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Baal Bone Formation STRATNO: 24603
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Resvd name published Usage: Defined Definition Card: Yes (View definition data)
Originator: C.Bembrick, Robertson Research (Australia) Pty Ltd 25-JUL-80 Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 13-AUG-15
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Description: Mudstone, siltstone, claystone, bioturbation.
Comments: See letter for further information. Apparently not published in proposed publication: Australian Coal Geology. See Roy Soc NSW, 1983, instead (84/24116). Formerly part of Charbon Sub-Group.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSWReference section type:
Maximum thickness: 53mMinimum 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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REFID: 39232 Bembrick, C.S., 1983, Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Late Permian Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales., Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings, 116(3/4), p105-117

Definition Reference:
REFID: 40806 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW, 1986, Stratigraphic subdivision of the Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 22(1), p145-158

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REFID: 40806 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1986 Stratigraphic subdivision of the Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 22(1) p145-158
Usage: Defined (p156) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Prob. Permian
REFID: 42657 Yoo, E.K. 1993 Stratigraphic and coal seam correlations of the Illawarra Coal Measures in the Ulan and Bylong areas, Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 126(1/2) p73-86
Usage: Described (p81) Comments: Western Coalfield. Synonymous with Denman Formation, Hunter Coalfield.
REFID: 39232 Bembrick, C.S. 1983 Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Late Permian Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 116(3/4) p105-117
Usage: Described (p110) Comments:
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: Briefly described (p38 Fig.3-j.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Western Coalfield, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. , Unit in Charbon Subgroup.
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: Briefly described (p528 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Charbon Subgroup (Illawarra Coal Measures). Mudstone, siltstone, claystone, bioturbation. Max. thickness: 24m. 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 (p182) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Marine incursion into Late Permian coal measures - offers good hydrocarbon source potential.
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 (p112, p129 Tb. 8.3, p130) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Illawarra Coal Measures, Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin. Correlates with an organic-rich mudstone unit (now part of Clare Sandstone) within the upper part of the Black Jack Formation (now Black Jack Group), Gunnedah Basin.
REFID: 67663 Danis, C. , O'Neill, C. , Lackie, M. , Twigg, L. , Danis, A. 2011 Deep 3D structure of the Sydney Basin using gravity modelling Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58(5) 517-542
Usage: Mentioned (p520 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Late Permian. , Of the Illawarra Coal Measures.
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 (p391) Comments:
REFID: 43146 Dove, A. , Lee, G. 1994 Breccia filled Diatreme in Permian Illawarra Coal Measures and Triassic Strata,Kandos,New South Wales Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 127 (1-2) 39-45
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2 p41) Comments: of Illawarra Coal Measures.
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 (p299) Comments:
REFID: 40321 Brakel, A.T. 1986 Global sea-level change as a method of correlating the Late Permian coal measures in the Sydney, Gunnedah, and Bowen Basins, eastern Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 10(1) p17-22
Usage: Mentioned (p19) Comments:
REFID: 40332 Martin, D.J. 1986 Sedimentary depositional environments and some igneous intrusions in the Sydney-Gunnedah Basin. Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Journal 6 p19-25
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.4) 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 (p348) Comments: See also Table 1
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 (p305) Comments: Mention Fig.3
REFID: 38614 Beckett, J. , Hamilton, D.S. , Weber, C.R. 1983 Permian and Triassic stratigraphy and sedimentation in the Gunnedah-Narrabri-Coonabarabran region. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 51 p1-16
Usage: Mentioned (p14) Comments:

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