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Yarrunga Coal Measures STRATNO: 20901
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 30-JAN-13
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: A thin non-marine sequence of fine-grained sandstone and carbonaceous shale.
Comments: At top of Tallong Conglomerate and interpreted as a separate unit by Tye et al (1995). May be equivalent to the Greta Coal Measures. GSNSW intends to modify name to Yarrunga Coal [14-JUN-2012].
Geological province: No quality assured province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 43m Minimum thickness:

Unit Age
Top of unit -
Minimum age: Early 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: Early Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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  • Yarrunga Coal Measures- Formation, beds- Formal

Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Pebbley Beach Formation overlies Yarrunga Coal Measures
Snapper Point Formation overlies Yarrunga Coal Measures
Tallong Conglomerate underlies Yarrunga Coal Measures

First Reference:
REFID: 31298 Herbert, C., 1972, Palaeodrainage patterns in the southern Sydney Basin., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 14(1), p5-18

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Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 29752 Bembrick, C.S. , Holmes, G.G. 1976 An interpretation of the subsurface geology of the Nowra-Jervis Bay area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 18(1) p5-68
Usage: Fully described (p24) Comments:
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 (p532 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of the Shoalhaven Group. Interbedded siltstone and sandstone, conglomerate interbeds near base; highly carbonaceous siltstone. Max. thickness: 43m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 63773 Thomas, S.G. , Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. 2007 Lithostratigraphy of the late Early Permian (Kungurian) Wandrawandian Siltstone, New South Wales: record of glaciation? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54(8) 1057-1071
Usage: Briefly described (p1058 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 62043 Fielding, C.R. , Bann, K.L. , MacEachern, J.A. , Tye, S.C. , Jones, B.G. 2006 Cyclicity in the nearshore marine to coastal, Lower Permian, Pebbley Beach Formation, southern Sydney Basin, Australia: a record of relative sea-level fluctuations at the close of the Late Palaeozoic Gondwanan ice age Sedimentology 53(2) p435-463
Usage: Briefly described (pp437-438.) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Southern Sydney Basin. Exhibits abrupt lateral facies and thickness variations. , Unit in Shoalhaven Group. , Overlies Yadboro Conglomerate. , Local thick, areally restricted coal bodies.
REFID: 60285 Bann, K.L. , Fielding, C.R. , MacEachern, J.A. , Tye, S.C. 2004 Differentiation of estuarine and offshore marine deposits using ichnology and sedimentology; Permian Pebbley Beach Formation, Sydney Basin, Australia IN McIlroy, D.(ed.) "The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Geological Society of London. Special Publication. 228 p179-211
Usage: Briefly described (p182 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Sakmarian Max age from reference: Sakmarian Comments: Of the Shoalhaven Group. Overlain by Pebbley Beach Formation and Snapper Point Formation. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p57) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: A thin non-marine sequence of fine-grained sandstone and carbonaceous shale above the Tallong Conglom., suggested to be a separate unit by Tye et al (1995). May be equivalent to the Greta Coal Measures. Max. thickness: <10m. Geol. Prov: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 43194 Tadros, N.Z. 1993 The Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 12 649p
Usage: Briefly described (p128) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Southern Sydney Basin. Deposited during a marine transgression during the Early Permian.
REFID: 39290 Herbert, C. 1980 Southwestern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p82-99
Usage: Briefly described (p89) Comments:
REFID: 31298 Herbert, C. 1972 Palaeodrainage patterns in the southern Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 14(1) p5-18
Usage: Briefly described (p9) 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) Min age from reference: Cisuralian Max age from reference: Cisuralian Comments: Of Sydney Basin. , Unit in Shoalhaven Group.
REFID: 24552 Reid, C.M. 2003 Permian Bryozoa of Tasmania and New South Wales: systematics and their use in Tasmanian biostratigraphy Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, Memoir 28 133p
Usage: Mentioned (p9) Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Southern Sydney Basin.
REFID: 68003 Barnes, R. , Dawson, M. , Spiller, F. 2002 Geology - Integration and upgrade: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2). A project undertaken for the Resource and Conservation Assessment Council; NSW Western regional assessments Geological Survey of New South Wales WRA / 19 157pp
Usage: Mentioned (p40.) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Southern Sydney Basin. Deposition (in a coastal plain environment) due to basin subsidence moved westwards as the transgression took place.
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 19) Comments:
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: Mentioned (p176, p183) Comments: Localised terrestrial sediments at base of basin. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p300) 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 (p347) Comments:
REFID: 37924 Herbert, C. 1981 Late Palaeozoic glacigenic sediments of the southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. IN Hambrey M.J., Harland W.B.(Eds) - Earth's pre- Pleistocene glacial record. (Cambridge Earth Sciences Series). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom 1v p488-491
Usage: Mentioned (p488) Comments:
REFID: 39306 Retallack, G. 1980 Late Carboniferous to middle Triassic megafossil floras from the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p384-430
Usage: Mentioned (p398) 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 (Fig. 23.12) Comments:
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p14) Comments:
REFID: 32769 Ramli, N. , Crook, K.A.W. 1978 Early Permian depositional environments, southern Sydney Basin. APEA Journal 18(1) p70-76
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) 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 (p5) Comments:
REFID: 37065 Branagan, D.F. 1975 Distribution and geological setting of coal measures in Australia and Papua New Guinea. IN Traves D.M. & King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p25-51
Usage: Mentioned (p29) Comments:
REFID: 31081 Gostin, V.A. , Herbert, C. 1973 Stratigraphy of the Upper Carboniferous and Lower Permian sequence, southern Sydney Basin. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 20(1) p49-70
Usage: Mentioned (p56) Comments: See also Fig. 2

Bibliographic references returned: 24
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