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Tomkinson Creek Group STRATNO: 18318
Current: Yes Rank: Group, Suite Status: Formal State(s): NT
Category: Other new published name Usage: Redefined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 09-DEC-14
Replaced by: Previously known as: Tomkinson Creek Subgroup
Description: Light brown, silicified quartz sandstone: marine
Comments:
Geological province: Tomkinson Province
Type state: Reference section type:
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Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Statherian Ma: 1710 % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Orosirian Ma: 1805 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Namerinni Group overlies Tomkinson Creek Group unconformity
Renner Group overlies Tomkinson Creek Group unconformity
Flynn Group underlies Tomkinson Creek Group
Katherine River Group is equivalent to Tomkinson Creek Group
Tolmer Group is equivalent to Tomkinson Creek Group
Hatches Creek Group is equivalent to Tomkinson Creek Group
First Reference:
REFID: 32959 Ryan, G.R., 1976, Mining centres of northern Australia., 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide, 49AC

Definition Reference:
REFID: 24303 Hussey, K.J., Beier, P.R., Crispe, A.J., Donnellan, N., Kruse, P.D., 2001, Helen Springs SE 53-10 ,1:250 000 Geological Map Series. Explanatory Notes., Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 Geological series., 1v, 63p

Use on maps:
REFID: 24304 Hussey, K.J., Beier, P.R., Crispe, A.J., Donnellan, N., Kruse, P.D., 2001, Helen Springs SE 53-10 1:250 000 Geological Series (Second Edition), Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 Geological series., 1v, Map
REFID: 50353 Donnellan, N., 2001, Short Range, Northern Territory, Sheet 5659 1:100 000 Geological Series, First Edition, Northern Territory Geological Survey, 1v, Map
REFID: 61406 Donnellan, N., 2004, Geology of the Tennant region, Northern Territory, 1:500 000 geological special - First edition, Northern Territory Geological Survey, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 24303 Hussey, K.J. , Beier, P.R. , Crispe, A.J. , Donnellan, N. , Kruse, P.D. 2001 Helen Springs SE 53-10 ,1:250 000 Geological Map Series. Explanatory Notes. Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 Geological series. 1v 63p
Usage: Redefined (p3, p55 Appendix) Min age from reference: Statherian Max age from reference: Statherian Comments: Overlies the Flynn Group. Geological Province: Ashburton province. Max. Thickness: 11km. Age: ca 1805-1710 Ma. Unconformably overlain by the Namerinni and Renner Groups. See also p4 Tb.1.
REFID: 23733 Donnellan, N. , Hussey, K.J. , Morrison, R.S. 2001 Short Range 5659; explanatory notes (first edition) Northern Territory Geological Survey 1:100 000 geological map series 1v 45p
Usage: Fully described (p9) Min age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Max age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Comments: Upgraded from Tomkinson Creek Subgroup. Includes Short Range Sandstone, Hayward Creek Formation and Morphett Creek Formation. Age: <1784Ma. See also p32 Fig. 19.
REFID: 64780 Scriven, N.H. , Munson, T.J. 2007 Manganese in the sand and spinifex, Bootu Creek area, Northern Territory. IN Munson, T.J. & Ambrose G.J. (eds) ' Proceedings of the Central Australian Basins Symposium', Alice Springs 16-18 Aug 2005. Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 2 60-70
Usage: Described (p60, p61, p62 Fig.3, p63 Fig.4 ) Min age from reference: Palaeoproterozoic Max age from reference: Palaeoproterozoic Comments: Shallow-marine and continental sedimentary rocks with minor mafic volcanic rocks in the lower part. Age range given as 1805-1710 Ma on p60: possibly a misprint? , 1805-1790? Ma , Includes the Carmilly, Bootu, Attack Creek, Morphett Creek Formations and Short Range Sandstone. , Unconformably underlies the Namerinni and Renner Groups. , A thick succession of shallow-marine and continental sedimentary rocks, with minor mafic volcanic rocks in the lower part.
