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Lismore Basalt STRATNO: 10455
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Redefined Definition Card: Yes (View definition data)
Originator: Duggan M.B., Mason D.R. 20-OCT-76 Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 16-FEB-15
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Predominantly tholeiitic with occasional alkaline types of formations
Comments: Formerly of MacPherson Volcanics
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSWReference section type:
Maximum thickness: 150mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: eruption
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Minimum age: Early Miocene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Early Miocene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Nimbin Rhyolite overlies Lismore Basalt
First Reference:
REFID: 43881 McElroy, C.T., 1962, The geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology), 9, p1-172 + Maps

Definition Reference:
REFID: 30604 Duggan, M.B., Mason, D.R., 1978, Stratigraphy of the Lamington Volcanics in far northeastern New South Wales., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 25(2), p65-73

Use on maps:
REFID: 23811 Henley, H.F., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Barnes, R.G., Stroud, W.J., 2001, Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH56-6, 7, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, Map, Map Legend
REFID: 29995 Brunker, R.L., Tweedale, G., 1972, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/56-03, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 60079 Barnes, R.G, Willis, I.L., 1989, Preliminary geological plan of the 1:250 000 Grafton-Maclean sheet area (Plan Number 18345) -SH 56-6, SH 56-7, New South Wales Geological Survey - Report, GS1989/117 (unpubl.), Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 30604 Duggan, M.B. , Mason, D.R. 1978 Stratigraphy of the Lamington Volcanics in far northeastern New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 25(2) p65-73
Usage: Redefined (p69) Min age from reference: Cenozoic Max age from reference: Cenozoic Comments:
REFID: 43881 McElroy, C.T. 1962 The geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 9 p1-172 + Maps
Usage: Defined (p6-7,49,54-55,64,154) Max age from reference: Tertiary Comments: Basal unit of Macpherson Volcanics.
REFID: 43161 Duggan, M.B. , Knutson, J. , Ewart, A. 1993 IAVCEI Canberra 1993 -Excursion Guide -Warrumbungle, Nandewar and Tweed Volcanic Complexes Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/70 44p
Usage: Described (12) Comments:
REFID: 40896 Ewart, A. , Stevens, N.C. , Ross, J.A. 1987 The Tweed and Focal Peak shield volcanoes, southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales. University of Queensland Department of Geology. Papers 11(4) 82p
Usage: Described (p6) Comments:
REFID: 30605 Wilkinson, J.F.G. , Duggan, M.B. 1973 Tholeiitic andesite of high pressure origin from the Tweed Shield Volcano, northeastern New South Wales. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 39 p267-276
Usage: Described (p268) Comments:
REFID: 35296 Dickson, T.W. 1968 Perlite. Mineral Industry of New South Wales 31
Usage: Described (p12) Comments:
REFID: 23812 Henley, H.F. , Brown, R.E. , Brownlow, J.W. , Barnes, R.G. , Stroud, W.J. 2001 Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-6 and SH/56-7: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney 1v 292pp
Usage: Briefly described (p37 Tb.5) Min age from reference: Tertiary Max age from reference: Tertiary Comments:
REFID: 23811 Henley, H.F. , Brown, R.E. , Brownlow, J.W. , Barnes, R.G. , Stroud, W.J. 2001 Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH56-6, 7 Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney Map Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cenozoic Max age from reference: Cenozoic Comments: Of Lamington Group.
REFID: 22773 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 8(24). Cainozoic. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p331-359
Usage: Briefly described (p345) Comments:
REFID: 22582 Smith, J.V. , Houston, E.C. 1995 Structure of lava flows of the Nimbin Rhyolite, northeast New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 42(1) p69-74
Usage: Briefly described (Fig2,p70) Comments: Overlain by Nimbin Rhyolite
