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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-88 Last 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 quality assured province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 250m Minimum 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:
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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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  • Wilton Formation- Formation, beds- Formal

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: 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: 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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