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Nullarbor Limestone STRATNO: 25355
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): SA , WA
Category: Other new published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 05-DEC-13
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Limestone, bioclastic, micritic. Subtidal, platformal, above fair weather wave-base
Comments: Most recent publications (2001-2003) suggest Middle Miocene to Early Pliocene age.
Geological province: Eucla Basin
Type state: WA Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 45m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Early Pliocene Ma: 5 % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Base of unit -
Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Early Miocene Ma: 15.5 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Wilson Bluff Limestone underlies Nullarbor Limestone unconformity
Abrakurrie Limestone underlies Nullarbor Limestone
Colville Sandstone underlies Nullarbor Limestone
Pidinga Formation underlies Nullarbor Limestone
First Reference:
REFID: 40425 Sexton, R.T., 1965, Caves of the coastal areas of South Australia., Helictite, 3(3), p45-58

Definition Reference:
REFID: 32552 Lowry, D.C., 1970, Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin., Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin, 122

Use on maps:
REFID: 30922 Geological Survey of South Australia., 1975, Fowler, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological atlas series map. Sheet SH/54-13, zone 4, 1st edition., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v
REFID: 30945 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1971, Balladonia, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/51-03, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 30952 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1971, Jubilee, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/52-05, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 30953 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1971, Forrest, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/52-10, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 30954 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1971, Zanthus, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/51-15, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 30962 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1972, Malcolm-Cape Arid, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SB/51-07 & SB/51-11, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 30967 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1973, Mason, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/52-06, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 30974 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1976, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 1:1 000 000 geological series map. 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 30975 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1976, Cundeelee, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/51-11, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v
REFID: 30976 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1976, Esperance, Western Australia, 1:1 000 000 geological series map. 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 31903 Lowry, D.C., 1970, Eucla-Noonaera, Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/52-14 and SI/52-02, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 31915 Lowry, D.C., van de Graaff, W.J.E., 1974, Seemore, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/51-12, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 34192 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1969, Culver, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/51-04, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 34194 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1969, Madura-Burnabbie, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/52-13 & SH/52-01, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 43053 Cowley, W.M., Freeman, P.J., 1993, Geological Map South Australia. 1:2 000 000 scale., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v, map
REFID: 43203 Myers, J.S., 1995, Esperance,W.A. 1:1 000 000 geological series. 2nd edition, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v, map
REFID: 43258 Cowley, W.M., Freeman, P.J., 1994, Geological map of South Australia Prelim. edit. 1:1 000 000 (2 sheets), Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 43298 Cowley, W.M., Freeman, P.J., 1994, Geology of South Australia 1:1 000 000 Map., Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 44365 Lowry, D.C., 1969, Loongana 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH52-9., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v, map
REFID: 44412 Lowry, D.C., 1969, Naretha Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH51-16., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map Legend
REFID: 44695 Benbow, M.C., 1995, Barton 1:250 000 geological atlas series, sheet SH53-09., Geological Survey of South Australia, Map, Map Legend
REFID: 44864 Firman, J.B., 1975, Fowler, South Australia. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SH53-13., Geological Survey of South Australia, Map, Map Legend
REFID: 60953 Geological Survey Branch (compiler), S.A., 2000, Geological Map of South Australia 1:2 000 000, Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 61108 Cowley, W.M., Fairclough, M.C., 2003, Surface geology of the Gawler Craton, 1:1 000 000, preliminary edition, South Aust. Geol. Surv., map
REFID: 67921 Krieg, G.W., 2000, Wyola, South Australia 1:250 000 geological sheet SH52-07, Geological Survey of South Australia, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 32552 Lowry, D.C. 1970 Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 122
Usage: Defined (p87) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments: See also P88
REFID: 36890 Cockbain, A.E. , Lowry, D.C. , Cope, R.N. , Low, G.H. , Playford, P.E. 1975 Phanerozoic. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 2 p223-433
Usage: Fully described (p415) Comments:
REFID: 31909 Lowry, D.C. 1972 Madura-Burnabbie, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheets SH/52-13 & SH/52-01. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 14pp
Usage: Fully described (p8) Comments: Table 1. Fig.1
REFID: 61234 Hou, B. , Warland, I. 2005 Heavy mineral sands potential of the Eucla Basin in South Australia - a world class palaeo-beach placer province MESA Journal 37 p4-12
Usage: Described (p6, p7 Fig 4.) Min age from reference: Early Pliocene Max age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments: Unconformably overlies Wilson Bluff Limestone. Geological Province: Eucla Basin. Marine limestone.
