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Newport Formation STRATNO: 14112
Current: No Rank: Formation, beds Status: Superseded State(s): VIC
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 01-JUL-13
Replaced by: Fyansford Formation Previously known as:
Description: Interbedded laminite, shale, quartz to lithic-quartz sandstone; minor red claystone.
Comments: Not to be confused with Newport Formation in NSW designated as Newport Formation (NSW): unit nos. 68003 and 68004 relate to the NSW unit. Replaced by Fyansford Formation in 2002.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 50m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age
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Minimum age: Miocene 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: Miocene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
First Reference:
REFID: 33598 VandenBerg, A.H.M., 1970, Ringwood, Victoria, geological 1 mile series map. Sheet No.849 zone 7, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Victoria, 1v

Use on maps:
REFID: 33598 VandenBerg, A.H.M., 1970, Ringwood, Victoria, geological 1 mile series map. Sheet No.849 zone 7, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Victoria, 1v
REFID: 33605 VandenBerg, A.H.M., 1973, Sunbury, Victoria, 1:63 360 geological series map. Sheet part of 7822, zone 55., Geological Survey of Victoria, 1v
REFID: 60083 Douglas, J.G., Spencer-Jones, D., 1970, Melbourne, Victoria, 1:250 000 Sheet SJ 55-5, [Second edition], Geological Survey of Victoria, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 31243 Harris, I.F. 1974 Suitability of disused quarries in the southeast metropolitan area for the disposal of waste. Victoria. Department of Mines. Groundwater Investigation Program. Report 1974 p6-8
Usage: Described (p6) Comments: Re hydrology
REFID: 33604 VandenBerg, A.H.M. 1973 Geology of the Melbourne District. IN McAndrew J.,Marsden M.A.H.(eds) - Regional guide to Victorian geology. 2nd edition. University of Melbourne. School of Geology. Publication 1 p14-30
Usage: Described (p22) Comments:
REFID: 33599 VandenBerg, A.H.M. 1972 Explanatory notes on the Ringwood 1:63 360 geological map. Geological Survey of Victoria. Report 1971/1
Usage: Described (p13) Comments: Tertiary.
REFID: 67560 Emerson, D.W. , Branagan, D.F. 2011 The Narrabeen Group in the east-central Sydney Basin: physical properties and interpretation. Exploration Geophysics 42/4 pp258-274
Usage: Briefly described (p258, p260-p272) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Constrained by the age of the Narrabeen Group. Shallow estuarine/salt marsh/encroaching fluvio-deltaic environment. ~67m thick. Delineated well by its high gamma response. , Of the Narrabeen Group. , Overlain by the Hawkesbury Sandstone. Underlain by the Garie Formation. , Grey shale and fine sandstone with occasional dark grey shale/mudstone, overlain by mainly quartz lithic sandstone.
REFID: 65715 VandenBerg, A.H.M. 2009 Rock unit names in the Bendigo Zone portion of central Victoria, seamless geology project Geological Survey of Victoria. Report 129 112p
Usage: Briefly described (p14 Tb.8) Comments: Superseded name for Gellibrand Marl used by Thomas and Baragwanath (1950) p50.
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 (p43.) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: , Unit in upper part of Narrabeen 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 (p122, p131) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Of Narrabeen Group. Equivalent to the Gosford Formation. Time equivalent of the lower part of the Napperby Formation, Gunnedah Basin.
REFID: 42827 Douglas, J.G. , Ferguson, J.A. 1988 Geology of Victoria. Geological Society of Australia. Victorian Division 1v 668p
Usage: Briefly described (p313) Comments:
REFID: 35285 Lawrence, C.R. 1976 Non-metallic minerals - Groundwater, in Douglas J.G. and Ferguson J.A. (eds) - Geology of Victoria. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 5 p411-417
Usage: Briefly described (p415) Comments:
REFID: 29591 Australian Water Resources Council. 1975 Groundwater resources of Australia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra 1v
Usage: Briefly described (p98) Comments:
REFID: 31242 Harris, I.F. 1974 Hydrogeology of the Melbourne region. Geological Survey of Victoria. Report 11
Usage: Briefly described (p9) Comments: Refers hydrogeology
REFID: 60083 Douglas, J.G. , Spencer-Jones, D. 1970 Melbourne, Victoria, 1:250 000 Sheet SJ 55-5, [Second edition] Geological Survey of Victoria 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Oligocene Comments: Stated to be synonymous with Fyansford Formation. Glauconitic silt, calcareous silt, grey clay, minor limestone.
