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Marburg Subgroup STRATNO: 11255
Current: Yes Rank: Subgroup Status: Formal State(s): NSW , QLD
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Redefined Definition Card: Yes (View definition data)
Originator: Wells A.T. 01-MAR-88 Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as: Marburg Formation
Description: Fine to coarse-grained, thin- to very thick- bedded, crossbedded, quartzose to lithofeldspathic sandstone, interbedded with polymictic pebble and minor cobble conglomerate, siltstone and claystone; minor coal and basalt, fossil wood ferruginous oolite
Comments: Formerly referred to as the Marburg sequence ('formation', 'sandstone').
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: QLD Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 1200m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Bathonian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Pliensbachian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Walloon Coal Measures overlies Marburg Subgroup
Woogaroo Subgroup underlies Marburg Subgroup
First Reference:
REFID: 42951 Willis, I., Wells, A., O'Brien, P., 1988, Stratigraphic Drilling, Clarence-Moreton Basin., New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Minfo, 20, p42-45

Definition Reference:
REFID: 42248 Wells, A.T., O'Brien, P.E., Willis, I.L., Cranfield, L.C., 1990, A new lithostratigraphic framework for the Early Jurassic units in the Bundamba Group, Clarence-Moreton Basin, Queensland and New South Wales., BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, 11(4), p397-414

Use on maps:
REFID: 23800 Cranfield, L.C., Donchak, P.J.T., Randall, R.E., Crosby, G.C., 2001, Yarraman Special 1:250 000 Geology, Queensland, Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines., Map, Map Legend
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: 24560 Cranfield, L.C., Crosby, G.C., Donchak, P.J.T., Randall, R., Pascoe, G.S., Campbell, L., 2001, Esk, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9343. First edition., Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines., 1 v., 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: 50322 Tang, J.E.H., Cranfield, L.C., Pascoe, G.S., 2001, Helidon, Qld., 1:100 000 Sheet 9342, First edition, Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines., 1v, Map
REFID: 50384 Cranfield, L.C., Randall, R.E., Pascoe, G.S., 1999, Kingaroy, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9244, First edition, Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy, 1v, Map
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
REFID: 63729 Purdy, D., Donchak, P.J.T., Pascoe, G.S., 2005, INGLEWOOD, Queensland, 1:100 00 Sheet 9141 - First edition, Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines., 1v, Map
REFID: 63731 Donchak, P.J.T., Bultitude, R.J., Purdy, D., Pascoe, G.S., 2007, ALLORA Special, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9241 and Part 9341 - First edition, Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy, 1v, Map
REFID: 63732 Donchak, P.J.T., Bultitude, R.J., Purdy, D.J., Pascoe, G.S., 2007, STANTHORPE Special, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9240 and Part 9340 - First edition, Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy, 1v, Map
REFID: 63733 Purdy, D., Donchak, P.J.T., Pascoe, G.S., 2007, TEXAS Special 1:100 000 Sheet 9140 and Part 9139, 9239 and 9240 - First edition, Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 42248 Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. , Willis, I.L. , Cranfield, L.C. 1990 A new lithostratigraphic framework for the Early Jurassic units in the Bundamba Group, Clarence-Moreton Basin, Queensland and New South Wales. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 11(4) p397-414
Usage: Redefined (App.1 P409) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Redefined from Marburg Formation.
REFID: 23799 Cranfield, L.C. , Donchak, P.J.T. , Randall, R.E. , Crosby, G.C. 2001 Geology and mineralisation of the Yarraman Subprovince, south-east Queensland Queensland Geology 10
Usage: Fully described (p47) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: See also p10 Tb. 1. Formerly Marburg Formation. Currently defined to include Gatton Sandstone and Koukandowie Formation forming upper part of the Bundamba Group. Overlies Woogaroo Group. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 60993 Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. 1994 Lithostratigraphic framework of the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. and O'Brien, P.E. (eds.) "Geology and Petroleum Potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p4-47
Usage: Fully described (p17, p6 Fig. 2) Comments: Of the Bundamba Group. Redefinition of constituent units within the group. Conformably overlain by Walloon Coal Measures. Conformably overlies the Woogaroo Subgroup. Geol. Prov: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 22865 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 7(22). Jurassic-Cretaceous. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p289-319
Usage: Described (p318,Fig22.9p317) Comments:
REFID: 60995 Willis, I.L. 1994 Stratigraphic implications of regional reconnaissance observations in the southern Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales 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 p48-71
Usage: Described (p62-63, p51 Fig. 3) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Of Bundamba Gp. Formerly referred to as the Marburg sequence ('formation', 'sandstone'). Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin. Parts of the subgroup have been referred to as the Marburg sequence.