REFID: 42335 James, N.P. , Bone, Y. 1991 Origin of a cool-water, Oligo-Miocene deep shelf limestone, Eucla Platform, southern Australia. Sedimentology 38(2) p323-341
Usage: Described (p326) Comments:
REFID: 44145 Hocking, R.M. 1990 Eucla Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 p548-561
Usage: Described (p550, p556-7, p555 fig 4-194, p548) Min age from reference: Early Miocene Max age from reference: Early Miocene Comments: Eucla Basin. Age from echinoid and foraminifera fauna. Max known thickness 31m. , Mullamullang Limestone Member , Grades laterally northwards into Colville Sandstone and Plumridge Formation. , Bioclastic calcarenite, locally shelly.
REFID: 45149 Jackson, M.J. , van de Graaf, W.J.E. 1981 Geology of the Officer Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 206
Usage: Described (p63) Comments:
REFID: 35772 Firman, J.B. 1978 Fowler, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explana tory notes. Sheet SH/53-13. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v 23pp
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 31850 Lindsay, J.M. , Harris, W.K. 1975 Fossiliferous marine and non-marine Cainozoic rocks from the eastern Eucla Basin, South Australia. South Australia. Department of Mines. Mineral Resources Review 138 p29-42
Usage: Described (p37) Comments: Definition summary
REFID: 33589 van de Graaff, W.J.E. 1975 Seemore, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/51-12. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 20pp
Usage: Described (p11) Comments: See also P12. M.Miocene
REFID: 31913 Doepel, J.J.G. , Lowry, D.C. 1974 Malcolm-Cape Arid, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheets SI/51-07,11. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments: See also Table 1
REFID: 33586 van de Graaff, W.J.E. 1974 Mason, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/52-06. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 24pp
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments: See also P15.
REFID: 32750 Quilty, P.G. 1974 Tertiary stratigraphy of Western Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 21(3) p301-318
Usage: Described (p306) Comments:
REFID: 31908 Lowry, D.C. 1971 Eucla-Noonaera, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheets SH/52-14 & SH/52-02. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 16pp
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments: L.Miocene
REFID: 30563 Doepel, J.J.G. , Lowry, D.C. 1970 Balladonia, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SI/51-03. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 19pp
Usage: Described (p13) Comments: See stratigraphic table on P6.
REFID: 31904 Lowry, D.C. 1970 Forrest, Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/52-10. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 13pp
Usage: Described (p8) Comments: See also Table 1. Refers previous authors
REFID: 31906 Lowry, D.C. 1970 Jubilee, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/52-05. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 11p
Usage: Described (p8) Comments: Refers previous authors. Table 1
REFID: 31902 Lowry, D.C. 1970 Loongana, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/52-09. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 12pp
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments: Fig.1
REFID: 31907 Lowry, D.C. 1970 Naretha, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/51-16. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 12pp
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments: See also P8,9, Fig.1
REFID: 23818 Parkin, L.W. 1969 Handbook of South Australian Geology Geological Survey of South Australia 1v 268p
Usage: Described (p174 Fig.84, p198) Min age from reference: Early Miocene Max age from reference: Early Miocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin. Underlain by Wilson Bluff Limestone. Max. thickness: 100 ft.
REFID: 67117 Fairclough, M.C. 2010 Coompana 1:250 000 Geology map sheet SH 52-15. Digital ed. Geological Survey of South Australia
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend.) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments: Shown under general heading of 'Eocene - Miocene'. Covers over 99% of the map area. , Limestone, bioclastic, micritic; subtidal, platformal, above fair-weather wave-base.
REFID: 67462 Hou, B. , Zang, W. , Fabris, A. , Keeling, J. , Stoian, L. , Fairclough, M. 2007 Palaeodrainage and Tertiary coastal barriers of South Australia. Digital geological map of South Australia 1:2 000 000 series. Preliminary edition Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend.) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: Bunda Plateau, Eucla Basin.
