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Red Bluff Sandstone STRATNO: 15928
Current: No Rank: Formation, beds Status: Superseded State(s): VIC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-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Sandringham Sandstone Previously known as: Red Bluff Sand
Description: Sandstone, conglomerate: pale yellow and brown; fine to coarse-grained, massive to well bedded; crossbedded; local ironstone.
Comments: Includes the former Baxter Sandstone, which is identical with it in its type area and which lacked precedence (VandenBerg 2008). See also Red Bluff Sand. Name dropped in favour of Sandringham Sandstone for coastal outcrops in 2016.
Geological province: No province information available
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Minimum age: Pliocene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Miocene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Beaumaris Sandstone underlies Red Bluff Sandstone
First Reference:
REFID: 29652 Barnes, C.P., Bowen, K.G., McHaffie, I.W., Paton, R., Tan, S.H., 1972, Extractive industries resources in the Melbourne Metropolitan area., Victoria. Department of Mines. Report, 1972/2, p1-49

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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: Described (p15 Tb.8, p17, p63) Min age from reference: Neogene Max age from reference: Neogene Comments: Of Brighton Group. Called Red Bluff Sands by Abele et al. (1976). Called Red Bluff Member by Gill (1956). Raised to formation rank by Kenley (1967). Overlies Black Rock Sandstone. Senior synonym of Baxter Sandstone. Fluvial. Type section at Red Bluff.
REFID: 71419 VandenBerg, A.H.M. 2016 Depositonal facies and extent of the late Neogene Sandringham Sandstone in southern Victoria, Australia Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings 128 7-24
Usage: Briefly described (p8, p15, p20) Comments: Replaced Red Bluff Member, Red Bluff Sands. Regarded as fluvial until at least 2005. Name dropped in favour of Sandringham Sandstone for coastal outcrops. See Red Bluff Sand p20. Inland outcrops have not been investigated and may need new name if found to be fluvial.
REFID: 68116 Welch, S.I. , Higgins, D.V. , Callaway, G.A. 2011 Surface geology of Victoria 1:250 000 Geological Survey of Victoria 1v 114p
Usage: Briefly described (Appendix, Maps 41-42, 49-51.) Min age from reference: Pliocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: , Sandstone, conglomerate: pale yellow and brown; fine to coarse-grained, massive to well bedded; crossbedded; local ironstone.
REFID: 66244 Morand, V.J. 2010 Stratigraphic name changes in the Melbourne Zone, Seamless Geology Project Geological Survey of Victoria Technical Record 2010/1 12p
Usage: Briefly described (p8.) Comments: Includes the former Baxter Sandstone, which is identical with it in its type area and which lacked precedence (VandenBerg 2008).
REFID: 66002 VandenBerg, A.H.M. 2009 Rock unit names in western Victoria, seamless geology project Geological Survey of Victoria. Report 130 87p
Usage: Briefly described (p12, p13 Tb.9) Min age from reference: Neogene Max age from reference: Neogene Comments: Of Brighton Group. Replaces Red Bluff Member of Gill (1956). Called Red Bluff Sand on p12 and p16
REFID: 23537 Holdgate, G.R. , Geurin, B. , Wallace, M.W. , Gallagher, S.J. 2001 Marine geology of Port Phillip, Victoria Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(3) p439-455
Usage: Briefly described (p 447) Comments:
REFID: 29652 Barnes, C.P. , Bowen, K.G. , McHaffie, I.W. , Paton, R. , Tan, S.H. 1972 Extractive industries resources in the Melbourne Metropolitan area. Victoria. Department of Mines. Report 1972/2 p1-49
Usage: Mentioned (p11) Comments:

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