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Moolarben Coal Member STRATNO: 24616
Current: Yes Rank: Member, phase Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Resvd name published Usage: Defined Definition Card: Yes (View definition data)
Originator: C.Bembrick 30-JUN-80 Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
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Description: Dull coal with minor bright layers, mainly in the lower part, and numerous carbonaceous claystone layers.
Comments: See letter for more information.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSWReference section type:
Maximum thickness: 3.6mMinimum 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: 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

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 (p157) 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 (p82) Comments: of State Mine Creek Formation
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 (p60 Table 6, p61, p157.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Western Coalfield. c.3 m thick. Uneconomic, but coalesces with Bungaba Coal Member (Glen Davis Formation) to form a 13.6 m thick layered seam NW of Ulan. See also references to Moolarben Seam (pp217-220). , Unit in State Mine Creek Formation. , Dull coal with minor bright layers, mainly in the lower part, and numerous carbonaceous claystone layers.
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
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