REFID: 62640 Webb, J.A. , James, J.M. 2006 Karst evolution of the Nullarbor Plain, Australia IN Harmon, R.S. and Wicks, C.M (eds.) "Perspectives on karst geomorphology, hydrology and geochemistry - A tribute volume to Derek C. Ford and William B. White" Geological Society of America. Special Paper 404 p65-78
Usage: Briefly described (pp70-77. ) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: Numerous large benthic fauna and relatively high proportion of aragonitic components indicate warmer-water conditions. , Includes Mullamullang Member. , Overlies Abrakurrie Limestone. , Includes large benthic foraminifera and aragonitic material; well-cemented.
REFID: 62369 James, P. , Bone, Y. , Carter, R.M. , Murray-Wallace, C.V. 2006 Origin of the Late Neogene Roe Plains and their calcarenite veneer: implications for sedimentology and tectonics in the Great Australian Bight Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53(3) p407-419
Usage: Briefly described (p409, p410 Fig.4) Min age from reference: Middle Miocene Max age from reference: Early Miocene Comments: Hard, fossiliferous, muddy limestone. Overlies the Abrakurrie Limestone. Geological Province: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 24396 Hou, B. , Frakes, L.A. , Alley, N.F. , Clarke, J.D.A. 2003 Characteristics and evolution of the Tertiary palaeovalleys in the northwest Gawler Craton, South Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50 (2) p215-230
Usage: Briefly described (p222 Fig. 5, p228) Min age from reference: Early Pliocene Max age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments: Age: 15.5-5Ma.
REFID: 24606 Hou, B. , Frakes, L.A. , Alley, N.F. , Heithersay, P. 2003 Evolution of beach placer shorelines and heavy-mineral deposition in the eastern Eucla Basin, South Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(6) p955-p965
Usage: Briefly described (p956, p958 Fig. 3) Min age from reference: Early Pliocene Max age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin
REFID: 24553 Sayers, J. , Bernardel, G. , Parums, R. 2003 Geological framework of the central Great Australian Bight and adjacent areas Geoscience Australia. Record 12 96p.
Usage: Briefly described (Figs. 7,8 and 10) Min age from reference: Recent Max age from reference: Late Eocene Comments: Part of the Dugong Supersequence.
REFID: 24347 Li, Q. , James, N.P. , McGowran, B. 2003 Middle and Late Eocene Great Australian Bight lithobiostratigraphy and stepwise evolution of the southern Australian continental margin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(1) p113-128
Usage: Briefly described (p114) Min age from reference: Middle Miocene Max age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 24338 Krassay, A.A. , Totterdell, J.M. 2003 Seismic stratigraphy of a large, Cretaceous shelf-margin delta complex, offshore southern Australia American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 87 (6) p935-963
Usage: Briefly described (p938 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Rupelian Max age from reference: Lutetian Comments: Overlies the Pidinga Formation. Geological Province: Bight Basin.
REFID: 24350 Totterdell, J.M. , Krassay, A.A. 2003 Sequence stratigraphic correlation of onshore and offshore Bight Basin successions Geoscience Australia. Record 2 28p
Usage: Briefly described (Fig. 4 Appdx) Min age from reference: Oligocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments: Part of the Dugong Supersequence.
REFID: 61108 Cowley, W.M. , Fairclough, M.C. 2003 Surface geology of the Gawler Craton, 1:1 000 000, preliminary edition South Aust. Geol. Surv. map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 24201 Struckmeyer, H.I.M. , Williams, A.K. , Cowley, R. , Totterdell, J.M. , Lawrence, G. , O'Brien, G.W. 2002 Evaluation of hydrocarbon seepage in the Great Australian Bight APPEA Journal 42(1) p371-387
Usage: Briefly described (p373 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Oligocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments:
REFID: 23768 Beu, A.G. , Darragh, T.A. 2001 Revision of Southern Australia Cenozoic Fossil Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings 113(1) p1-12
Usage: Briefly described (p28 Fig.5) Min age from reference: Middle Miocene Max age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin. See also p19, p185-187.
