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Wards River Conglomerate STRATNO: 19456
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Boulder to pebble, clast supported, imbricated and crossbedded polymictic conglomerate, clasts of acid and silicic volcanics and lithic sandstone, interbedded with very coarse to medium grained lithic sandstone and med-fine grained lithic sandstone
Comments: Within the Gloucester Coal Measures.
Geological province: No quality assured province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 20m Minimum thickness:

Unit Age Event: deposition
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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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  • Wards River Conglomerate- Formation, beds- Formal

Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Jilleon Formation overlies Wards River Conglomerate conformity

First Reference:
REFID: 34556 Voisey, A.H., Packham, G.H., 1969, The New England region - Permian system. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 16(1), p265-270

Use on maps:
REFID: 50147 Roberts, J., Engel, B., Lennox, M., Chapman, J., 1991, Dungog, New South Wales 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 9233, Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1:100,000 geological sheet series, 1v, Map


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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: Described (p534 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Craven Subgroup (Gloucester Coal Measures). Conglomerate, sandstone; minor siltstone interbeds, shale and rare carbonaceous shale and coal. Max. thickness: ~20m. 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: Described (p183, p167) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Originally of Louhgan (1955). Conformably underlies the Jilleon Formation. Max. thickness: 67m. Type section in text. Geological Province: Myall Block.
REFID: 23623 Ward, C.R. , Bocking, M. , Ruan, C. 2001 Mineralogical analysis of coals as an aid to seam correlation in the Gloucester Basin, New South Wales, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 47(1) p31-49
Usage: Briefly described (p33 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Parent: Craven Subgroup. Geological Province: New England Fold Belt
REFID: 50147 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Lennox, M. , Chapman, J. 1991 Dungog, New South Wales 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 9233 Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1:100,000 geological sheet series 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Craven Subgroup (Gloucester Coal Measures). Geological Province: Western Myall Block.
REFID: 37099 George, A.M. 1975 Gloucester Basin, NSW. IN Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p255-258
Usage: Briefly described (p257) Comments:
REFID: 34556 Voisey, A.H. , Packham, G.H. 1969 The New England region - Permian system. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p265-270
Usage: Briefly described (p267) Comments: Permian
REFID: 40883 Roberts, J. , Engel, B.A. 1987 Depositional and tectonic history of the southern New England Orogen. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 34(1) p1-20
Usage: Mentioned (p9) Comments:
REFID: 41054 McMinn, A. 1987 Palynostratigraphy of the Stroud Gloucester Trough, N.S.W. Alcheringa 11(2) p151-164
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 40872 Helby, R. , Lennox, M. , Roberts, J. 1986 The age of the Permian sequence in the Stroud-Gloucester Trough. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 119(1/2) p33-42
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:

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