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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: Error
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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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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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: 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 Shoalhaven Group. , Overlain by Snapper Point Formation.
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: 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: Artinskian Max age from reference: Sakmarian Comments: Sydney Basin. Biostratigraphic age control at top. , Unit in lower 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

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