REFID: 64724 de Vries, S.T. , Pryer, L.L. , Fry, N. 2008 Evolution of Neoarchaean and Proterozoic basins of Australia Precambrian Research 166(1-4) p39-53
Usage: Briefly described (p45 Fig.5, p46) Min age from reference: Statherian Max age from reference: Statherian Comments: Unit of the Northern Tennant Creek Province of the Leichhardt Superbasin deposited during the Leichhardt Extension (1800-1750 Ma)
REFID: 65338 Donnellan, N. 2008 Mount Peake and Lander River, Northern Territory 1:250 000 geological map series explanatory notes SF 53-05, SF53-01 Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v ?
Usage: Briefly described (p6. ) Comments: Tomkinson Creek Province, northern Tennant Region. Lithostratigraphic correlative of Hatches Creek Group, although this unit has very little felsic volcanics and hence carbonates are more important. , Includes Whittington Range Volcanic Member.
REFID: 65232 Lally, J.H. , Bajwah, Z.U. 2006 Uranium deposits of the Northern Territory Northern Territory Geological Survey, Report 20 93
Usage: Briefly described (p78) Comments: With Hatches Creek Group, are correlatives of Katherine River Group and Tolmer Group. Dominated by shallow-marine clastic and carbonate sedimentary rocks. Geol Prov: Tennant Province.
REFID: 65209 Donnellan, N. 2005 A framework for the Paleoproterozoic geology of the Tennant Region. IN Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) 2005. Record of Abstracts Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2005-001 35-40
Usage: Briefly described (p35 Fig.1, p37, p38, p39) Min age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Max age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Comments: Formerly Subgroup status. Redefined Tomkinson Creek Group. A lithostratigraphic correlation between Tomkinson Creek and Hatches Creek Groups is well founded; however, pending geochronological corroboration, the two groups have not yet been combined. Pebbles and boulders in Rising Sun Conglomerate suggest a Tomkinson Creek Group/Hatches Creek Group provenance. Geol. Prov: Tomkinson Creek Province. , Carmilly Formation, Bootu Formation, Attack Creek Formation, Short Range Sandstone, Morphett Creek Formation (Deagan Member), Hayward Creek Formation (5 members)
REFID: 61406 Donnellan, N. 2004 Geology of the Tennant region, Northern Territory, 1:500 000 geological special - First edition Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Max age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Comments: Includes Morphett Creek Formation, Short Range Sandstone (with its Deagan Member), Attack Creek, Bootu and Camilly Fms; and Hayward Creek Fm (with Blanche Creek, Manga Mauda, Meerie, Coodna and Whittington Range Members). In the Tennant Creek region.
REFID: 67175 Donnellan, N. , Johnstone, A. 2004 Mapped and Interpreted Geology of the Tennant Region 1:500 000 scale. Northern Territory Geological Survey map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend.) Min age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Max age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Comments: Tennant Region. , Includes Hayward Creek, Morphett Creek, Attack Creek, Bootu and Carmilly Formations; and Short Range Sandstone.
REFID: 24442 Munson, T.J. 2002 NTGS Exploration Initiative: 1998-2002 Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2002-008 57p
Usage: Briefly described (p14) Min age from reference: Proterozoic Max age from reference: Proterozoic Comments: Comprises Hayward Creek and Morphett Creek Formations, Short Range Sandstone, and Attack Creek, Bootu and Carmilly Formations. Geological Province: Ashburton Province. Unconformably overlain by the Namerinni and Renner Groups.
REFID: 24304 Hussey, K.J. , Beier, P.R. , Crispe, A.J. , Donnellan, N. , Kruse, P.D. 2001 Helen Springs SE 53-10 1:250 000 Geological Series (Second Edition) Northern Territory Geological Survey. 1:250 000 Geological series. 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Max age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Comments: Includes Carmilly, Bootu, Attack Creek and Morphett Creek Formations, and the Short Range Sandstone.
