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Rockvale Adamellite STRATNO: 16223
Current: No Rank: Formation, beds Status: Superseded State(s): NSW
Category: Other new published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 22-AUG-12
Replaced by: Rockvale Monzogranite Previously known as: Rockvale Adamellite-Granodiorite
Description: Biotite monzogranite, granodiorite. Commonly foliated S-type biotite granitoids commonly with blue quartz, and minor amphibole, garnet and graphite
Comments: See also variations including Rockvale Granodiorite. Intention to change parent to reserved name Rockvale Suite (of the Hillgrove Supersuite) (D.Champion, 2010, pers.comm.)
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Timescale: GTS 2004 Event: intrusion
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Minimum age: Late Permian Ma: % 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: Carboniferous Ma: 303 ± 3 % from base of biozone: Age method: isotopic, U/Pb-Pb/Pb ion probe

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First Reference:
REFID: 40762 Gilligan, L.B., Suppel, D.W., Degeling, P.R., Scheibner, E., 1986, Metallogeny and tectonic development of the Tasman Fold Belt System in New South Wales. IN Scheibner E.(ed) - Metallogeny and tectonic development of eastern Australia., Ore Geology Reviews, 1(2-4), p259-313

Use on maps:
REFID: 23720 Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F., 1992, Dorrigo - Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map, Geological Survey of New South Wales. Metallogenic Map Series, Map, Map Legend


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 42984 Kent, A.J.R. 1994 Geochronology and geochemistry of Palaeozoic intrusive rocks in the Rockvale region, southern New England Orogen, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(4) p365-379
Usage: Described (p367) Comments: Of Hillgrove Plutonic Suite.
REFID: 65114 Korsch, R.J. , Totterdell, J.M. , Cathro, D.L. , Nicoll, M.G. 2009 Early Permian East Australian Rift System Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(3) p381-400
Usage: Briefly described (p397) Min age from reference: Gzhelian Comments: S-type plutons dated using U-Pb SHRIMP at 303 +/- 3 Ma; part of the Hillgrove Plutonic Suite
REFID: 23609 Crouch, S.B.S. , Tang, J. , Kwiecien, W. 1997 Geochemistry of the plutonic rocks of the North D'Aguilar Block Queensland Government Mining Journal 98(1144) March p6-18
Usage: Briefly described (p17 Table 1) Comments: S-Type granitoids. Of Hillgrove Suite. New England Batholith.
REFID: 23720 Gilligan, L.B. , Brownlow, J.W. , Cameron, R.G. , Henley, H.F. 1992 Dorrigo - Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map Geological Survey of New South Wales. Metallogenic Map Series Map Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Hillgrove Plutonic Suite. Biotite monzogranite, granodiorite.
REFID: 42866 Henley, H.F. 1991 Lamprophyres and gold in the New England Fold Belt. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 83 p7-24
Usage: Briefly described (Table 2, P12) Comments:
REFID: 42915 New South Wales. Dept. Minerals & Energy 1989 Comet Gold Mine. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 23 p12-16
Usage: Briefly described (p12) Comments:
REFID: 66183 Danis, C.R. , Daczko, N.R. , Lackie, M.A. , Craven, S.J. 2010 Retrograde metamorphism of the Wongwibinda Complex, New England Fold Belt and the implications of 2.5D subsurface geophysical structure for the metamorphic history Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 57(3) pp357-375
Usage: Mentioned (p360 Fig.2) Comments: New England Fold Belt, Hillgrove Plutonic Suite
REFID: 44450 Gilligan, L.B. , Brownlow, J.W. , Cameron, R.G. , Henley, H.F. 1992 Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets Geological Survey of New South Wales 509p
Usage: Mentioned (p36) Comments: Of Hillgrove Plutonic Suite: Geological Province: New England Fold Belt.
REFID: 40762 Gilligan, L.B. , Suppel, D.W. , Degeling, P.R. , Scheibner, E. 1986 Metallogeny and tectonic development of the Tasman Fold Belt System in New South Wales. IN Scheibner E.(ed) - Metallogeny and tectonic development of eastern Australia. Ore Geology Reviews 1(2-4) p259-313
Usage: Mentioned (p294) Comments:

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