REFID: 60953 Geological Survey Branch (compiler), S.A. 2000 Geological Map of South Australia 1:2 000 000 Geological Survey of South Australia 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 67921 Krieg, G.W. 2000 Wyola, South Australia 1:250 000 geological sheet SH52-07 Geological Survey of South Australia map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Pliocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: Subcrop and minor outcrop. , Marine platform bioclastic limestone. Indurated and recrystallised with basal member of mud, sand and grit. Lagoonal, calcareous and dolomitic mudstone as at Ifould Lake. Lower part may be distinctly echinoidal. Upper part is foraminiferal.
REFID: 22485 Hill, T. 1999 1999 offshore Bight and Duntroon Basins acreage release. MESA Journal 14 P 50 - 53
Usage: Briefly described (p51 , Fig 2) Min age from reference: Tertiary Max age from reference: Tertiary Comments:
REFID: 22814 Hocking, R.M. , Preston, W.A. 1998 Western Australia: Phanerozoic geology and mineral resources. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 17(3) 245-260
Usage: Briefly described (p258, fig2) Min age from reference: Tertiary Max age from reference: Tertiary Comments:
REFID: 44695 Benbow, M.C. 1995 Barton 1:250 000 geological atlas series, sheet SH53-09. Geological Survey of South Australia Map Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: (Early-Middle Miocene)
REFID: 43203 Myers, J.S. 1995 Esperance,W.A. 1:1 000 000 geological series. 2nd edition Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: Eucla Basin
REFID: 43498 Myers, J.S. 1995 Geology of the Esperance 1:1000 000 Sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. Explanatory Notes 1v 10p
Usage: Briefly described (8) Max age from reference: Miocene Comments:
REFID: 61155 Langford, R.P. , Wilford, G.E. , Truswell, E.M. , Isern, A.R. 1995 Palaeogeographic Atlas of Australia: CAINOZOIC Australian Geological Survey Organisation 10 37p
Usage: Briefly described (p4, p17) Min age from reference: Middle Miocene Max age from reference: Early Miocene Comments: Partly overlies and interfingers with Colville Sandstone. Age: 18.5-14.5Ma. Max. thickness: 40m. Geological Province: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 44133 Drexel, J.F. , Preiss, W.V. 1995 The geology of South Australia. Volume 2 - The Phanerozoic. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 54 347pp
Usage: Briefly described (p184, 180 Fig. 10.22) Min age from reference: Middle Miocene Max age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin. Overlies: Wilson Bluff Limestone. Thickness: 45m. Includes: Mullamullang Member.
REFID: 42959 Clarke, J.D.A. 1994 Evolution of the Lefroy and Cowan palaeodrainage channels, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(1) p55-68
Usage: Briefly described (p58 Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 43258 Cowley, W.M. , Freeman, P.J. 1994 Geological map of South Australia Prelim. edit. 1:1 000 000 (2 sheets) Geological Survey of South Australia 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments:
REFID: 43298 Cowley, W.M. , Freeman, P.J. 1994 Geology of South Australia 1:1 000 000 Map. Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments:
REFID: 43053 Cowley, W.M. , Freeman, P.J. 1993 Geological Map South Australia. 1:2 000 000 scale. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 43026 Clarke, J.D.A. , Alley, N.F. 1993 Petrologic data on the evolution of the Great Australian Bight; In Findlay, Unrug, Banks, & Veevers (eds) Gondwana Eight. Assembly, evolution and dispersal. Proceedings of the Eighth Gondwana Symposium, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 21-24 Ju A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam 1v p585-596
Usage: Briefly described (Table 4,p590) Comments:
REFID: 43713 Leven, J. , Barton, T. 1991 Seismic Field Trials on the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, 1991: Operation Report. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Record 1991/87 p1-47
Usage: Briefly described (p2) Max age from reference: Miocene Comments:
REFID: 42075 Falvey, D.A. , Symonds, P.A. , Colwell, J.B. , Willcox, J.B. , Marshall, J.F. , Stagg, H.M.J. 1990 Australia's deepwater frontier petroleum basins and play types. APEA Journal 30(1) p239-262
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.10 P250) Comments:
REFID: 42356 Technical Assessment Group 1990 Rehabilitation of former nuclear test sites in Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra 1v 273pp
Usage: Briefly described (Fiche 7 P13) Min age from reference: Miocene Comments:
REFID: 42265 Benbow, M.C. 1990 The Yarle Sandstone: a Miocene coastal terrigenous sequence of the Eucla Platform. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 113 p2-6
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Comments:
REFID: 41609 Rankin, L.R. , Martin, A.R. , Parker, A.J. 1989 Early Proterozoic history of the Karari Fault Zone, northwest Gawler Craton, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 36(1) p123-133
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.5) Comments:
REFID: 40643 Ludbrook, N.H. , Milnes, A.R. 1986 Provenance of microfossils in aeolian calcarenites and calcretes in southern South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 33(2) p145-159
Usage: Briefly described (p148) Comments:
REFID: 40003 Shepherd, R.G. 1983 Underground water resources of South Australia. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 48 p9-66
Usage: Briefly described (Table 14) Comments: See also Plate 18
REFID: 30012 Bunting, J.A. , van de Graaff, W.J.E. 1977 Cundeelee, Western Australia 1:250 000 geol. Series Sheet SH51-11 Explanatory notes Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 27pp
Usage: Briefly described (p20) Comments: Mention Table 1.