REFID: 60079 Barnes, R.G , Willis, I.L. 1989 Preliminary geological plan of the 1:250 000 Grafton-Maclean sheet area (Plan Number 18345) -SH 56-6, SH 56-7 New South Wales Geological Survey - Report GS1989/117 (unpubl.) Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Tertiary Max age from reference: Tertiary Comments: Of the Lamington Volcanics.
REFID: 34092 Chalmers, R.O. 1969 A new occurrence of precious opal of volcanic origin near Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Australian Gemmologist 10(6) p10-13
Usage: Briefly described (p11) Comments:
REFID: 22857 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Volume 2 Geological Evolution. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) 666pp
Usage: Mentioned (p345) Min age from reference: Cenozoic Max age from reference: Cenozoic Comments: Predominantly tholeiitic with occasional alkaline types of formations. Included in the central-volcano provinces of NSW.
REFID: 66855 Smith, J.V. , Miyake, Y. , Houston, E.C. 1998 Mesozoic age for volcanic rocks at Evans Head, northeastern New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 45(6) p955-961
Usage: Mentioned (p955.) Comments: Tertiary.
REFID: 37391 Thomas, D.P. , Gould, R.E. 1981 Tertiary non-marine diatoms from eastern Australia: Descriptions of taxa. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 105(1) p23-52
Usage: Mentioned (p26) Comments:
REFID: 36056 MacNevin, A.A. , Holmes, G.G. 1980 Gemstones.(2nd edition.) Mineral Industry of New South Wales 18
Usage: Mentioned (p29) Comments:
REFID: 36411 Strat. Nomenclature Subcommittee, NSW. 1980 Stratigraphic nomenclature supplement for 1978. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 19(2) p267-272
Usage: Mentioned (p269) Comments: Refs.Duggan & Mason 1978 for redefinition.
REFID: 36806 Ewart, A. , Baxter, K. , Ross, J.A. 1980 The petrology and petrogenesis of the Tertiary anorogenic mafic lavas of southern and central Queensland, Australia - Possible implications for crustal thickening. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 75(2) p129-152
Usage: Mentioned (p131) Comments:
REFID: 35045 Herbert, C. 1976 Diatomite - New South Wales in Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p110-111
Usage: Mentioned (p110) Comments:
REFID: 35050 Herbert, C. 1976 Expanded aggregate, raw materials (perlite, vermiculite) - New South Wales IN Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p130-131
Usage: Mentioned (p130) Comments:
REFID: 30785 Flint, J.C.E. , Lancaster, C.G. , Gould, R.E. , Hensen, H.D. 1976 Some new stratigraphic data from the Southern Clarence-Moreton Basin. Queensland Government Mining Journal LXXVII(899) p397-401
Usage: Mentioned (p400) Comments:
REFID: 48917 Exon, N.F. , Reiser, R.F. , Casey, D.J. , Brunker, R.L. 1974 The post-Palaeozoic rocks of the Warwick 1:250 000 Sheet area, Queensland and New South Wales. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 140
Usage: Mentioned (p7) Comments: Refers McDougal & Wilkinson (1967), McElroy (1962)
REFID: 29995 Brunker, R.L. , Tweedale, G. 1972 Tweed Heads, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/56-03, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Tertiary Max age from reference: Tertiary Comments:
REFID: 30687 Ewart, A. , Paterson, H.L. , Smart, P.G. , Stevens, N.C. 1971 Binna Burra, Mount Warning. ANZAAS. Geological Excursions Handbook 43 p36-78
Usage: Mentioned (p65) Comments: Tertiary age
REFID: 31130 Green, D.C. 1970 Transitional basalts from the eastern Australian Tertiary province. Bulletin Volcanologique 33(3) p930-941
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 2) Comments: Correlation
REFID: 34593 Wilkinson, J.F.G. 1969 Mesozoic and Cainozoic igneous rocks: B.8.The northeastern province. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p539-540
Usage: Mentioned (p539) Comments:
REFID: 34340 McElroy, C.T. 1969 The Clarence-Moreton Basin in New South Wales. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p457-479
Usage: Mentioned (Table 6.1) Comments:
REFID: 44818 Wilkinson, J.F.G. 1968 The Magmafic Affinities of some Volcanic rocks form the Tweed Shield Volcano, SE Queensland-NE New South Wales. Geological Magazine 105(3) p275-289
Usage: Mentioned (p275) Comments:
REFID: 43344 Branagan, D.F. , McElroy, C.T. , Packham, G.H. 1967 Field geology of New South Wales Science Press 191
Usage: Not recorded (p101) Comments: Overlain by Dorroughby Tuff

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