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Muree Sandstone STRATNO: 13509
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 21-MAR-13
Replaced by: Previously known as: Muree Formation
Description: Fine to coarse-grained sandstone, conglomerate, minor clay.
Comments:
Geological province: No quality assured province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 300m Minimum thickness:

Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Ufimian Ma: 264 % 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: Ufimian Ma: 267 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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  • Muree Sandstone- Formation, beds- Formal

Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Mulbring Siltstone overlies Muree Sandstone conformity
Branxton Formation underlies Muree Sandstone

First Reference:
REFID: 43491 Fairbridge, R.W., 1953, Australian Stratigraphy.XII chaps, end paper (2nd edition), University of Western Australia. Text Books Board, 2nd edition

Use on maps:
REFID: 32671 Pogson, D.J., 1972, Geological map of New South Wales, scale 1:1 000 000., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 34444 Rasmus, P.L., Rose, D.M., Rose, G., 1969, Singleton, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/56-01, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 36390 McIlveen, G.R., 1980, Sydney, New South Wales, 1:500 000 metallogenic series map. 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 39830 McIlveen, G.R., 1984, Singleton, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological series map. Sheet 9132-IV-N, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 40224 Kellett, J.R., Williams, B.G., Ward, J.K., 1985, Geology of the Upper Hunter River Valley, New South Wales, 1:100 000 geological map, Plate 1., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 41903 Kellett, J.R., Williams, B.G., Ward, J.K., 1985, Geology of the upper Hunter River Valley. In Kellett J.R., Williams B.G. & Ward J.K. - Hydrogeochemistry of the Hunter River valley, New South Wales., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin, 221 Plates (maps), Plate 1 (map)
REFID: 43257 Glen, R.A., Beckett, J., 1993, Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology, New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources, 1v, Map
REFID: 50268 Roberts, J., Engel, B., Chapman, J. (ed.), 1991, Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 68493 Percival, I.G. , Meakin, N.S. , Sherwin, L. , Vanderlaan, T.A. , Flitcroft, P.A. 2012 Permian fossils and palaeoenvironments of the northern Sydney Basin, New South Wales Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 138 1-23
Usage: Described (p3 Fig.1, p5 Fig.2, p6) Min age from reference: Guadalupian Max age from reference: Guadalupian Comments: Sydney Basin. Previously a Member of the Branxton Formation until raised to Formation status by McKelvey, McClung and Runnegar (1971). Type section: Bow Wow Gorge near Mulbring (McKellar 1969). 82 m thick. Forms prominent exposures. , Of the Maitland Group. , Overlies the Branxton Formation. Overlain by the Mulbring Siltstone. , Thick conglomerate and sandstone, overlain by interbedded sandstone and siltstone.
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: Described (p522 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Maitland Group. Fine to coarse-grained sandstone, conglomerate. Correlates with Weismantels Formation (Dewrang Group). Max. thickness: 108m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 22969 Maung, T.U. , Alder, D. , Shaw, R. , Hawley, S. 1997 Offshore Sydney Basin. Box 1 Bureau of Resource Sciences, Petroleum Prospectivity Bulletin
Usage: Described (p 21, Fig 2.2) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: 264 - 265 Ma. Underlying unit Branxton Formation. Max. thickness: 180 m.
REFID: 44244 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. 1991 Geology of the Camberwell, Dungog, and Bulahdelah 1:100 000 sheets 9133, 9233, 9333. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 382pp
Usage: Described (p233) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of the Maitland Group. Underlies the Mulbring Siltstone. Max. thickness: .83m. Type Section in text. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 39288 McClung, G. 1980 Permian marine sedimentation in the northern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p54-72
Usage: Described (p63) Comments:
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 (p9,14, 59) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Maitland Group. Sandstone and minor conglomerate and siltstone. Overlies the Branxston Formation. Age: 267-265 Ma. Max. thickness: 180m; 82m at type section. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Underlies the Mulbring Siltstone.
REFID: 68003 Barnes, R. , Dawson, M. , Spiller, F. 2002 Geology - Integration and upgrade: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2). A project undertaken for the Resource and Conservation Assessment Council; NSW Western regional assessments Geological Survey of New South Wales WRA / 19 157pp
Usage: Briefly described (p38 Fig.3-j, p41.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. A near-shore sand-sheet. , Middle unit in Maitland Group. , Overlies Branxton Formation. Is overlain by Mulbring Siltstone.
