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Nobbys Tuff STRATNO: 14198
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 17-APR-14
Replaced by: Previously known as: Nobbys Tuff Member
Description: Tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, tuffaceous siltstone, claystone, chert.
Comments: Formation status. Replaces Nobbys Tuff Member, Nobbys Chert. Thickness: 0.5-25m, 24.4m in type section at Nobbys Headland.
Geological province: No quality assured province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 25m Minimum thickness:

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Minimum age: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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  • Nobbys Tuff- Formation, beds- Formal

Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Adamstown Formation overlies Nobbys Tuff
Lambton Formation underlies Nobbys Tuff conformity

First Reference:
REFID: 29922 Branagan, D.F., 1972, Geology and coal mining in the Hunter Valley 1791-1861., Newcastle Public Library. Newcastle History Monographs, 6

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REFID: 68711 Ives, M. , Brinton, J. , Edwards, J. , Rigby, R. , Tobin, C. , Weber, C.R. 1999 Revision of the stratigraphy of the Newcastle Coal Measures Coalfield Geology Council Of New South Wales. Bulletin 1 113-119
Usage: Fully described (p119, 113, 115, p116 Tb 2, p114 Fig. 2) Comments: Formation status. Replaces Nobbys Tuff Member, Nobbys Chert. Thickness: 0.5-25m, 24.4m in type section at Nobbys Headland. , Of Newcastle Coal Measures , Conformably overlies Lambton Formation. Overlain by Adamstown Formation. , Tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, tuffaceous siltstone, claystone, chert.
REFID: 24471 Grevenitz, P. , Carr, P. , Hutton, A. 2003 Origin, alteration and geochemical correlation of Late Permian airfall tuffs in coal measures, Sydney Basin, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 55(1) p27-46
Usage: Described (p32 Fig.4, p27) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Newcastle Coal Measures. Possibly stratigraphically equivalent to Huntley Claystone Member. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 62033 Creech, M. , Rigby, R. 2006 Revision of the Wollombi Coal measures Minfo 81 p24-25
Usage: Briefly described (p25 (Table)) Comments: Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. Overlain by Adamstown Formation; overlies Lambton Formation. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 24157 Creech, M. 2002 Tuffaceous deposition in the Newcastle Coal Measures: challenging existing concepts of peat formation in the Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 51 p185-214
Usage: Briefly described (p188 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Parent: Newcastle Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin
REFID: 23717 Kramer, W. , Weatherall G. , Offler, R. 2001 Origin and correlation of tuffs in the Permian Newcastle and Wollombi Coal Measures, NSW, Australia, using chemical fingerprinting International Journal of Coal Geology 47(2) p115-135
Usage: Briefly described (p117 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Parent: Newcastle Coal Measures. Equivalent to the Monkey Place Creek Member (Wollambi Coal Measures).
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 (p522 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. Tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, tuffaceous siltstone, claystone, chert. Max. thickness: 25m. 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: Briefly described (p 40) 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 Newcastle Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin/Newcastle area.
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: Mentioned (p5 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Lopingian Max age from reference: Lopingian Comments: , Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. , Felsic tuff, tuffaceous sedimentary rock.
REFID: 23055 Boyd, R. , Little, M. , Herbert, C. 1998 A new look at the Newcastle Coal Measures - two contrasting approaches to their formation and sequence stratigraphy. Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin - Guidebook 32 47p
Usage: Mentioned (p15,22,Fig29p41) Comments:
REFID: 22578 Herbert, C. 1995 Sequence stratigraphy of the Late Permian Coal Measures in the Sydney Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 42(4) P391-405
Usage: Mentioned (p400) Comments:
REFID: 33867 Williams, R.J. 1976 Hunter Valley: Permian coal measures geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 11B
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.4) Comments:
REFID: 45090 Mayne, S.J. , Nicholas, E. , Bigg-Wither, A.L. , Rasidi, J.S. , Raine, M.J. 1974 Geology the Sydney Basin - a review. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 149 229pp
Usage: Mentioned (p83) Comments: Table of Perm. igneous rocks
REFID: 29922 Branagan, D.F. 1972 Geology and coal mining in the Hunter Valley 1791-1861. Newcastle Public Library. Newcastle History Monographs 6
Usage: Mentioned (Appendix 4) Comments:

Bibliographic references returned: 14
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