REFID: 41631 Willis, I.L. 1989 Revision of geology in the coast range - Red Cliff area, southeastern Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 74
Usage: Described (p14) Comments: See also Fig.2 and Fig.4.
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 (p6 Fig. 2, p17. p18) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Of the Woogaroo Subgroup (Bundamba Group). Includes Gatton Sandstone and Koukandowie Formation (and its two members). Geological province: Clarence-Moreton Basin. Hosts Plensbachian-Toarcian flora; fragmentary vertebrate remains occur also.
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, p59.) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Clarence-Moreton and Southern Nambour Basins. Includes thin, uneconomic coals. , Upper unit in Bundamba Group. , Includes Gatton Sandstone, Koukandowie Formation, the upper part of Landsborough Sandstone, and Brighton beds. , Overlies Woogaroo Subgroup. Is overlain by Walloon Coal Measures.
REFID: 63731 Donchak, P.J.T. , Bultitude, R.J. , Purdy, D. , Pascoe, G.S. 2007 ALLORA Special, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9241 and Part 9341 - First edition Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Includes the Gatton Sandstone and Walloon Coal Measures.
REFID: 63732 Donchak, P.J.T. , Bultitude, R.J. , Purdy, D.J. , Pascoe, G.S. 2007 STANTHORPE Special, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9240 and Part 9340 - First edition Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Fine- to medium-grained, highly porphyritic (titanite-biotite-) hornblende diorite; with numerous phenocrysts of plagioclase to ~1.5cm and brown hornblende to ~5mm.
REFID: 63733 Purdy, D. , Donchak, P.J.T. , Pascoe, G.S. 2007 TEXAS Special 1:100 000 Sheet 9140 and Part 9139, 9239 and 9240 - First edition Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Medium to coarse-grained quartzose and quartzofeldspathic sandstone and conglomerate.
REFID: 63729 Purdy, D. , Donchak, P.J.T. , Pascoe, G.S. 2005 INGLEWOOD, Queensland, 1:100 00 Sheet 9141 - First edition Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines. 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Underlies Walloon Coal Measures; upper section interfingers with Kumbarilla beds. Medium- to coarse-grained quartzose and quartzofeldspathic sandstone and conglomerate.
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 (p22, p27, Fig.18 App 1) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Of the Bundamba Group. Includes the Gatton Sandstone and Koukandowie Formation. Equivalent to the Evergreen Formation and Hutton Sandstone of the Surat Basin. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 24560 Cranfield, L.C. , Crosby, G.C. , Donchak, P.J.T. , Randall, R. , Pascoe, G.S. , Campbell, L. 2001 Esk, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9343. First edition. Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines. 1 v. Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of the Bundamba Group.
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 (p33 Fig.6) Comments: Of Bundamba Group. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
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) Comments: Of Bundamba Group. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 50322 Tang, J.E.H. , Cranfield, L.C. , Pascoe, G.S. 2001 Helidon, Qld., 1:100 000 Sheet 9342, First edition Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines. 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of the Bundamba Group. Includes: Gatton Sandstone, Koukandowie Formation.
REFID: 24237 New South Wales. Dept. Mineral Resources 2001 Offshore Clarence-Moreton: An Overlooked Basin with Petroleum Potential? IN "Exploration NSW" PESA News. Supplement 1v p5-7
Usage: Briefly described (p6 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 23800 Cranfield, L.C. , Donchak, P.J.T. , Randall, R.E. , Crosby, G.C. 2001 Yarraman Special 1:250 000 Geology, Queensland Queensland. Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Map Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of Bundamba Group.
REFID: 50384 Cranfield, L.C. , Randall, R.E. , Pascoe, G.S. 1999 Kingaroy, Queensland 1:100 000 Sheet 9244, First edition Queensland. Department of Mines and Energy 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of Bundamba Group. Geological Province: Moreton Basin
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: Briefly described (p318-9, p548 App. 1 Tb.A1.12) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Of the Bundamba Group. Max. thickness: 1200m. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin. See also p548 App.1 Tb.A1.12.