REFID: 24057 Lowry, D.C. 1976 Eucla Basin IN Economic Geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea 3. Petroleum. Leslie, R.B., Evans, H.J. & Knight, C.L. (Editors) AusIMM. Monograph Series 7 p95-98
Usage: Briefly described (p97) Min age from reference: Middle Miocene Max age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments: Geological Basin: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 44864 Firman, J.B. 1975 Fowler, South Australia. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SH53-13. Geological Survey of South Australia Map Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Miocene Comments:
REFID: 29591 Australian Water Resources Council. 1975 Groundwater resources of Australia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra 1v
Usage: Briefly described (p92) Comments:
REFID: 37132 Johns, R.K. 1975 Tertiary coal in South Australia. In Traves D.H. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p366-371
Usage: Briefly described (p369) Comments:
REFID: 32201 Milton, B.E. 1974 Seismic experiments in the northern Eucla Basin, South Australia. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 51 p5-9
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Comments: See also P7. Refraction survey.
REFID: 31562 Johnstone, M.H. , Lowry, D.C. , Quilty, P.G. 1973 The geology of southwestern Australia - a review. Royal Society of Western Australia. Journal 56 5-15
Usage: Briefly described (p13) Comments:
REFID: 31318 Hiern, M.N. 1970 Limestone for railway ballast on the Nullarbor Plain. South Australia. Department of Mines. Mineral Resources Review 128 p166-174
Usage: Briefly described (p166) Comments: L. Miocene
REFID: 30564 Doepel, J.J.G. , Lowry, D.C. 1970 Zanthus, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/51-15. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v 19pp
Usage: Briefly described (p12) Comments:
REFID: 44365 Lowry, D.C. 1969 Loongana 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH52-9. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Min age from reference: Pleistocene Max age from reference: Pliocene Comments:
REFID: 34308 Ludbrook, N.H. 1969 Tertiary Period. IN Parkin L.W.(ed) - Handbook of South Australian geology. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v p172-232
Usage: Briefly described (p198) Comments: Batesfordian - Balcombian. See Fig.84
REFID: 61517 Kendrick, G.W. 2005 A new species of Bothriembryon (Mollusca: Gastropda: Bulimulidae) from the Pliocene Roe Calcarenite, Eucla Basin, Western Australia Western Australian Museum. Records 22(4) p309-313
Usage: Mentioned (p312) Comments:
REFID: 61544 Tapley, D. , Mee, B.C. , King, S.J. , Davis, R.C. , Leischner, K.R. 2005 Petroleum potential of the Ceduna Sub-basin: impact of Gnarlyknots-1A IN "The APPEA Journal 2005", APPEA Conference, 10-13 April 2005, Perth APPEA Journal 45(1) p365-379
Usage: Mentioned (p367 Fig.3. ) Min age from reference: Eocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments: , Overlies Pidinga Formation.
REFID: 23488 Clarke, J.D.A. , Hou, B. 2000 Eocene coastal barrier evolution in the Eucla Basin MESA Journal 18 p36-41
Usage: Mentioned (p39) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: Geological Province: Eucla Basin.
