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Newmarracarra Limestone STRATNO: 14108
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): WA
Category: Other new published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as: Newmarracarra Beds""
Description: Yellow-grey, sandy or clayey limestone, rarely grading into calcareous sandstone.
Comments: See also Lexicon.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: WAReference section type:
Maximum thickness: mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Bajocian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Bajocian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Kojarena Sandstone overlies Newmarracarra Limestone conformity
Colalura Sandstone underlies Newmarracarra Limestone conformity
Bringo Shale underlies Newmarracarra Limestone conformity
Moonyoonooka Sandstone underlies Newmarracarra Limestone disconformity
First Reference:
REFID: 48848 Crespin, I., 1964, Catalogue of fossil type and figured specimens in Western Australia., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report, 71

Definition Reference:
REFID: 36293 Playford, P.E., Cockbain, A.E., Low, G.H., 1976, Geology of the Perth Basin, Western Australia., Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin, 124

Use on maps:
REFID: 30948 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1971, Geraldton-Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-01 & SH/49-04, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 36293 Playford, P.E. , Cockbain, A.E. , Low, G.H. 1976 Geology of the Perth Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 124
Usage: Defined (p151) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments:
REFID: 36890 Cockbain, A.E. , Lowry, D.C. , Cope, R.N. , Low, G.H. , Playford, P.E. 1975 Phanerozoic. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 2 p223-433
Usage: Fully described (p244) Comments: Formerly Newmarracarra Beds and Newmarracarra Series.
REFID: 61811 Mory, A.J. , Haig, D.W. , McLoughlin, S. , Hocking, R.M. 2005 Geology of the northern Perth Basin, Western Australia - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2005/9 71p
Usage: Described (pp29-31, p65.) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Middle Jurassic Comments: Fossiliferous; bivalves, gastropods, ammonoids, nautiloids, belemnites, brachiopoods, annelids, echinoids, bryozoa, foraminifera and ostracods. Type section is on Round Hill, 300 m south of the disused siding of Grant on the Geraldton-Mullewa line; further details in Appendix 1. , Unit in Champion Bay Group. , Overlies Bringo Shale. Is overlain by Kojarena Sandstone. , Bioclastic limestone, locally leached and replaced by iron oxide.
REFID: 44144 Cockbain, A.E. 1990 Perth Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 p495-525
Usage: Described (p505 Tb.4-21, p515) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments: Type Section: Round Hill 28o45'31''S 114o48'23''E. 14m thick shallow marine sediments with a significant ammonite fauna enabling interregional correlations. , Champion Bay Group , Overlies Bringo Shale or Colalura Sandstone (both conformably). Overlies Moonyoonooka Sandstone disconformably. Overlain by Kojarena Sandstone conformably. , Yellow-grey, sandy or clayey limestone, rarely grading into calcareous sandstone.
REFID: 41284 Warris, B.J. 1988 The geology of the Mount Horner oilfield, Perth Basin, Western Australia. APEA Journal 28(1) p88-99
Usage: Described (p91) Comments:
REFID: 23816 Playford, P.E. , Cope, R.W. , Cockbain, A.E. , Low, G.H. , Lowry, D.C. 1975 Perth Basin IN Geology of Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 2
Usage: Described (p244, 245) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments: Geological Province: Perth Basin. Of the Champion Bay Group. Underlying units: Colalura Sandstone and Bringo Shale (both conformable). Overlying unit: Kojarena Sandstone (conformable). Max. thickness: 11.5 m. Richly Fossiliferous.
REFID: 32649 Playford, P.E. , Horwitz, R.C. , Peers, R. , Baxter, J.L. 1970 Geraldton, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/50-01. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 39pp
Usage: Described (p25) Comments: See also Table 1
REFID: 68135 Turner, S. , Bean, L.B. , Dettmann, M. , McKellar, J.L. , McLoughlin, S. , Thulborn, T. 2009 Australian Jurassic sedimentary and fossil successions: current work and future prospects for marine and nonmarine correlation GFF 131(1-2) 49-70
Usage: Briefly described (p52) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments: Contains ammonite fossils. , Champion Bay Group , Fossiliferous limestone.
