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Wallis Creek Formation STRATNO: 19292
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Other new published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 17-APR-14
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Sandstone, siltstone, claystone and thin coals.
Comments: Max. thickness: >300 m. Combination of Buttai and Rathluba Beds of David (1907) [Geology of NSW 1969, p336] See also Wallis Creek Subgroup.
Geological province: No quality assured province information available
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Minimum age: Late Permian 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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  • Wallis Creek Formation- Formation, beds- Formal

Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Four Mile Creek Formation overlies Wallis Creek Formation
Mulbring Siltstone underlies Wallis Creek Formation

First Reference:
REFID: 43447 Engel, B.A., 1966, Explanatory Notes, 1:250 000 geological series, Newcastle I56-2. 1st Edition, Geological Survey of New South Wales

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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: Described (p 23) Comments: Max. thickness: >300 m.
REFID: 43447 Engel, B.A. 1966 Explanatory Notes, 1:250 000 geological series, Newcastle I56-2. 1st Edition Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Described (Tbl 1,p21,diag.p22) Comments: Part of Tomago Coal Measures.
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 (p61) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Tomago Coal Measures. Sandstone, siltstone, claystone and thin coals. Max. thickness: >300m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p522 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Tomago Coal Measures. Laminated sandstone, claystone, siltstone, tuff; numerous coal seams. Max. thickness: >300m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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: Briefly described (Table SY1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Tomago Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin/Newcastle area.
REFID: 33867 Williams, R.J. 1976 Hunter Valley: Permian coal measures geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 11B
Usage: Briefly described (p7) Comments: [Originally entered for NT. CEBMar95]
REFID: 34448 Rattigan, J. , McKenzie, P.J. 1969 History of sedimentation in the Sydney Basin - Hunter Valley. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p426-434
Usage: Briefly described (p433) Comments: Permian. Tomago C.M.
REFID: 68493 Percival, I.G. , Meakin, N.S. , Sherwin, L. , Vanderlaan, T.A. , Flitcroft, P.A. 2012 Permian fossils and palaeoenvironments of the northern Sydney Basin, New South Wales Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 138 1-23
Usage: Mentioned (p5 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Lopingian Max age from reference: Lopingian Comments: , Basal unit of the Tomago Coal Measures. , Overlies Mulbring Siltstone; is overlain by Four Mile Creek Formation. , Laminated sandstone, claystone, siltstone, coal, tuff.
REFID: 42182 McElroy, C.T. , Rose, G. 1990 Historical review of coal geology in New South Wales. IN Glasson K.R., Rattigan J.H. (eds.)- Geological aspects of the discovery of some important mineral deposits in Australia. AusIMM. Monograph Series 17 p245-316
Usage: Mentioned (p298) Comments:
REFID: 40166 Slansky, J.M. 1985 Geochemistry of high-temperature coal ashes and the sedimentary environment of the New South Wales coals, Australia. International Journal of Coal Geology 5(4) p339-376
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 40256 McMinn, A. 1985 Palynostratigraphy of the Middle Permian coal sequences of the Sydney Basin. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 32(3) p301-309
Usage: Mentioned (p303) Comments:
REFID: 39609 Bowman, H.N. , Whitehouse, J. 1984 The Nobbys-Dudley-Yard Seam, Kilaben Bay, Newcastle area. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 56 p1-12
Usage: Mentioned (p2) Comments:
REFID: 39292 Diessel, C.F.K. 1980 Newcastle and Tomago Coal Measures. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p100-114
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 6.3) 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 (p474) Comments: See also Fig.23.4
REFID: 35065 Nicholson, D.A. 1976 Kaolinitic clay - New South Wales in Knight C.L. (ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p42-47
Usage: Mentioned (p43) Comments:
REFID: 37084 Crapp, C.E. 1975 East Maitland-Tomago district. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p175-180
Usage: Mentioned (p177) 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 (p26) Comments: Relationship of rock units
REFID: 34465 Robinson, J.B. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Permian of the Hunter Valley. Tomago Coal Measures. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p334-338
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.5.11) Comments: See P337
REFID: 43448 Hamilton, J.D. 1966 Petrography of some Permian sediments from the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 98(4) p221-237
Usage: Not recorded (p224,225) Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Unit of Tomago Coal Measures

Bibliographic references returned: 19
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