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Wilton Formation STRATNO: 20184
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Other new published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 12-MAR-09
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Fining upward sequence from conglomerates and sandstones to siltstone, and finally coals.
Comments:
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 250mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age
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Minimum age: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Base of unit -
Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Appin Formation overlies Wilton Formation
Woonona Coal underlies Wilton Formation
Erins Vale Formation underlies Wilton Formation disconformity
First Reference:
REFID: 34060 Bunny, M.R., 1969, The stratigraphy of the Sydney Sub-group in the Southern Coalfield. IN Abstracts for the second symposium on Advances in the study of the Sydney Basin, 1969., University of Newcastle. Department of Geology, 1v, p24-25

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Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 42896 Sherwin, L. , Holmes, G.G. 1986 Geology of the Wollongong and Port Hacking 1:100 000 sheets 9029, 9129. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 179pp
Usage: Fully described (p19) Comments: Of Sydney Subgroup.
REFID: 24471 Grevenitz, P. , Carr, P. , Hutton, A. 2003 Origin, alteration and geochemical correlation of Late Permian airfall tuffs in coal measures, Sydney Basin, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 55(1) p27-46
Usage: Described (p29 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Overlies Woonona Coal. Overlain by Appin Formation. Thickness: ~250 m. Of Illawarra Coal Measures. Possibly Stratigraphically equivalent to part of Four Mile Creek Subgroup. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 61610 Bai, G-P. , Hamilton, P.J. , Eadington, P.J. , Keene, J.B. 2001 Fluid flow histories and diagenesis in Permo-Triassic sediments of the Sydney Basin, SE Australia - isotope and fluid inclusion constraints 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 p251-261
Usage: Described (p252, p252 Fig. 2, p254-255, p257-259) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Sydney Subgroup. Overlies Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Fining upward sequence from conglomerates and sandstones to siltstone, and finally coals.
REFID: 36220 Bowman, H.N. 1974 Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama, and Robertson 1:50 000 sheets. 9029-II, 9028-I & IV. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Described (p51) Comments: See also Table 1.
REFID: 30006 Bunny, M.R. 1972 Geology and coal resources of the Southern Catchment Coal Reserve, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 22
Usage: Described (p12) Comments:
REFID: 29901 Bowman, H.W. 1972 Natural slope stability in the City of Greater Wollongong. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 14(2) p159-222
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 34605 Wilson, R.G. 1969 Permian of the southern and western parts of the Sydney Basin - Illawarra Coal Measures, Southern Coalfield. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p370-379
Usage: Described (p374) Comments: Fig.5.29
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 (p63) Comments: Disconformably overlies the eroded Erins Vale Formation. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 24342 Memarian, H. , Fergusson, C.L. 2003 Multiple fracture sets in the southeastern Permian-Triassic Sydney Basin, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(1) p49-61
Usage: Briefly described (p51 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Sydney Subgroup. 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 SY2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Sydney Subgroup (Illawarra Coal Measures). Geological Province: Sydney Basin
REFID: 42787 Arditto, P.A. 1991 A sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Late Permian succession in the Southern Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 38(2) p125-137
Usage: Briefly described (p131) Comments:
REFID: 42925 Jones, D.C. , Clark, N.R. 1991 Geology of the Penrith 1:100 000 sheet 9030. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy 1v 202pp
Usage: Briefly described (Table 18) Max age from reference: Late Permian 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: Briefly described (p514) Comments:
REFID: 39309 Bowman, H.N. 1980 Southern coalfield, Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawara Coal Measures. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p116-132
Usage: Briefly described (p124) 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: Briefly described (p63) Comments: Lithology, relationships, correlation & age
REFID: 29900 Bowman, H.N. 1970 Palaeoenvironment and revised nomenclature of the Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawarra Coal Measures in the Wollongong-Kiama area, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 12(2) p163-182
Usage: Briefly described (p169) Comments:
REFID: 66577 Bray, A. , Hatherly, P. , Fergusson, C.L. 2010 Seismic reflection evidence for the evolution of the Camden Syncline and Lapstone Structural Complex, central Sydney Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 57 993-1004
Usage: Mentioned (p997 Fig.2.) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: , Unit in Illawarra Coal Measures. , Overlies Woonona Coal. Is overlain by Tongarra Coal.