REFID: 64635 Mory, A.J. , Hocking, R.M. 2008 Geology of Kalbarri and Mingenew areas - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2008/11 34p
Usage: Briefly described (p16) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Middle Jurassic Comments: Fossiliferous. , Of the Champion Bay Group. , Fossiliferous limestone.
REFID: 24020 Craig, R.S. 2002 A new Jurassic Rhynchonellide Brachiopod from the Newmarracarra Limestone, Perth Basin, Western Australia Western Australian Museum. Records 20(4) p387-392
Usage: Briefly described (p387) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments: Of Champion Bay Group. Geological Province: Perth Basin
REFID: 23578 Langford, R.L. 2001 Regolith-landform resources of the Howatharrra 1:50 000 sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2001/7 61p
Usage: Briefly described (p7) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Middle Jurassic Comments: Parent: Cadda Formation.
REFID: 42477 White, M.E. 1990 The Nature of Hidden Worlds. Reed Books Pty Ltd 1v 256pp
Usage: Briefly described (p56) Comments:
REFID: 41625 Hall, R.L. 1989 Lower Bajocian ammonites (Middle Jurassic; Soninniidae) from the Newmarracarra Limestone, Western Australia. Alcheringa 13(1) p1-20
Usage: Briefly described (p1) Comments:
REFID: 41729 Marshall, J.F. , Lee, C.S. , Ramsay, D.C. , Moore, A.M.G. 1989 Tectonic controls on sedimentation and maturation in the offshore North Perth Basin. APEA Journal 29(1) p450-465
Usage: Briefly described (p454) Comments:
REFID: 31561 Johnstone, M.H. 1973 Palaeozoic and Mesozoic of the Perth and Carnarvon Basins. IN 3rd International Gondwana Symposium: notes on field trip no.2. 5-10 August. 1973. WAPET 1v
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Comments: See also P22. Bajocian
REFID: 60376 Gorter, J.D. , Hearty, D.J. , Bond, A.J. 2004 Jurassic petroleum systems in the Houtman Sub-basin, Northwestern Offshore Perth Basin, Western Australia: A Fronteir Petroleum Province on the Doorstep? APPEA Journal 44(1) p13-57
Usage: Mentioned (p23.) Comments: Cadda sequence offshore is the chronostratigraphic equlivalent of the Newmarracarra Limestone. Contains ammonoids.
REFID: 23279 Mory, A.J. , Iasky, R.P. 1996 Stratigraphy and structure of the onshore northern Perth Basin Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 46 102pp
Usage: Mentioned (p28) Comments:
REFID: 22535 Seddon, G. 1996 Thinking like a geologist: the culture of geology. Mawson Lecture 1996. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(5) p487-495
Usage: Mentioned (p493) Comments:
REFID: 43495 Mory, A.J. 1995 Geology of the Mingenew-Dongara 1:100 000 Sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. Explanatory Notes 1v 39p
Usage: Mentioned (16) Comments:
REFID: 43828 Apthorpe, M. 1994 Towards an Early to Middle Jurassic palaeogeography for the North West Shelf: A marine perspective. IN Purcell P.G & R.R. (eds) - The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia. WABS Symposium 1994. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Proceedings. 1v p201-210
Usage: Mentioned (p207) Comments:
REFID: 42823 Malz, H. , Oertli, H.J. 1993 Middle Jurassic Ostracoda from Western Australia. In McKenzie, K.G. and Jones P.J. (eds) Ostracoda in the Earth and Life Sciences. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 8-12 July '91 A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam 1v p123-140
Usage: Mentioned (p124) Comments:
REFID: 42473 McNamara, K.J. , Long, J.A. , Brimmell, K. 1991 Catalogue of type fossils in the Western Australian Museum. Western Australian Museum. Records Supp. 39 106pp
Usage: Mentioned (p12) Comments:
REFID: 43710 Burger, D. 1991 Results of a preliminary palynological examination of Mesozoic grab samples from the North West Shelf. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Record 1991/84 p1-33
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments:
