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Tallong Conglomerate STRATNO: 17708
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: 16-NOV-12
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Cobble conglomerate and minor pebble conglomerate; clasts of quartzite, sandstone and black chert.
Comments: Formerly mapped with the Talaterang Group. In the Kanimblan Highlands 'province'. Fluvioglacial drainage deposits infilling channels, which along with Yadboro Conglom. are lateral equivs. of Pebbley Beach and Snapper Pt. Formations. Now [2012] includes the Yagers Conglomerate and Burrawang Conglomerate in the Moss Vale 1:100k area [S. Trigg, GSNSW 16-FEB-2012].
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 207m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Early 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: Early Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Snapper Point Formation overlies Tallong Conglomerate
First Reference:
REFID: 31298 Herbert, C., 1972, Palaeodrainage patterns in the southern Sydney Basin., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 14(1), p5-18

Use on maps:
REFID: 34481 Scheibner, E., 1973, Taralga, New South Wales, 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 8829., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 50234 Thomas, O.D., Johnston, A.J., Scott, M.M., Pogson, D.J., Sherwin, L., MacRae, G.P., 2002, Goulburn, New South Wales, 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 8828, First Edition - provisional edition, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Orange and Sydney, 1v, Map
REFID: 63633 Scheibner, E., 1973, Taralga 1:100,000 Geological Series Sheet 8829 (Edition 1), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 64238 Johnston, A.J., Scott, M.M., Thomas, O.D., Pogson, D.J., Warren, A.Y.E., Sherwin, L., Colquhoun, G.P., Watkins, J.J., Cameron, R.G., MacRae, G.P., Glen, R.A., 2008, GOULBURN 1:250 000 geological Sheet SI/55-12, Provisional Second Edition, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 29752 Bembrick, C.S. , Holmes, G.G. 1976 An interpretation of the subsurface geology of the Nowra-Jervis Bay area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 18(1) p5-68
Usage: Fully described (p16) Comments:
REFID: 31298 Herbert, C. 1972 Palaeodrainage patterns in the southern Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 14(1) p5-18
Usage: Fully described (p7) Comments:
REFID: 22591 Tye, S.C. , Fielding, C.R. , Jones, B.G. 1996 Statigraphy and sedimentology of the Permian Talaterang and Shoalhaven Group in the southermost Sydeny Basin, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(1) p57-69
Usage: Described (p 63, Fig 4) Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Max. thickness 206m.
REFID: 37924 Herbert, C. 1981 Late Palaeozoic glacigenic sediments of the southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. IN Hambrey M.J., Harland W.B.(Eds) - Earth's pre- Pleistocene glacial record. (Cambridge Earth Sciences Series). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom 1v p488-491
Usage: Described (p488) Comments:
REFID: 39290 Herbert, C. 1980 Southwestern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p82-99
Usage: Described (p83) Comments: Origin p86.
REFID: 31081 Gostin, V.A. , Herbert, C. 1973 Stratigraphy of the Upper Carboniferous and Lower Permian sequence, southern Sydney Basin. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 20(1) p49-70
Usage: Described (p54) Comments:
REFID: 64238 Johnston, A.J. , Scott, M.M. , Thomas, O.D. , Pogson, D.J. , Warren, A.Y.E. , Sherwin, L. , Colquhoun, G.P. , Watkins, J.J. , Cameron, R.G. , MacRae, G.P. , Glen, R.A. 2008 GOULBURN 1:250 000 geological Sheet SI/55-12, Provisional Second Edition Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of the Shoalhaven Group. Cobble conglomerate and minor pebble conglomerate; clasts of quartzite, sandstone and black chert.
REFID: 63773 Thomas, S.G. , Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. 2007 Lithostratigraphy of the late Early Permian (Kungurian) Wandrawandian Siltstone, New South Wales: record of glaciation? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54(8) 1057-1071
Usage: Briefly described (p1058 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 63461 Shi, G.R. , Du, Y.S. , Gong, Y.M. 2007 Soft-sediment deformation structures interpreted as seismite from the Middle permian of the southern Sydney Basin, southeastern Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54(6) p861-874
Usage: Briefly described (p862 Fig. 1c) Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 60285 Bann, K.L. , Fielding, C.R. , MacEachern, J.A. , Tye, S.C. 2004 Differentiation of estuarine and offshore marine deposits using ichnology and sedimentology; Permian Pebbley Beach Formation, Sydney Basin, Australia IN McIlroy, D.(ed.) "The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Geological Society of London. Special Publication. 228 p179-211
Usage: Briefly described (p182 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Sakmarian Max age from reference: Sakmarian Comments: Of the Shoalhaven Group. Basin margin alluvial apron. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p57) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. A thin unit above this conglomerate has been interpreted as a separate unit (Tye et al 1995) and named Yarrunga Coal Measures. Geol.Prov: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 24552 Reid, C.M. 2003 Permian Bryozoa of Tasmania and New South Wales: systematics and their use in Tasmanian biostratigraphy Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, Memoir 28 133p
Usage: Briefly described (p9) Min age from reference: Sakmarian Max age from reference: Sakmarian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Southern 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 (p40.) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: , Unit in Shoalhaven Group.
REFID: 24317 Pogson, D. 2002 Goulburn 1:250 000 mapping project update New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Minfo 76 p14-16
Usage: Briefly described (p15 Fig.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 50234 Thomas, O.D. , Johnston, A.J. , Scott, M.M. , Pogson, D.J. , Sherwin, L. , MacRae, G.P. 2002 Goulburn, New South Wales, 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 8828, First Edition - provisional edition Geological Survey of New South Wales, Orange and Sydney 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of the Shoalhaven 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 (p532 Tb.A1.9, p504 Tb.A1.8) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Interpreted as part of Shoalhaven Group by Tye, Fielding and Jones (1996). Formerly placed in Talaterang Group. Cobble conglomerate, minor pebble conglomerate, pebbly sst; rare sltst. Max. thickness: 207m. Geol. Prov: Kanimblan Highlands.
