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Styx Coal Measures STRATNO: 17477
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): QLD
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Quartzose sandstone, mudstone, conglomerate and coal
Comments:
Geological province: Styx Basin
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 387m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Early Cretaceous 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: Early Cretaceous Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Back Creek Group underlies Styx Coal Measures unconformity
First Reference:
REFID: 43906 de Jersey, N.J., 1960, Geology of Queensland, Cretaceous. The Plutoville Beds. The Styx Coal Measures., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 7, p329-330

Definition Reference:
REFID: 43906 de Jersey, N.J., 1960, Geology of Queensland, Cretaceous. The Plutoville Beds. The Styx Coal Measures., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 7, p329-330

Use on maps:
REFID: 30914 Geological Survey of Queensland, 1975, Queensland geology, map 2. Mines Department state series, 1:2 500 000 scale. 1st edition., Geological Survey of Queensland, 1v
REFID: 31983 Malone, E.J., Olgers, F., Kirkegaard, A.G., 1970, Saint Lawrence, Queensland, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SF/55-12, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 41246 Balfe, P.E., Draper, J.J., Scott, S.G., Belcher, R.L., 1988, Bowen Basin solid geology, Queensland, 1:500 000 geology map., Department of Mines, Queensland, 1v
REFID: 43994 Malone, E.J., Olgers, F., Mollan, R.G., Jensen, A.R., 1965, Geological map Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia 1:500 000. Preliminary Edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map Legend
REFID: 44002 Malone, E.J., Jensen, A.R., Mollan, R.G., Olgers, F., Gregory, C.M., Kirkegaard, A.G., Forbes, V.R., 1963, St.Lawrence, Queensland. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SF55-12. Preliminary Edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map Legend
REFID: 44337 Malone, E.J., Olgers, F., Mollan, R.G., Jensen, A.R., 1967, Geological Map Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia. 1:500 000. First Edition, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, First Edition, Map Legend
REFID: 44409 Jensen, A.R., 1966, Mackay, Queensland. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SF55-8. First Edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, First Edition, Map Legend
REFID: 60479 Withnall, I.W., Nieuwenburg, A., 2004, St Lawrence, Queensland, Australia 1:100 000 geological series sheet 8853. Preliminary First Edition., Queensland. Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, First Edition, Map
REFID: 60481 Withnall, I.W., Nieuwenburg, A., 2004, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia 1:100 000 geological series sheet 8852. Preliminary First Edition., Queensland. Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, First Edition, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 43906 de Jersey, N.J. 1960 Geology of Queensland, Cretaceous. The Plutoville Beds. The Styx Coal Measures. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 7 p329-330
Usage: Defined (p330,332) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Early Cretaceous, probably Albian
REFID: 65388 Withnall, I.W. , Hutton, L.J. , Bultitude, R.J. , von Gnielinski, F.E. , Rienks, I.P. 2009 Geology of the Auburn Arch, southern Connors Arch and adjacent parts of the Bowen Basin and Yarrol Province, central Queensland Queensland Geology 12 CD-ROM
Usage: Described (p216-218; p217 Fig.75; p218 Fig.76) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Of Styx Basin. Malone & others (1969) gave a summary of the geology on which this description is based. Unconformably overlie Back Creek Group. Age from plant fossils and spores approximately Albian. Dominantly freshwater sediments (250-425m) consisting mostly of fine-grained, grey to green lithic sandstone, mudstone, conglomerate and thin coal seams.
REFID: 41922 Murray, C.G. , Cranfield, L.C. 1989 Geology of the Rockhampton region. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division. Field Conference 1989 p1-19
Usage: Described (Table 1, P8) Comments:
REFID: 37121 Svenson, D. , Taylor, D.A. 1975 Styx Basin, Q. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p324-327
Usage: Described (p324) Comments:
REFID: 45071 Dickins, J.M. , Malone, E.J. 1973 Geology of the Bowen Basin, Queensland. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 130
Usage: Described (p82) Comments:
REFID: 31979 Malone, E.J. 1970 Saint Lawrence, Queensland, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SF/55-12. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 29pp
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments: See also Table 2, P10. L.Cret.