REFID: 42211 Playford, P.E. 1990 Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) ammonites from the Newmarracarra Limestone, Western Australia. Alcheringa 14(4) p310
Usage: Mentioned (p310) Comments:
REFID: 37577 Western Australia. Department of Mines. 1980 Mineral resources of Western Australia. Department of Mines Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p75) Comments:
REFID: 36257 Prider, T. 1979 The geology of Western Australia in relation to its mineral resources in Prider R.T.(ed) - Mining in Western Australia. University of Western Australia Press 1v p24-38
Usage: Mentioned (Table 2.1) Comments:
REFID: 35059 Baxter, J.L. 1976 Limestone - Western Australia in Knight C.L. (ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea -4.Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p205-207
Usage: Mentioned (Table.19) Comments:
REFID: 33022 Schmidt, P.W. , Embleton, B.J.J. 1976 Palaeomagnetic results from sediments of the Perth Basin, Western Australia, and their bearing on the timing of regional lateritisation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 19(4) p257-273
Usage: Mentioned (p259) Comments: Palaeomagnetism P265
REFID: 35282 Johnstone, M.H. , Jones, D.K. , Pearson, G.R. , Smith, D.N. , Thomas, B.M. 1976 The Phanerozoic of the Perth and Carnarvon Basins, Western Australia. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 39C
Usage: Mentioned (p31) Comments:
REFID: 31910 Lowry, D.C. 1974 Dongara-Hill River, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/50-05. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 33pp
Usage: Mentioned (p22) Comments:
REFID: 33166 Skwarko, S.K. 1974 Jurassic fossils of Western Australia. 1.Bajocian bivalvia of the Newmarracarra Limestone and the Kojarena Sandstone. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 150 p57-109
Usage: Mentioned (p58) Comments: Bivalve faunas
REFID: 31562 Johnstone, M.H. , Lowry, D.C. , Quilty, P.G. 1973 The geology of southwestern Australia - a review. Royal Society of Western Australia. Journal 56 5-15
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments: Stratigraphic table
REFID: 29548 Academy of Science. National Parks Com 1972 Geological reserves in Western Australia in National Parks and Nature Reserves in Western Australia. Australian Academy of Science. National Parks Board of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p230) Comments: M. Jurassic
REFID: 30948 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1971 Geraldton-Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-01 & SH/49-04, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments:
REFID: 32648 Cope, R.W. , Playford, P.E. 1971 The Phanerozoic stratigraphy of Western Australia: a correlation chart in two parts. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 1970 p32-33
Usage: Mentioned (p32) Comments: M.Jur. (in Champion Bay Gp.)
REFID: 31706 Kummel, B. 1970 History of the earth. W.H.Freeman & Co., San Francisco 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p665) Comments: Jurassic correlation chart
REFID: 34287 Laseron, C. 1969 Ancient Australia. (Revised by R.O.Brunnschweiler). Angus and Robertson 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p168) Comments: See also PP174, 177
REFID: 34134 de Jersey, N.J. , Williams, A.J. 1969 Correlation chart of Australian Jurassic sediments. IN Gondwana stratigraphy. Unesco, France 1v p482
Usage: Mentioned (Cor.Chart) Comments: Bajocian.
REFID: 44237 Coleman, P.J. , Skwarko, S.K. 1967 Lower Triassic and Middle Jurassic fossils at Enanty Hill Mingenew, Perth Basin, West Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 92 p.197-216
Usage: Not recorded (p.201-202) Max age from reference: Middle Jurassic Comments: (M.Jurassic). See also p197,199,206,210.
REFID: 48848 Crespin, I. 1964 Catalogue of fossil type and figured specimens in Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 71
Usage: Not recorded (p.83,92,93,96-101) Comments:

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