REFID: 64856 Green, P.M. , Carmichael, D.C. , Brain, T.J. , Murray, C.G. , McKellar, J.L. , Beeston, J.W. , Gray, A.R.G. 1997 Lithostratigraphic units in the Bowen and Surat Basins, Queensland IN: Green, P.M. (ed.) "The Surat and Bowen Basins, south-east Queensland" Queensland Minerals and Energy Review Series, Queensland Geological Survey 1v p41-108
Usage: Briefly described (p86) Comments: Moreton Basin unit. Hutton Sandstone is laterally continuous into the upper part of this Subgroup. Shown as Marburg Sub-Group. , , , , ,
REFID: 13516 Price, P.L. 1997 Permian to Jurassic palynostratigraphic nomenclature of the Bowen and Surat Basins IN: P.M. Green (ed.) "The Surat and Bowen Basins, south-east Queensland" Queensland Minerals and Energy Review Series, Queensland Geological Survey 1v p137-178
Usage: Briefly described (p159 fig 8) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: From Clarence-Moreton Basin. , Of Bundamba Group , Includes Gatton Sandstone, Koukandowie Formation
REFID: 61310 New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources 1995 Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Stewart, R. and Adler, D. (eds.) "New South Wales Wales Petroleum Potential" - Bulletin New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Geology Branch. Bulletin 1 p5-36
Usage: Briefly described (p14 Fig. C5) Comments: Part of Bundamba Group (as Marburg Subgroup)? Or overlies the Bundamba Group? Overlain by Walloon Coal Measures. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin
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, p146 Fig. 2) Comments: Includes the Koukandowie Formation. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton 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) Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Of the Bundamba Group. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 61004 Smyth, M. 1994 Organic petrology of sediments in the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p230-236
Usage: Briefly described (p230) Comments: Of the Bundamba Group. Includes the Gatton Sandstone and Koukandowie Formation. Contains high vitrinite and relatively low liptinite contents. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 60999 Burger, D. 1994 Palynological studies of the Bundamba Group and Walloon Coal measures in the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p164-180
Usage: Briefly described (p164) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Of the Bundamba Group. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 61006 O'Brien, P.E. , Powell, T.G. , Wells, A.T. 1994 Petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p277-290
Usage: Briefly described (p277, p278 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
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: Briefly described (p138, p142 Fig. 4) Min age from reference: Bathonian Max age from reference: Sinemurian Comments: Contains quartzo-feldspathic to quartz-lithic sandstone. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin. See also p139 Fig. 1, p140 Fig. 2.
REFID: 60996 O'Brien, P.E. , Wells, A.T. 1994 Sedimentology of the Bundamba Group IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p72-137
Usage: Briefly described (p113 Fig. 64) Comments: Includes the Koukandowie Formation. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 42869 Powell, T.G. , O'Brien, P.E. , Wells, A.T. 1993 Petroleum prospectivity of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, eastern Australia: A geochemical perspective. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(1) p31-44
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.2 P32) 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: 44450 Gilligan, L.B. , Brownlow, J.W. , Cameron, R.G. , Henley, H.F. 1992 Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets Geological Survey of New South Wales 509p
Usage: Briefly described (p27) Comments: Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
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: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Sandstone, conglomerate, siltstone, claystone, minor coal and basalt.
REFID: 42951 Willis, I. , Wells, A. , O'Brien, P. 1988 Stratigraphic Drilling, Clarence-Moreton Basin. New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Minfo 20 p42-45
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.11) Comments: Of Bundamba Group.
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, the Woogaroo Subgroup, and Landsborough Sandstone, are all mapped under the symbol, RJb. , Unit in Bundamba Group.
REFID: 65388 Withnall, I.W. , Hutton, L.J. , Bultitude, R.J. , von Gnielinski, F.E. , Rienks, I.P. 2009 Geology of the Auburn Arch, southern Connors Arch and adjacent parts of the Bowen Basin and Yarrol Province, central Queensland Queensland Geology 12 CD-ROM
Usage: Mentioned (p213) Comments: Moreton Basin. Lower part laterally continuous with Evergreen Formation, Surat Basin.
REFID: 63748 Donchak, P.J.T. , Bultitude, R.J. , Purdy, D.J. , Denaro, T.J. 2007 Geology and mineralisation of the Texas region, south-eastern Queensland Queensland Geology 11 95p
Usage: Mentioned (p19, p21-22) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Upper part of Bundamba Group. Includes Gatton Sandstone. Overlies the Woogaroo Subgroup. In Warwick area, unconformably overlain by Main Range Volcanics, conformably overlain by Walloon Coal Measures. See also p7 Fig. 3.
REFID: 43736 O'Brien, P.E. , Powell, T.G. , Wells, A.T. 1993 The petroleum geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin. Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/21 p1-49
Usage: Mentioned (p3) Comments:
REFID: 42463 Smyth, M. , Mastalerz, M. 1991 Organic petrological composition of Triassic source rocks and their clastic depositional environments in some Australian sedimentary basins. International Journal of Coal Geology 18(3/4) p165-186
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3 P170) Comments:

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