REFID: 68004 Hill, M. , McEvilly, R. , Watkins, J. 2002 Mineral and petroleum resources and potential: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2) Geological Survey of New South Wales 235pp
Usage: Briefly described (p23 Table 1. ) Comments: Hunter and Newcastle Coalfields. , Unit in Maitland Group. , Overlies Branxton Formation. Is overlain by Mulbring Siltstone.
REFID: 23540 Van Heeswijck, A. 2001 Sequence stratigraphy of coal-bearing, high energy clastic units: the Maitland - Cessnock - Greta Coalfield and Cranky Corner Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(3) p417-426
Usage: Briefly described (Fig 3 p 420) Comments:
REFID: 22610 Van Heeswijck, A. 1997 A new interpretation of the Greta Coal Measures in the Maitland-Cessnock-Greta Coalfield and Cranky Corner Basin Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin 31 p 123- 130
Usage: Briefly described (Fig 1) Comments: Maximum thickness 300m
REFID: 22970 Kouzmina, G. 1997 Offshore Sydney Basin. Time Stratigraphic Coastal Cross Section of the Sydney Basin. Box 2 Bureau of Resource Sciences, Petroleum Prospectivity Bulletin Plate 6
Usage: Briefly described (Plate 6) Min age from reference: Early Permian Comments:
REFID: 22663 Department of Primary Industries and Energy 1997 Release of Offshore Petroleum Areas Australia, Geology and Data Availability Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra
Usage: Briefly described (NSW97 - 1 p2) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 61529 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1997 Structure and tectonics along the inner edge of a foreland basin: the Hunter Coalfield in the northern Sydney Basin, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 44(6) p853-877
Usage: Briefly described (p853, p854 Fig. 1b) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Maitland Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 24121 Matthei, L.E. 1995 Soil Landscapes of the Newcastle 1:100 000 Sheet Department of Land and Water Conservation. Report. 320p
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Comments:
REFID: 61315 New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources 1995 Sydney 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 p163-188
Usage: Briefly described (Table SY1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Maitland Group. Marine deposits of reworked clean quartzose sandstones with excellent reservoir potential. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 43257 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1993 Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Age Middle Permian. Of Maitland Group.
REFID: 43194 Tadros, N.Z. 1993 The Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 12 649p
Usage: Briefly described (p104, p128, p129 Tb. 8.3) Min age from reference: Middle Permian Max age from reference: Middle Permian Comments: Of Maitland Group, Hunter and Newcastle Coalfields, Sydney Basin. Near-shore quartz-lithic sand sheets. Correlative of Porcupine Formation in the Gunnedah Basin.
REFID: 50268 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. (ed.) 1991 Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133 Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Kazanian Max age from reference: Ufimian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Of the Maitland Group. Overlies: Branxton Formation. Underlies: Mulbring Siltstone.
REFID: 42925 Jones, D.C. , Clark, N.R. 1991 Geology of the Penrith 1:100 000 sheet 9030. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy 1v 202pp
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 42916 New South Wales. Dept. Minerals & Energy 1989 Coalfield Review -- Hunter Coalfield. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 23 p23-29
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Max age from reference: Middle Permian Comments:
REFID: 41902 Kellett, J.R. , Williams, B.G. , Ward, J.K. 1989 Hydrogeochemistry of the upper Hunter River Valley, New South Wales. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 221
Usage: Briefly described (p5 Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 38656 Diessel, C.F.K. 1982 Coal geology. Australian Mineral Foundation. Workshop Courses 200/82
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.1.5.13) Comments: P280
REFID: 33867 Williams, R.J. 1976 Hunter Valley: Permian coal measures geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 11B
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Comments:
REFID: 24079 Bembrick, C.S. , Lonergan, A.D. 1976 Sydney 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 p426-438
Usage: Briefly described (p432) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Maitland Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 61612 Fielding, C.R. , Sliwa, R. , Holcombe, R.J. , Jones, A.T. 2001 A New palaeogeographic synthesis for the Bowen, Gunnedah and Sydney Basins of Eastern Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the future" Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p269-278
Usage: Mentioned (p272, p270 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin. NSW.
