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Brighton beds STRATNO: 24766
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Informal State(s): QLD
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Briefly described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 28-JUN-91Last Update: 14-SEP-17
Replaced by: Previously known as: Brighton Beds
Description: Thinly bedded sandstones, siltstone and shale with thin oolitic ironstone beds.
Comments: Includes Toarcian ferruginous oolite marker bed (Geology of Queensland 2013, p546). There is a superseded unit of this name (Selwyn 1862) in Victoria, now included in the Brighton Group (unit no. 2556). See Brighton beds (VIC).
Geological province: Nambour Basin
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Maximum age: Pliensbachian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Landsborough Sandstone underlies Brighton beds
First Reference:
REFID: 42316 Cranfield, L.C., Sandercoe, C.S., 1988, Geological and botanical features of the Sunshine Coast and hinterland., 7 International Palynological Congress, Brisbane 1988, Excursion Guide SB1, 28pp

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REFID: 68008 Murray, C.G. , Blake, P.R. , Crouch, S.B.S. , Hayward, M.A. , Robertson, A.D.C. , Simpson, G.A. 2012 Geology of the Yarrol Province central coastal Queensland Queensland Geology 13
Usage: Briefly described (p238) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Nambour Basin. Coeval with Evergreen Formation on the basis of a distinctive ooiltic ironstone marker bed.
REFID: 68135 Turner, S. , Bean, L.B. , Dettmann, M. , McKellar, J.L. , McLoughlin, S. , Thulborn, T. 2009 Australian Jurassic sedimentary and fossil successions: current work and future prospects for marine and nonmarine correlation GFF 131(1-2) 49-70
Usage: Briefly described (p52 fig 2b) Min age from reference: Toarcian Comments: Southern Nambour Basin. Contains plant macrofossils. , Overlies Landsborough Sandstone. , Sandstone with oolitic ironstone beds.
REFID: 67402 Greenhouse Gas Storage Solutions 2009 Queensland Carbon Dioxide Geological Storage Atlas Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation 310
Usage: Briefly described (p239, p254) Min age from reference: Pliensbachian Max age from reference: Hettangian Comments: Nambour Basin. Unsuitable reservoir for the storage of carbon dioxide. Deposited in a shoreline swamp environment with minor periodic marine incursions. 200m thick. , Thinly bedded sandstones, siltstone and shale with thin oolitic ironstone beds.
REFID: 64665 Queensland Government Mining Journal 2008 Queensland coal inventory [special feature] Queensland Government Mining Journal Spring 2008 p50-?
Usage: Briefly described (p53 Fig.2, p59.) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Southern Nambour Basin. Correlates with Evergreen Formation (Surat Basin) and Ma Ma Creek Member (Clarence-Moreton Basin). An alternative name for the upper 200 m of the Landsborough Sandstone. , Unit in Marburg Subgroup.
REFID: 12597 Goscombe, P.W. , Coxhead, B.A. 1995 Clarence-Moreton, Surat, Eromanga, Nambour, Mulgildie Basins. IN: Geology of Australian Coal Basins, Ward, C.R., Harrington, H.J., Mallett, C.W., Beeston, J.W., (Editors). Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Special Publication 489-511
Usage: Briefly described (p492 Tb.1, p494, p501) Min age from reference: Toarcian Max age from reference: Pliensbachian Comments: Nambour Basin. This name refers to the upper 200m of the Landsborough Sandstone. Contains thin coal seams of no apparent commercial value.
REFID: 42316 Cranfield, L.C. , Sandercoe, C.S. 1988 Geological and botanical features of the Sunshine Coast and hinterland. 7 International Palynological Congress, Brisbane 1988 Excursion Guide SB1 28pp
Usage: Briefly described (p8) Comments: Variation on old name Brighton Beds?
REFID: 60998 Cranfield, L.C. , Carmichael, D.C. , Wells, A.T. 1994 Ferruginous oolite and associated lithofacies from the Clarence-Moreton and related basins in southeast Queensland IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, NSW and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p144-163
Usage: Mentioned (p144) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Early Jurassic Comments: Contains a ferruginous oolite marker bed.
REFID: 60997 Bradshaw, M. , Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. 1994 Revision of the stratigraphic position of the Towallum Basalt, Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales - Implications for Australian Jurassic biostratigraphy IN Wells,A.T.,O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of Clarence.." Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p138-143
Usage: Mentioned (p140) Comments: Part of Landsborough Sandstone in the Nambour Basin?
REFID: 42893 McKellar, J.L. 1993 Stratigraphic Relationships in the Nambour Basin, Southeastern Queensland. Queensland Geology 5 p2-17
Usage: Mentioned (p11) Comments:

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