REFID: 24047 Ferenczi, P.A. 2001 Iron ore, manganese and bauxite deposits of the Northern Territory Northern Territory Geological Survey, Report 13 113p
Usage: Briefly described (p7 Fig. 6, p9) Min age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Max age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Comments: Age: 1780Ma. Geological Province: Ashburton Province (Tennant Inlier).
REFID: 50353 Donnellan, N. 2001 Short Range, Northern Territory, Sheet 5659 1:100 000 Geological Series, First Edition Northern Territory Geological Survey 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Max age from reference: Paleoproterozoic Comments:
REFID: 23809 Smith, J. 2001 Summary of Results, Joint NTGS - AGSO Age Determination Program 1999 - 2001 Northern Territory Geological Survey, Geological Survey Record 2001 - 007 53p
Usage: Briefly described (p27) Comments: Correlates with the Tawallah Group (McArthur Basin) and Birrindudu Group (Birrindudu Basin). Geological Province: Ashburton Province.
REFID: 37572 Shergold, J.H. , Druce, E.C. 1980 Upper Proterozoic and Lower Palaeozoic rocks of the Georgina Basin. IN Henderson R.A. & Stephenson P.J.(Eds) - The geology and geophysics of northeastern Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p149-174
Usage: Briefly described (p155) Comments:
REFID: 66860 Hussey, K. , Claoue-Long, J. , Huston, D. 2006 Geology and origin of some Cu-Pb-Zn (Au-Ag) deposits in the Strangways Metamorphic Complex, Arunta Region, Northern Territory Northern Territory Geological Survey, Report 17 102p
Usage: Mentioned (p6 Tb.1) Comments: Tennant Region. Deposition of the upper parts of this unit was coeval with Pargee Sandstone (Tanami Region). , Strangways Metamorphic Complex
REFID: 61861 Hendrickx, M.A. , Slater, K.R. , Crispe, A.J. , Dean, A.A. , Vandenberg, L.C. , Smith, J.B. 2000 Palaeoproterozoic stratigraphy of the Tanami Region: regional correlations and relation to mineralisation - preliminary results Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2000-013 66p
Usage: Mentioned (p23, Fig.2.) Comments: Tennant Inlier. Correlated with Birrindudu Group of Tanami Region.
REFID: 46992 Black, L.P. 1981 Age of the Warramunga Group, Tennant Creek Block Northern Territory. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 6(3) p253-257
Usage: Mentioned (p253) 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 (Fig.5) Comments:
REFID: 46919 Tucker, D.H. , Wyatt, B.W. , Druce, E.C. , Mathur, S.P. , Harrison, P.L. 1979 The upper crustal geology of the Georgina Basin region. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 4(3) p209-226
Usage: Mentioned (p219) Comments:
REFID: 46864 Blake, D.H. 1978 The Proterozoic and Palaeozoic rocks of The Granites-Tanami region, Western Australia and Northern Territory, and interregional correlations. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 3(1) p35-42
Usage: Mentioned (p40) Comments:
REFID: 46842 Black, L.P. 1977 A Rb-Sr geochronological study in the Proterozoic Tennant Creek Block, central Australia BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 2(2) 111-122
Usage: Mentioned (p111) Comments:
REFID: 32959 Ryan, G.R. 1976 Mining centres of northern Australia. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 49AC
Usage: Mentioned (p21) Comments:
REFID: 33307 Stewart, A.J. , Langworthy, A.P. , Warren, R.G. , Offe, L.A. , Glikson, A.Y. , Wells, A.T. , Le Messurier, P. , Gardener, J.E.F. 1976 Precambrian structures and metamorphic rocks of central Australia and Tennant Creek, N.T. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 47C
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.8) Comments:
REFID: 39213 Stewart, A.J. , Langworthy, A.P. , Warren, R.G. , Offe, L.A. , Glikson, A.Y. , Wells, A.T. , le Messurier, P. , Gardner, J.E.F. 1976 Precambrian structures and metamorphic rocks of central Australia and Tennant Creek, N.T. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 47C
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.8) Comments: See p20 for structure.

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