REFID: 67663 Danis, C. , O'Neill, C. , Lackie, M. , Twigg, L. , Danis, A. 2011 Deep 3D structure of the Sydney Basin using gravity modelling Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58(5) 517-542
Usage: Mentioned (p520 Tb.1, p522) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 24551 Birch, W.D. (ed.) 2003 Geology of Victoria Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 23 842p
Usage: Mentioned (p315) Comments: Superseded by Fyansford Formation.
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: Mentioned (p23 Table 1. ) Comments: Newcastle Coalfield. , Unit in Narrabeen Group.
REFID: 24038 Holdgate, G.R. , Gallagher, S.J. , Wallace, M.W. 2002 Tertiary coal geology and stratigraphy of the Port Phillip Basin, Victoria Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 49(3) p437-453
Usage: Mentioned (p443) Comments: Replaced by Fyansford Formation.
REFID: 41848 Lawrence, C.R. , Kenley, P.R. , Jenkin, J.J. , Gill, E.D. , Macumber, P.G. , Neilson, J.L. 1988 Quaternary. IN Douglas J.G. and Ferguson J.A. (eds) - Geology of Victoria. Chapter 9. Geological Society of Australia. Victorian Division 1v p351-402
Usage: Mentioned (p390, Fig.9.5b) Comments: Age Tertiary
REFID: 42318 Glenie, R.C. 1988 The Cretaceous and Tertiary geology and palynostratigraphy of the eastern Otway Basin. 7 International Palynological Congress, Brisbane 1988 Excursion Guide LB3 15pp
Usage: Mentioned (p5) Comments: Synonym for Balcombe Clay
REFID: 41521 Mallett, C.W. , Holdgate, G.R. 1985 Subsurface Neogene stratigraphy of Nepean Peninsula, Victoria. IN Lindsay J.M. (ed) - Stratigraphy, palaeontology , malacology. Special Publication (South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy) 5 p233-247
Usage: Mentioned (p236) Comments:
REFID: 45128 Rich, P.V. 1979 The Dromornithidae, a family of large extinct ground birds endemic to Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 184
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.42) Comments: Correlation table of sediments containing Dromornithidae in Australia.
REFID: 35097 Ludbrook, N.H. 1978 Quaternary molluscs of the western part of the Eucla Basin. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 125
Usage: Mentioned (p178) Comments:
REFID: 34991 Gloe, C.S. 1976 Fuels - Brown coal in Douglas J.G. and Ferguson J.A. (eds) - Geology of Victoria Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 5 p378-389
Usage: Mentioned (p388) Comments:
REFID: 35011 Neilson, J.L. 1976 Quaternary - Yarra Delta in Douglas J.G. and Ferguson J.A.(eds) - Geology of Victoria. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 5 p309-315
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 9.5b) Comments:
REFID: 35276 Abele, C. 1976 Tertiary - Central coastal basins, in Douglas J.G. and Ferguson J.A. (eds) - Geology of Victoria. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 5 p229-248
Usage: Mentioned (p239) Comments:
REFID: 37128 Knight, J.L. 1975 Altona-Bacchus Marsh, Lal Lal, Wensleydale, Benwerrin and Deans Marsh districts, Victoria. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p355-359
Usage: Mentioned (p357) Comments:
REFID: 31516 Jenkins, R.J.F. 1975 The fossil crab Ommatocarcinus corioensis (Creswell) and a review of related Australian species. National Museum, Victoria. Memoirs 36 p33-62
Usage: Mentioned (p57) Comments:
REFID: 33605 VandenBerg, A.H.M. 1973 Sunbury, Victoria, 1:63 360 geological series map. Sheet part of 7822, zone 55. Geological Survey of Victoria 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments:
REFID: 33458 Thompson, B.R. 1972 A review of the aquifer systems near Melbourne and the possibility of using treated effluent for artificial recharge. Geological Survey of Victoria. Report 1972/1
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments:
REFID: 33464 Thompson, B.R. , Harris, I.F. 1972 A survey of the groundwater resources in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne. Geological Survey of Victoria. Report 1972/7
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 37035 Grant, K. 1972 Terrain classification for engineering purposes of the Melbourne area, Victoria. CSIRO. Division of Applied Geomechanics. Technical Paper 11
Usage: Mentioned (p142) Comments:
REFID: 33598 VandenBerg, A.H.M. 1970 Ringwood, Victoria, geological 1 mile series map. Sheet No.849 zone 7, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Victoria 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments:

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