REFID: 61609 Arditto, P.A. 2001 Distribution and hydrocarbon potential of the Permian Nowra Sandstone, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the..." Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p239-249
Usage: Mentioned (p239) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Correlate of Nowra Sandstone.
REFID: 61770 Roberts, J. , Geeve, R.J. 1999 Allochthonous forearc blocks and their influence on an orogenic timetable for the Southern New England Orogen IN Flood, P. G. (ed.) "Regional Geology Tectonics and Metallogenesis: New England Orogen" - papers presented at a conference .... University of New England, Armidale 1999" - NEO '99 Conference Not Recorded
Usage: Mentioned (p110) Comments:
REFID: 61772 Brownlow, J.W. 1999 Recurrent patterns in the Permo-Triassic development of the NEO and its environs IN Flood, P. G. (ed.) "Regional Geology Tectonics and Metallogenesis: New England Orogen" - papers presented at a conference .... University of New England, Armidale 1999" - NEO '99 Conference University of New England. Earth Sciences 1v p127-136
Usage: Mentioned (p131, p133) Comments:
REFID: 61201 Pratt, W. 1996 Coal resources of the Werrie Basin NSW Department of Mineral and Petroleum Resources GS1996/528 pp19
Usage: Mentioned (p7) Comments:
REFID: 42609 Clarke, M.J. 1992 A new notospiriferine genus (Spiriferida: Brachiopoda) from the Permian of Tasmania. Royal Society of Tasmania, Papers and Proceedings 126 p73-76
Usage: Mentioned (P 73) Comments: Glendon
REFID: 42780 Collins, W.J. 1991 A reassessment of the "Hunter-Bowen Orogeny": Tectonic implications for the southern New England Fold Belt. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 38(4) p409-423
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1 P417) Comments:
REFID: 41834 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1989 Geological note. Thin-skinned tectonics in the Hunter Coalfield of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 36(4) p589-593
Usage: Mentioned (p590) Comments:
REFID: 41604 Brunton, J.S. , Moloney, J. 1989 Geology and coal resources of the Maison Dieu area, near Singleton, Hunter Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 75 p1-12
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 41474 Brakel, A.T. , Totterdell, J.M. 1988 The Late Permian palaeogeography of the Australian continent. Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin 22 p59-67
Usage: Mentioned (p59) Comments:
REFID: 41054 McMinn, A. 1987 Palynostratigraphy of the Stroud Gloucester Trough, N.S.W. Alcheringa 11(2) p151-164
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 40872 Helby, R. , Lennox, M. , Roberts, J. 1986 The age of the Permian sequence in the Stroud-Gloucester Trough. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 119(1/2) p33-42
Usage: Mentioned (p37) Comments:
REFID: 40166 Slansky, J.M. 1985 Geochemistry of high-temperature coal ashes and the sedimentary environment of the New South Wales coals, Australia. International Journal of Coal Geology 5(4) p339-376
Usage: Mentioned (p346) Comments: See also Fig.2
REFID: 40224 Kellett, J.R. , Williams, B.G. , Ward, J.K. 1985 Geology of the Upper Hunter River Valley, New South Wales, 1:100 000 geological map, Plate 1. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 41903 Kellett, J.R. , Williams, B.G. , Ward, J.K. 1985 Geology of the upper Hunter River Valley. In Kellett J.R., Williams B.G. & Ward J.K. - Hydrogeochemistry of the Hunter River valley, New South Wales. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 221 Plates (maps) Plate 1 (map)
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 40256 McMinn, A. 1985 Palynostratigraphy of the Middle Permian coal sequences of the Sydney Basin. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 32(3) p301-309
Usage: Mentioned (p306) Comments:
REFID: 39830 McIlveen, G.R. 1984 Singleton, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological series map. Sheet 9132-IV-N, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Permian Max age from reference: Middle Permian Comments:
REFID: 38614 Beckett, J. , Hamilton, D.S. , Weber, C.R. 1983 Permian and Triassic stratigraphy and sedimentation in the Gunnedah-Narrabri-Coonabarabran region. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 51 p1-16
Usage: Mentioned (p14) Comments:
REFID: 37773 Moffitt, R.S. 1982 The 1980 east Muswellbrook coal drilling programme. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 47 p17-26
