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Singleton Supergroup STRATNO: 16939
Current: Yes Rank: Supergroup Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Briefly described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as: Singleton Coal Measures
Description: Coal seams, claystone, siltstone, sandstone, conglomerate, tuff, shale.
Comments: The Coalfield Geology Council in 2004 ratified the resolution that this supergroup in the Hunter Valley should now comprise Newcastle Coal Measures, Watts Sandstone and the Wittingham Coal Measures.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 1500m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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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: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
First Reference:
REFID: 37773 Moffitt, R.S., 1982, The 1980 east Muswellbrook coal drilling programme., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes, 47, p17-26

Use on maps:
REFID: 39830 McIlveen, G.R., 1984, Singleton, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological series map. Sheet 9132-IV-N, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 40224 Kellett, J.R., Williams, B.G., Ward, J.K., 1985, Geology of the Upper Hunter River Valley, New South Wales, 1:100 000 geological map, Plate 1., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 41348 Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., 1987, Tamworth-Hastings, New South Wales, 1:250 000 metallogenic series map. Sheets SH 56-13, SH/56-14, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Metallogenic Map Series, 1v, Map
REFID: 43257 Glen, R.A., Beckett, J., 1993, Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology, New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources, 1v, Map
REFID: 50268 Roberts, J., Engel, B., Chapman, J. (ed.), 1991, Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

