angus and Robertson 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p158) Comments: Triassic
REFID: 33885 Wallis, G.R. 1965 Report on Bendithera Caves. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Report 28 p7-10
Usage: Mentioned (p492) Comments:
REFID: 44091 Hill, D. , Maxwell, W.G.H. 1967 Elements of the Stratigraphy of Queensland. University of Queensland Press p1-78
Usage: Not recorded (p53) Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 44814 Webb, A.W. , McDougall, I. 1967 Isoptopic dating evidence on the age of the Upper Permian and Middle Triassic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2(5) p483-488
Usage: Not recorded (p485,486) Comments: Lower Jurassic at least in part.
REFID: 44813 Webb, A.W. , Stevens, N.C. , McDougall, I. 1967 Isotopic age determinations on Tertiary volcanic rocks and intrusives of south-eastern Queensland. Royal Society of Queensland. Proceedings 79(7) p79-92
Usage: Not recorded (p82) Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 44698 Watkins, J.R. 1965 Engineering Geology Section. IN Denmead, Cribb, Connah: Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Queensland for the year 1964. Queensland. Department of Mines. Annual Report 1965 p111-112
Usage: Not recorded (p111) Comments: See also Lexicon.
REFID: 44783 Stevens, N.C. 1965 Geological excursions in south-east Queensland. University of Queensland Press
Usage: Not recorded (p11,21-3,31,33,39-40) Comments:
REFID: 44754 Ridley, W.F. 1964 A map of the Cainozoic deposits of the Maryborough Basin with Notes and comments. CSIRO 15pp
Usage: Not recorded (p10) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 44696 Watkins, J.R. 1964 Engineering Geology Section. IN Denmead, Cribb, Connah: Annual report of the Geological Survey of Queensland for the year 1963. Queensland. Department of Mines. Annual Report 1963 p92-93
Usage: Not recorded (p93) Comments:
REFID: 43996 de Jersey, N.J. 1964 Palynology Section IN Denmead, Cribb & Connah. Annual report of the Geological Survey of Queensland for the year 1963. Queensland. Department of Mines. Annual Report 1963 p88
Usage: Not recorded (p89) Comments: Redated as Jurassic, from palynology in bore at Toorbul Point. See also Lexicon.
REFID: 43910 de Jersey, N.J. 1964 Triassic spores and pollen grains from the Bundamba Group. Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication 321 21pp
Usage: Not recorded (p20) Comments:
REFID: 44752 Ridley, W.F. 1960 Jurassic. The Maryborough Basin. IN The Geology of Queensland. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 7 p297-301
Usage: Not recorded (p297) Comments: Equivalent of Bundamba Group in Maryborough Basin
REFID: 44428 Bryan, R. 1960 Triassic. Eumundy-Cooroy area. IN The Geology of Queensland. Geological Society of Australia 7 p275-278
Usage: Not recorded (p277-278) Comments: Underlies acid phase of North Arm Volcanics probably unconformably.

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