REFID: 43998 Malone, E.J. 1966 Geology, Fitzroy Region, Queensland. Resources Series. Department of National Development. Geographic Section. Resources Series 24pp + 1:100,000 geological map
Usage: Described (p4,16,map) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 44635 Jensen, A.R. 1965 Mackay, Queensland. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SF55-8. Explanatory Notes. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Described (p11,map) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 64665 Queensland Government Mining Journal 2008 Queensland coal inventory [special feature] Queensland Government Mining Journal Spring 2008 p50-?
Usage: Briefly described (p62.) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Styx Basin. c.1000 m thick. Small-scale mining for thermal coal took place in the mid 20th century; not currently exploited. High volatile bituminous; ash content 8.3 to 15.5%; poor coking properties. , Unconformably overlies Back Creek Group.
REFID: 65096 Day, R.W. , Prefontaine, R.F. , Bubendorfer, P.A.J. , Oberhardt, M.H. , Pinder, B.J. , Holden, D.J. , Gunness, R.A. 2006 Discovery and development of the Kogan North and Tipton coal seam gas (CSG) fields, Surat Basin, southeast Queensland APPEA Journal 46(1) p367-383
Usage: Briefly described (p378) Comments: De Jersey (1960). Styx Basin, central Queensland. Coal seams distinguished on palynology.
REFID: 60481 Withnall, I.W. , Nieuwenburg, A. 2004 Marlborough, Queensland, Australia 1:100 000 geological series sheet 8852. Preliminary First Edition. Queensland. Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy First Edition Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Quartzose sandstone, mudstone, conglomerate and coal.
REFID: 61035 Garrad, P.D. , Withnall, I.W. 2004 Mineral occurences - St Lawrence and Port Clinton 1:250 000 Sheet areas, Central Queensland Queensland Geological Record 2004/7 90pp.
Usage: Briefly described (p19, p70) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Uncomformably underlain by Back Creek Group. Isolated block of sedimentary rocks. Geological Province: Styx Basin. Consists of quartzose sandstone, green lithic sandstone, mudstone, conglomerate and coal.
REFID: 60479 Withnall, I.W. , Nieuwenburg, A. 2004 St Lawrence, Queensland, Australia 1:100 000 geological series sheet 8853. Preliminary First Edition. Queensland. Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy First Edition Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Quartzose sandstone, mudstone, conglomerate and coal.
REFID: 23042 Hutton, L.J. , Withnall, I.W. , Bultitude, R.J. , von Gnielinski, F.E. , Lam, J.S. 1999 South Connors-Auburn-Gogango Project: Progress report on investigations during 1998. Queensland Geological Record 1999/7 p1-131
Usage: Briefly described (p62, Fig 2) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Underlying unit Back Creek Group (un).
