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Long Swamp Formation STRATNO: 24613
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Defined Definition Card: Yes (View definition data)
Originator: C.Bembrick 19-JUN-80 Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
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Description: Bioturbated claystone and siltstone, tuff, sandstone and thin discontinuous coal layers.
Comments: Western Coalfield of Sydney Basin. Formerly part of Charbon Sub-Group. Not related to Long Swamp Creek Formation.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSWReference section type:
Maximum thickness: 40mMinimum 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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First Reference:
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

Use on maps:
REFID: 43641 Watkins, J.J., Moffitt, R.S., Pogson, D.J., Hawley, S.P., Henderson, G.A.M., 1997, Bathurst, first Edition (1:100 000 geological map 8831), Australian Geological Survey Organisation and Geological Survey of New South Wales, Map


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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 (p154) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Prob. Permian
REFID: 23214 Pogson, D.J. , Watkins, J.J. 1998 Bathurst 1:250 000 geological Sheet. SI/55-8: Explanatory Notes. Australian Geological Survey Organisation and Geological Survey of New South Wales SI/55-8
Usage: Described (p268) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Illawarra Coal Measures. Consists mostly of claystone and mudstone commonly interlaminated and thinly interbedded. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Maximum thickness: 20m.
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 (p78) Comments:
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 (p109) Comments: See also P108
REFID: 68004 Hill, M. , McEvilly, R. , Watkins, J. 2002 Mineral and petroleum resources and potential: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2) Geological Survey of New South Wales WRA / 20 235pp
Usage: Briefly described (p61.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Western Coalfield. Over 60 m thick in the east, thinning near the western margin of the Basin. West of Wollar Hingeline, forms a thin layer within the Ulan Coal. , Bioturbated claystone and siltstone, tuff, sandstone and thin discontinuous coal layers.
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). Claystone, siltstone, mudstone, thin coal; bioturbation. Max. thickness: 40m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. NOTE: Not to be confused with Long Swamp Creek Formation (Minuma Range Group).
REFID: 43641 Watkins, J.J. , Moffitt, R.S. , Pogson, D.J. , Hawley, S.P. , Henderson, G.A.M. 1997 Bathurst, first Edition (1:100 000 geological map 8831) Australian Geological Survey Organisation and Geological Survey of New South Wales Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 43782 Raymond, O.L. , Pogson, D.J. , Wyborn, D. , Hawley, S.P. , Henderson, G.A.M. , Krynen, J. , Meakin, S. , Moffitt, R.S. , Morgan, E.J. , Scott, M.M. , Spackman, J.M. , Stuart-Smith, P. , Wallace, D. , Warren, A.Y.E. , Watkins, J.J. , Glen, R.A. 1997 Bathurst Geology Map, 2nd Edition (1:250 000 geological map SI/55-8) Australian Geological Survey Organisation and Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map diagram) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: of 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 (p398) 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: 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 (p21) 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 (p305) Comments:

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