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Newnes Formation STRATNO: 24618
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 19-JUN-80 Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 16-APR-09
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Description: Lithic sandstone, siltstone, claystone.
Comments: Western Coalfield of Sydney Basin. Formerly part of Charbon Sub-Group.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSW Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 14m Minimum thickness:
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Minimum age: Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: 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 (p155) 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 (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:
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: Briefly described (p137) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Shows latest evidence of Permian glaciation, indicating westward retreat of glaciers. , Illawarra Coal Measures
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 235pp
Usage: Briefly described (p60 Table 6, p61.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Western Coalfield. From 8 to 14.5 m thick. , Unit in Charbon Subgroup. , Overlies Ulan Coal and Irondale Coal. Is overlain by Glen Davis Formation. , Fine- to medium-grained, lithic sandstone, with interbedded siltstone and claystone (west of Wollar Hingeline) and upward-fining lithic sandstone (east of the Wollar Hingeline).
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). Lithic sandstone, siltstone, claystone. Max. thickness: 14m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. See also p526 App.1 Tb.A1.9.
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: 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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