REFID: 42648 Wootton, P. , Doyle, J.F. , Balfe, P.E. , Barton, C.M. , Black, T.M. , Bolger, P.F. , Bowman, R.G. , Sutcliffe, G. 1993 Chapter 2. Geological setting of deposits. IN A.J.Hargraves & C.H.Martin (eds) - Australasian Coal Mining Practice. 2nd edn. AusIMM. Monograph Series 12 p31-55
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.7 P43) Comments:
REFID: 42187 Mengel, D.C. , Balfe, P.E. , Coffey, D. 1990 A history of coal exploration and mining in Queensland. IN Glasson K.R., Rattigan J.H. (eds.)- Geological aspects of the discovery of some important mineral deposits in Australia. AusIMM. Monograph Series 17 p317-345
Usage: Briefly described (p321) Comments:
REFID: 39445 Day, R.W. , Whitaker, W.G. , Murray, C.G. , Wilson, I.H. , Grimes, K.G. 1983 Queensland Geology. A companion volume to the 1:2 500 000 scale geological map (1975). Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication 383
Usage: Briefly described (Table 11) Comments:
REFID: 39211 Morgan, R. 1980 Eustasy in the Australian Early and Middle Cretaceous. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 27
Usage: Briefly described (p44) Comments: Age
REFID: 38081 Murray, C.G. 1980 General geology of the Rockhampton area. IN Hofmann G.W.(Ed) - 1980 field conference, Mount Morgan-Rundle Range-Yeppoon area. 14-16 June 80. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p4-24
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 39212 Jensen, A.R. , Exon, N.F. , Anderson, J.C. , Koppe, W.H. 1976 A guide to the geology of the Bowen and Surat Basins in Queensland. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 3C p1-41
Usage: Briefly described (p17) Comments:
REFID: 23840 Benstead, W.L. 1976 Styx Basin IN Economic Geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea. 3. Petroleum. Leslie, R.B., Evans, H.J., & Knight, C.L. (Editors) AusIMM. Monograph Series 7 p446-447
Usage: Briefly described (p447) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Geological Province: Styx Basin. Maximum thickness: 387m.
REFID: 44337 Malone, E.J. , Olgers, F. , Mollan, R.G. , Jensen, A.R. 1967 Geological Map Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia. 1:500 000. First Edition Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia First Edition Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Lithology.
REFID: 68553 Geological Survey of Queensland 2012 Queensland geology 1:2 000 000 scale map and Queensland geology framework Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland map (in 2 sheets)
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend; schematic diagram.) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Styx Basin.
REFID: 42256 Scott, S. 1990 Coalbed methane potential in Queensland. IN Bowen Basin Symposium 1990. Proceedings. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division. Field Conference 1990 p243-244
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2 P243) Comments:
REFID: 41246 Balfe, P.E. , Draper, J.J. , Scott, S.G. , Belcher, R.L. 1988 Bowen Basin solid geology, Queensland, 1:500 000 geology map. Department of Mines, Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 41057 Cantrill, D.J. , Webb, J.A. 1987 A reappraisal of Phyllopteroides Medwell (Osmundaceae) and its stratigraphic significance in the Lower Cretaceous of eastern Australia. Alcheringa 11(1) p59-85
Usage: Mentioned (p61) Comments:
REFID: 36581 McKellar, J.L. 1980 Palynostratigraphy of the Burrum Coal Measures in Fairymead NS1, Maryborough Basin. Queensland Government Mining Journal 81(947) p462-468
Usage: Mentioned (p464) Comments:
REFID: 37565 Henderson, R.A. 1980 Structural outline and summary geological history for northeastern Australia. IN Henderson R.A. & Stephenson P.J.(Eds) - The geology and geophysics of northeastern Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p1-26
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments:
REFID: 36101 Benbow, D.D. 1980 The petroleum prospects of the Great Barrier Reef region. APEA Journal 20(1) p159-175
Usage: Mentioned (p169) Comments:
REFID: 45114 Cook, P.J. , Mayo, W. 1977 Sedimentology and Holocene history of a tropical estuary (Broad Sound, Queensland). Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 170
Usage: Mentioned (p8) Comments: Lower Cretaceous age.