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) Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Shoalhaven Group
REFID: 42848 Cooper, G.T. 1992 Early Carboniferous back-arc deformation in the Lachlan Fold Belt, Shoalhaven River-Ettrema Creek area, NSW. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 39(4) p529-537
Usage: Briefly described (p532) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Basal unit of the Conjola Subgroup (Shoalhaven Group). Overlain by Snapper Point Formation. Max. thickness: 170m. See also p530 Fig. 1 and p531 Fig. 3.
REFID: 39299 Herbert, C. 1980 Evidence for glaciation in the Sydney Basin and Tamworth synclinorial zone. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p274-293
Usage: Briefly described (p283) Comments:
REFID: 24079 Bembrick, C.S. , Lonergan, A.D. 1976 Sydney 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 p426-438
Usage: Briefly described (p430) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 63633 Scheibner, E. 1973 Taralga 1:100,000 Geological Series Sheet 8829 (Edition 1) Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Conglomerate, sandstone.
REFID: 63832 Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. , Birgenheier, L.P. , Rygel, M.C. , Jones, A.T. , Roberts, J. 2008 Stratigraphic imprint of the Late Palaeozoic Ice Age in eastern Australia: a record of alternating glacial and nonglacial climate regime Geological Society of London. Journal 165 p129-140
Usage: Mentioned (p131 fig 2) Min age from reference: Cisuralian Max age from reference: Cisuralian Comments: Of Sydney Basin. Sixth (P2) glaciation. , Unit in Shoalhaven Group.
REFID: 62043 Fielding, C.R. , Bann, K.L. , MacEachern, J.A. , Tye, S.C. , Jones, B.G. 2006 Cyclicity in the nearshore marine to coastal, Lower Permian, Pebbley Beach Formation, southern Sydney Basin, Australia: a record of relative sea-level fluctuations at the close of the Late Palaeozoic Gondwanan ice age Sedimentology 53(2) p435-463
Usage: Mentioned (p438 Fig.2. ) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Southern Sydney Basin.
REFID: 60386 Jablonski, D. , Saitta, A.J. 2004 Permian to Lower Cretaceous plate tectonics and its impact on the Tectono-stratigraphic development of the Western Australian margin APPEA Journal 44(1) p287-328
Usage: Mentioned (p296) Min age from reference: Artinskian Max age from reference: Artinskian Comments: Bowen/Sydney Basin. Deltaic - nearshore - shelf.
REFID: 61612 Fielding, C.R. , Sliwa, R. , Holcombe, R.J. , Jones, A.T. 2001 A New palaeogeographic synthesis for the Bowen, Gunnedah and Sydney Basins of Eastern Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the future" Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p269-278
Usage: Mentioned (p270, p270 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 23256 Sircombe, K.N. 1999 Tracing provenance through the isotope ages of littoral and sedimentary detrital zircon, eastern Australia Sedimentary Geology 124 p47-67
Usage: Mentioned (p50) Comments: of Sydney Basin
REFID: 22864 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 6(19). Early Permian-Middle Triassic. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p251-271
Usage: Mentioned (p262) 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: Mentioned (p176) Comments: Localised terrestrial sediments at base of basin. Geological Province: Sydney Basin
REFID: 42974 Le Roux, J.P. , Jones, B.G. 1994 Lithostratigraphy and depositional environment of the Permian Nowra Sandstone in the southwestern Sydney Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(3) p191-203
Usage: Mentioned (p198) Comments: of Talaterang Group
REFID: 41689 Middleton, M.F. , Hunt, J.W. 1989 Influence of tectonics on Permian coal-rank patterns in Australia. Coal Journal 13(1-4) p391-411
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 40328 Pickett, J. 1982 The Silurian System in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 29
Usage: Mentioned (p206) Comments:
REFID: 39287 Herbert, C. 1980 Depositional development of the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C., Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p11-52
Usage: Mentioned (p20) Comments: See also Fig.2.5
REFID: 39289 Runnegar, B. 1980 Marine Shoalhaven Group, southern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p74-81
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 4.1) Comments:
REFID: 39308 Herbert, C. , Helby, R. 1980 Part C - Excursion Guide. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p449-539
Usage: Mentioned (p518) Comments:
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 40698 James, J.M. , Francis, G. , Jennings, J.N. 1978 Bungonia Caves and Gorge: a new view of their geology and geomorphology. Helictite 16(2) p53-62
Usage: Mentioned (p53) Comments:
REFID: 32769 Ramli, N. , Crook, K.A.W. 1978 Early Permian depositional environments, southern Sydney Basin. APEA Journal 18(1) p70-76
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments:
REFID: 31128 Gray, N.M. 1976 Engineering geology of the southern part of the Sydney Basin. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 6B
Usage: Mentioned (p13) 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 (p224) Comments: Earliest Sakmarian.
REFID: 32999 Scheibner, E. 1973 Explanatory notes on the geology of the Taralga 1:100 000, sheet 8929. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 79p+plates
Usage: Mentioned (p44) Comments:
REFID: 34481 Scheibner, E. 1973 Taralga, New South Wales, 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 8829. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments:
REFID: 29750 Bembrick, C.S. , Holmes, G.G. 1971 Preliminary report on D M Callala D D H 1. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 4 p1-3
Usage: Mentioned (p1) Comments:

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