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: Briefly described (p520 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Late Permian. Also appears as Singleton Super Group on p520. , Includes Denman Formation, Bulga Formation. , Unconformably overlain by the Narrabeen Group. Underlain by the Maitland Group.
REFID: 62033 Creech, M. , Rigby, R. 2006 Revision of the Wollombi Coal measures Minfo 81 p24-25
Usage: Briefly described (p24) Comments: The Coalfield Geology Council in 2004 ratified the resolution that this supergroup in the Hunter Valley should now comprise Newcastle C.M., Watts Sandstone and the Wittingham C.M.
REFID: 68005 Dawson, M. , Vickery, N. , Barnes, R. , Tadros, V. , Wiles, L. 2004 Nandewar Geology - Integration and Upgrade, Nandewar Western Regional Assessment. Resource and Conservation Assessment Council NAND04 170pp
Usage: Briefly described (p133.) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield. , Includes Murula beds.
REFID: 60281 Stephenson, A.E. , Burch, G.J. 2004 Preliminary Evaluation of the Petroleum Potential of Australia's Central East Margin Geoscience Australia. Record 2004/06 69p
Usage: Briefly described (Fig. 7 Appendix 1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Includes the Newcastle and Tomago Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p38 Fig.3-j, p130. ) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. Correlative of Black Jack Group (Gunnedah Basin) and Illawarra Coal Measures (Western Coalfield). , Includes Wittingham and Wollombi Coal Measures, and Murulla beds. , Overlies Maitland Group. Is overlain by Narrabeen Group.
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: Briefly described (p23 Table 1, p51.) Comments: Hunter Coalfield. Equivalent to Black Jack Group (Gunnedah Basin), Illawarra Coal Measures (Western and Southern Coalfields) and Tomago and Newcastle Coal Measures (Newcastle Coalfield). About 1500 m thick. , Includes Wittingham and Wollombi Coal Measures. , Overlies Maitland Group. Is overlain by Narrabeen Group.
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 (p524 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Contains the Wollombi and Wittingham Coal Measures. 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 (Fig 2.2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 43050 Palmieri, V. 1994 Permian Foraminifera in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. Queensland Geology 6 p1-125
Usage: Briefly described (p12) Comments:
REFID: 43257 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1993 Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
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 (p129 Tb. 8.3) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Hunter region, Sydney Basin. Contains Wittingham and Wollombi Coal Measures and Watts Sandstone.
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: Briefly described (p147 Fig 43) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 44244 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. 1991 Geology of the Camberwell, Dungog, and Bulahdelah 1:100 000 sheets 9133, 9233, 9333. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 382pp
Usage: Briefly described (p234) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Includes the Wittingham Coal Measures, and Wollombi Coal measures. Max. thickness: 1500m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. See also p235 Tb. 3.
REFID: 42925 Jones, D.C. , Clark, N.R. 1991 Geology of the Penrith 1:100 000 sheet 9030. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy 1v 202pp
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 42378 Barnes, R.G. , Brown, R.E. , Brownlow, J.W. , Stroud, W.J. 1991 Late Permian volcanics in New England - The Wandsworth Volcanic Group. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 84 p1-36
Usage: Briefly described (p19) Comments:
REFID: 42916 New South Wales. Dept. Minerals & Energy 1989 Coalfield Review -- Hunter Coalfield. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 23 p23-29
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 41902 Kellett, J.R. , Williams, B.G. , Ward, J.K. 1989 Hydrogeochemistry of the upper Hunter River Valley, New South Wales. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 221
Usage: Briefly described (p5 Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 41348 Gilligan, L.B. , Brownlow, J.W. , Cameron, R.G. 1987 Tamworth-Hastings, New South Wales, 1:250 000 metallogenic series map. Sheets SH 56-13, SH/56-14, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Metallogenic Map Series 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 40805 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1986 Stratigraphy of the Jerrys Plains Subgroup of the Wittingham Coal Measures in the Singleton-Muswellbrook Coal District of the Hunter Valley. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 22(1) p129-143
Usage: Briefly described (p142) Comments:
REFID: 37773 Moffitt, R.S. 1982 The 1980 east Muswellbrook coal drilling programme. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 47 p17-26
Usage: Briefly described (Table 2) Comments:
REFID: 61772 Brownlow, J.W. 1999 Recurrent patterns in the Permo-Triassic development of the NEO and its environs IN Flood, P. G. (ed.) "Regional Geology Tectonics and Metallogenesis: New England Orogen" - papers presented at a conference .... University of New England, Armidale 1999" - NEO '99 Conference University of New England. Earth Sciences 1v p127-136
Usage: Mentioned (p129, p131, p132, p133) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Contains abundant tuffs and juvenile volcanogenic sediments.
REFID: 43017 Briggs, D.J.C. 1993 Time control in the Permian of the Sydney-Bowen Basin and the New England Orogen; In Findlay, Unrug, Banks, & Veevers (eds) Gondwana Eight. Assembly, evolution and dispersal. Proceedings of the Eighth Gondwana Symposium, Hobart, Tasmania, A A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam 1v p371-383
Usage: Mentioned (p379) Comments:
REFID: 50268 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. (ed.) 1991 Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133 Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map Legend) Comments:
REFID: 42078 Moloney, J. 1990 Jerrys Plains mini sosie reflection seismic survey, Hunter Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 80 p1-18
Usage: Mentioned (p4) Comments: See also Table 1
REFID: 41834 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1989 Geological note. Thin-skinned tectonics in the Hunter Coalfield of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 36(4) p589-593
Usage: Mentioned (p590) Comments:
REFID: 42945 Beckett, J. 1988 Geological Map of the Hunter Coalfield. New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Minfo 21 p27-28
Usage: Mentioned (p27) Comments:
REFID: 40321 Brakel, A.T. 1986 Global sea-level change as a method of correlating the Late Permian coal measures in the Sydney, Gunnedah, and Bowen Basins, eastern Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 10(1) p17-22
Usage: Mentioned (p17) Comments:
REFID: 40807 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1986 Redefinition of coalfields in the Sydney and Gunnedah Basins. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 22(1) p159-161
Usage: Mentioned (p161) Comments:
REFID: 40268 Martin, D.M. 1985 A small layered tholeiitic intrusion emplaced at shallow level, at Scone, New South Wales. IN Sutherland F.L., Franklin B.J., Waltho A.E. (eds) - Volcanism in Eastern Australia. Geological Society of Australia. New South Wales Division. Publication 1 p107-140
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1a) Comments: [Originally entered for Antarctica. CEBMar95]
REFID: 40224 Kellett, J.R. , Williams, B.G. , Ward, J.K. 1985 Geology of the Upper Hunter River Valley, New South Wales, 1:100 000 geological map, Plate 1. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 39830 McIlveen, G.R. 1984 Singleton, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological series map. Sheet 9132-IV-N, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 39666 Holmes, G.G. 1983 Bentonite and Fullers Earth in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Mineral Resources 45
Usage: Mentioned (p65) Comments:
REFID: 39232 Bembrick, C.S. 1983 Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Late Permian Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 116(3/4) p105-117
Usage: Mentioned (p110) Comments:
REFID: 40602 Herbert, C. 1983 Sydney Basin stratigraphy. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p7-34
Usage: Mentioned (p7) Comments:
REFID: 39653 Holmes, G.G. , Lishmund, S.R. , Oakes, G.M. 1982 A review of industrial minerals and rocks in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 30
Usage: Mentioned (p69) Comments:

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