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) Comments: Of Sydney Basin. , Unit in Illawarra Coal Measures.
REFID: 64631 Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. , Birgenheier, L.P. , Rygel, M.C. , Jones, A.T. , Roberts, J. 2008 Stratigraphic record and facies associations of the late Paleozoic ice age in eastern Australia (New South Wales and Queensland). IN 'Resolving the late Paleozoic ice age in time and space' C.R. Fielding, T.D.Frank, J.L. Isbell Geological Socety of America Special Paper 441 41-58
Usage: Mentioned (p44 Fig.2.) Min age from reference: Capitanian Max age from reference: Wordian Comments: SE Sydney Basin. Biostratigraphic age control at base and top. , Unit in Illawarra Coal Measures.
REFID: 61609 Arditto, P.A. 2001 Distribution and hydrocarbon potential of the Permian Nowra Sandstone, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the..." Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p239-249
Usage: Mentioned (p240 Tb. 1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Sydney Subgroup. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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: Mentioned (p 24) Comments:
REFID: 22578 Herbert, C. 1995 Sequence stratigraphy of the Late Permian Coal Measures in the Sydney Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 42(4) P391-405
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3 p393) Comments: See also Fig.8 p399
REFID: 40744 Loughnan, F.C. , Roberts, F.I. 1986 Dickite- and kaolinite-bearing sandstones and conglomerates in Illawarra Coal Measures of the Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 33(3) p325-332
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) 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 (p306) Comments:
REFID: 39661 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1983 Report of Subcommittee for Southern Coalfield, June 1981. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 21(2) p443-447
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) 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 (p33) Comments: See also Fig.2.15
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.19) 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 (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 31887 Loughnan, F.C. , McElroy, C.T. 1976 South Coast Permian and Triassic geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 18B
Usage: Mentioned (p5) Comments:
REFID: 37090 McLean, A.J. , Wright, E.A. 1975 Burragorang region. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p219-224
Usage: Mentioned (p219) Comments:
REFID: 29944 Britten, R.A. , Smyth, M. , Bennett, A.J.R. , Shibaoka, M. 1975 Environmental interpretations of Gondwana Coal Measure Sequences in Gondwana Geology: Papers from the 3rd Gondwana Symposium, Canberra, 1973. International Union of Geology & Geophysics. Commission on Stratigraphy 1v p233-247
Usage: Mentioned (FIg.18) Comments:
REFID: 37089 Wilson, R.G. 1975 Southern Coalfield. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p206-218
Usage: Mentioned (p208) Comments:
REFID: 32849 Ringis, J. , Hawkins, L.V. , Seedsman, K. 1970 Offshore seismic and magnetic surveys of the southern coalfields off Stanwell Park. AusIMM. Proceedings 234 p7-16
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments: Permian
REFID: 34569 Wass, R.E. , Wood, K.G. , Bunny, M.R. , Goldbery, R. 1969 A review of some recent studies in the Sydney Basin. IN Dickens J.M. (ed) - The Permian of Australia Symposium. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 2 p7-12
Usage: Mentioned (p9) Comments: Permian
REFID: 34205 Goldbery, R. 1969 Geology of the western Blue Mountains. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 20
Usage: Mentioned (p15) Comments:
REFID: 34060 Bunny, M.R. 1969 The stratigraphy of the Sydney Sub-group in the Southern Coalfield. IN Abstracts for the second symposium on Advances in the study of the Sydney Basin, 1969. University of Newcastle. Department of Geology 1v p24-25
Usage: Mentioned (p24) Comments: Table. Permian

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