REFID: 38067 Hill, D. 1975 Australia-Queensland. IN Fairbridge R.W.(Ed) - The encyclopedia of world regional geology, part 1: Western Hemisphere (including Antarctica and Australia). Encyclopedia of earth sciences. Vol.8. Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross Inc. 1v p56-61
Usage: Mentioned (p60) Comments:
REFID: 30914 Geological Survey of Queensland 1975 Queensland geology, map 2. Mines Department state series, 1:2 500 000 scale. 1st edition. Geological Survey of Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 33165 Skwarko, S.K. 1973 A correlation chart for the Cretaceous system in Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 126 p55-64
Usage: Mentioned (Chart) Comments: Correlation chart only
REFID: 33128 Shibaoka, M. 1972 A geochemical study of the inorganic constituents of the Bowen Basin and other Queensland coals. IN Davies A.(ed) - Proceedings of the second Bowen Basin symposium. Brisbane 7-9 Oct.1970. Geological Survey of Queensland, Report 62 p49-60
Usage: Mentioned (p60) Comments: Cretaceous
REFID: 33939 Wopfner, H. , Freytag, I.B. , Heath, G.R. 1970 Basal Jurassic-Cretaceous rocks of western Great Artesian Basin, South Australia: stratigraphy and environment. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 54(3) p383-416
Usage: Mentioned (p393) Comments: L.Cretaceous
REFID: 31656 Kirkegaard, A.G. 1970 Duaringa, Queensland, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SF/55-16. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 20pp
Usage: Mentioned (Table 2) Comments:
REFID: 31659 Kirkegaard, A.G. , Shaw, R.D. , Murray, C.G. 1970 Geology of the Rockhampton and Port Clinton 1:250 000 sheet areas. Geological Survey of Queensland, Report 38 155p + Plates 1-6
Usage: Mentioned (p76) Comments:
REFID: 31983 Malone, E.J. , Olgers, F. , Kirkegaard, A.G. 1970 Saint Lawrence, Queensland, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SF/55-12, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 48915 Darby, F. 1969 North Bowen Basin gravity survey, Queensland 1963. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 138
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments: Cretaceous
REFID: 34408 Paine, A.G.L. 1969 Palaeovolcanology of central eastern Queensland. IN Taylor G.A.M. (ed) - Palaeovolcanology Symposium. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 2 p183-192
Usage: Mentioned (p190) Comments:
REFID: 48898 Malone, E.J. , Olgers, F. , Kirkegaard, A.G. 1969 The geology of the Duaringa and St. Lawrence 1:250 000 Sheet areas, Queensland. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 121 133pp
Usage: Mentioned (p2) Comments: L.Cret. See also PP9,31,61 etc
REFID: 44082 Hill, D. , Playford, G. , Woods, J.T. 1968 Cretaceous fossils of Queensland. Queensland Palaeontographical Society, Brisbane K1-k35
Usage: Mentioned (p30,Tb.34) Max age from reference: Albian Comments: Mentioned with respect to Qld Cretaceous fossils which are either of stratigraphic significance or are illustrative of the occurrence of a particular group.
REFID: 44876 Dettmann, M.E. , Playford, G. 1968 Taxonomy of some Cretaceous spores and pollen grains from eastern Australia. Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings 81(2) p69-93
Usage: Not recorded (p75) Max age from reference: Albian Comments:
REFID: 44091 Hill, D. , Maxwell, W.G.H. 1967 Elements of the Stratigraphy of Queensland. University of Queensland Press p1-78
Usage: Not recorded (p61) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: U.L.Cretaceous.
REFID: 48881 Jensen, A.R. , Gregory, C.M. , Forbes, V.R. 1966 Geology of the Mackay 1:250 000 Sheet area, Queensland. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 104 58pp
Usage: Not recorded (Tb.1,p8) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 44409 Jensen, A.R. 1966 Mackay, Queensland. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SF55-8. First Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia First Edition Map Legend
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 43994 Malone, E.J. , Olgers, F. , Mollan, R.G. , Jensen, A.R. 1965 Geological map Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia 1:500 000. Preliminary Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia Map Legend
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Comments:
REFID: 44002 Malone, E.J. , Jensen, A.R. , Mollan, R.G. , Olgers, F. , Gregory, C.M. , Kirkegaard, A.G. , Forbes, V.R. 1963 St.Lawrence, Queensland. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SF55-12. Preliminary Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia Map Legend
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 44728 Laing, A.C.M. , Hill, D. 1960 Permian. The Yarrol Basin (Southern part) IN The Geology of Queensland. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 7 p221-222
Usage: Not recorded (p222) Comments: Overlies Apis Creek Formation.

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