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 39307 Scheibnerova, V. 1980 A review of Permian foraminifera in the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p432-445
Usage: Mentioned (Table 22.1) Comments:
REFID: 39287 Herbert, C. 1980 Depositional development of the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C., Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p11-52
Usage: Mentioned (p20) Comments: See also Fig.2.5
REFID: 39289 Runnegar, B. 1980 Marine Shoalhaven Group, southern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p74-81
Usage: Mentioned (p81) Comments: Correlation
REFID: 39308 Herbert, C. , Helby, R. 1980 Part C - Excursion Guide. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p449-539
Usage: Mentioned (p493) Comments:
REFID: 36390 McIlveen, G.R. 1980 Sydney, New South Wales, 1:500 000 metallogenic series map. 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments:
REFID: 36045 Evans, P.R. , Roberts, J. 1979 Evolution of central eastern Australia during the late Palaeozoic and early Mesozoic. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 26(7) p325-340
Usage: Mentioned (p332) Comments:
REFID: 34845 Ozimic, S. 1979 Petrological and petrophysical study of Permian arenites for potential subsurface storage of natural gas, Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia. 1979 Apea Conference Perth 11-14 March, 1979. APEA Journal 19(1) p115-130
Usage: Mentioned (p116) Comments: Also Table 1.
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 48971 Jones, P.J. , de Deckker, P. 1978 Check list of Ostracoda recorded from Australia and Papua New Guinea, 1845-1973. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 195
Usage: Mentioned (p9) Comments: See also P17 and P21.
REFID: 29752 Bembrick, C.S. , Holmes, G.G. 1976 An interpretation of the subsurface geology of the Nowra-Jervis Bay area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 18(1) p5-68
Usage: Mentioned (p36) Comments:
REFID: 32266 Moelle, K.H.R. 1976 The Sydney Basin, N.S.W. IN Permian coal geology - Eastern Australia. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 10A p23-26
Usage: Mentioned (p24) Comments:
REFID: 37082 Stuntz, J. 1975 Regional coal geology of the main coal province of New South Wales. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p158-163
Usage: Mentioned (p161) Comments:
REFID: 32671 Pogson, D.J. 1972 Geological map of New South Wales, scale 1:1 000 000. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 32073 Mayne, S.J. , Nicholas, E. 1971 Contributions to the stratigraphy of the Sydney Basin. IN Programme and abstracts for the sixth symposium on advances in the study of the Sydney Basin. University of Newcastle. Department of Geology 1v p21-22
Usage: Mentioned (p21) Comments:
REFID: 30340 Crowell, J.C. , Frakes, L.A. 1971 Late Palaeozoic glaciation: Part IV, Australia. Geological Society of America. Bulletin 82(9) p2515-2540
Usage: Mentioned (p2529) Comments: Lithology
REFID: 33702 Wass, R.E. , Banks, M.R. 1971 Some Permian trilobites from eastern Australia. Palaeontology 14(2) p222-241
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments:
REFID: 34444 Rasmus, P.L. , Rose, D.M. , Rose, G. 1969 Singleton, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/56-01, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 43893 Armstrong, J. 1968 The Martiniacean species occurring at Glendon, New South Wales, the type locality of Notospirifer darwini (Morris). Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 101(3&4) p197-205
Usage: Not recorded (p197-201) Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 43383 Brunker, R.L. , Offenberg, A.C. , Rose, G. 1967 Explanatory Notes 1:3 000 000 geological map of New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales 32
Usage: Not recorded (p20) 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 (p88) Comments:
REFID: 43440 Nashar, B. 1964 The geology of the Hunter Valley (Possible coal seams to be indexed at a later date) Jacaranda Press p49
Usage: Not recorded (p65,72,83,90,35) Comments: See also Lexicon
REFID: 43491 Fairbridge, R.W. 1953 Australian Stratigraphy.XII chaps, end paper (2nd edition) University of Western Australia. Text Books Board 2nd edition
Usage: Not recorded (pVII/44) Max age from reference: Permian Comments:

Bibliographic references returned: 65
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