REFID: 66131 Alley, N.F. 1998 Cainozoic stratigraphy, palaeoenvironments and geological evolution of the Lake Eyre Basin Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 144 239-263
Usage: Mentioned (p242 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments: Early to Middle Miocene in age (from p.242 Fig.2 - stratigraphic correlation chart).
REFID: 22587 Alley, N.F. , Krieg, G.W. , Callen, R.A. 1996 Early Tertiary Eyre Formation, lower Nelly Creek, southern Lake Eyre Basin, Australia: palynological dating of macrofloras and silcrete, and palaeoclimatic interpretation Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(1) p71-84
Usage: Mentioned (p79 Fig. 7) Min age from reference: Middle Miocene Comments:
REFID: 43814 Alley, N.F. , Clarke, J.D.A. 1992 Stratigraphy and Palynology of Mesozoic sediments from the Great Australian Bight area, Southern Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 13(2) p113-129
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3,p115) Comments:
REFID: 43040 James, N.P. , Bone, Y. 1992 Synsedimentary cemented calcarenite layers in Oligo-Miocene cool-water shelf limestones, Eucla Platform, southern Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 62(5) p860-872
Usage: Mentioned (p861) Comments:
REFID: 41505 Benbow, M.C. , Lindsay, J.M. 1988 Discovery of Lepidocyclina (Foraminiferida) in the Eucla Basin. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 107 p2-8
Usage: Mentioned (p2) Comments:
REFID: 40992 Cockbain, A.E. 1986 Phanerozoic sedimentary basins of Western Australia and their petroleum potential. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 1986/6
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.23) Comments:
REFID: 41075 Darragh, T.A. 1986 The Cainozoic Trigoniidae of Australia. Alcheringa 10(1) p1-34
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments:
REFID: 41043 Darragh, T.A. 1985 Molluscan biogeography and biostratigraphy of the Tertiary of southeastern Australia. Alcheringa 9(2) p83-116
Usage: Mentioned (p87) Comments:
REFID: 40298 Spate, A.P. , Jennings, J.N. , Smith, D.I. , Greenaway, M.A. 1985 The Micro-erosion Meter: Use and limitations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 10(5) p427-440
Usage: Mentioned (Table II) Comments:
REFID: 38602 Firman, J.B. 1983 Silcrete near Chundie Swamps: the stratigraphic setting. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 85 p2-5
Usage: Mentioned (p2) Comments:
REFID: 40466 Jennings, J.N. 1983 The disregarded karst of the arid and semiarid domain. Karstologia 1 p61-73
Usage: Mentioned (p63) Comments:
REFID: 37852 Benbow, M.C. , Lindsay, J.M. , Harris, W.K. , Cooper, B.J. 1982 Latest Eocene marine incursion, northeast of the Eucla Basin. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 81 p2-9
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 34615 South Australia. Department of Mines. 1981 Limestone in South Australia. South Australia. Department of Mines. Mineral Information Series 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments:
REFID: 46993 Tilbury, L.A. , Fraser, A.R. 1981 Submarine valleys on the Ceduna Terrace off South Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 6(3) p259-264
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REFID: 36200 Darragh, T.A. , Kendrick, G.W. 1980 Eocene bivalves from the Pallinup Siltstone near Walpole, Western Australia. Royal Society of Western Australia. Journal 63(1) p5-20
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments:
REFID: 37577 Western Australia. Department of Mines. 1980 Mineral resources of Western Australia. Department of Mines Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p75) Comments:
REFID: 34759 Fraser, A.R. , Tilbury, L.A. 1979 Structure and stratigraphy of the Ceduna Terrace Region, Great Australian Bight Basin. 1979 Apea Conference Perth 11-14 March 1979. APEA Journal 19(1) p53-65
Usage: Mentioned (p60) Comments:
REFID: 36257 Prider, T. 1979 The geology of Western Australia in relation to its mineral resources in Prider R.T.(ed) - Mining in Western Australia. University of Western Australia Press 1v p24-38
Usage: Mentioned (Table 2.1) Comments:
REFID: 35097 Ludbrook, N.H. 1978 Quaternary molluscs of the western part of the Eucla Basin. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 125
Usage: Mentioned (p16) Comments:
REFID: 38018 Mabbutt, J.A. 1977 Desert lands. IN Jeans D.N.(Ed) - Australia: a geography. Sydney University Press 1v p113-133
Usage: Mentioned (p124) Comments:
REFID: 38016 Ollier, C.D. 1977 Early landform evolution. IN Jeans D.N.(Ed) - Australia: a geography. Sydney University Press 1v p85-98
Usage: Mentioned (p88) Comments:
REFID: 35496 van de Graaff, W.J.E. , Bunting, J.A. 1977 Plumridge, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/51-08. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p23) Comments:
REFID: 34958 Hiern, M.N. 1976 Consruction Materials- South Australia in Knight C.L. (ed) -Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea -4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p87-88
Usage: Mentioned (p88) Comments:
REFID: 30975 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1976 Cundeelee, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/51-11, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: middle Miocene Max age from reference: middle Miocene Comments:
REFID: 30976 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1976 Esperance, Western Australia, 1:1 000 000 geological series map. 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: middle Miocene Max age from reference: middle Miocene Comments:
REFID: 30974 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1976 Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 1:1 000 000 geological series map. 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: middle Miocene Max age from reference: middle Miocene Comments:
REFID: 35051 Johns, R.K. 1976 Limestone - South Australia in Knight C.L. (ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea -4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p202-204
Usage: Mentioned (p204) Comments: Analysis.
REFID: 35059 Baxter, J.L. 1976 Limestone - Western Australia in Knight C.L. (ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea -4.Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p205-207
Usage: Mentioned (Table.19) Comments:
REFID: 38068 Firman, J.B. 1975 Australia-South Australia. IN Fairbridge R.W.(Ed) - The encyclopedia of world regional geology, part 1: Western Hemisphere (including Antarctica and Australia). Encyclopedia of earth sciences. Vol.8. Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross Inc. 1v p61-80
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.7) Comments:
REFID: 30922 Geological Survey of South Australia. 1975 Fowler, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological atlas series map. Sheet SH/54-13, zone 4, 1st edition. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Miocene Max age from reference: Miocene Comments:
REFID: 30807 Forbes, B.G. , Richards, E.F. 1975 Regional geological mapping and cartographic procedures. South Australia. Department of Mines. Mineral Resources Review 137 p91-103
Usage: Mentioned (p101) Comments: Suggested map symbol
REFID: 29856 Boeuf, M.G. , Doust, H. 1975 Structure and development of the southern margin of Australia. APEA Journal 15(1) p33-34
Usage: Mentioned (p37) Comments:
REFID: 30268 Cope, R.N. 1975 Tertiary epeirogeny in southern part of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Annual Report 1974 p40-46
Usage: Mentioned (p44) Comments:
REFID: 31915 Lowry, D.C. , van de Graaff, W.J.E. 1974 Seemore, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/51-12, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: middle Miocene Max age from reference: middle Miocene Comments:
REFID: 38553 Lowry, D.C. , Jennings, J.N. 1974 The Nullarbor Karst Australia. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 18(1) p35-81
Usage: Mentioned (p43) Comments:
REFID: 30967 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1973 Mason, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/52-06, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 31924 Lundelius, E.L.Tr. , Turnbull, W.B. 1973 The Nammabian fauna of Madurta Cave, Western Australia. Part I. Fieldiana Geology 31(1)
Usage: Mentioned (p2) Comments: Refers Singleton (1954)
REFID: 30962 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1972 Malcolm-Cape Arid, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SB/51-07 & SB/51-11, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 31320 Hiern, M.N. 1972 Mineral resources of the Eyre planning area. South Australia. Department of Mines. Mineral Resources Review 133 p11-28
Usage: Mentioned (p55) Comments:
REFID: 30514 South Australia. Department of Mines. 1972 Palaeontology Section. Geological Survey Branch. South Australia. Department of Mines. Annual Report 1971 p99-108
Usage: Mentioned (p103) Comments:
REFID: 31914 Lowry, D.C. , Jackson, M.J. , van de Graaff, W.J.E. , Kennewell, P.J. 1972 Preliminary results of geological mapping in the Officer Basin, Western Australia 1971. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Report 1971 p94-100
Usage: Mentioned (Pl.10) Comments:
REFID: 30945 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1971 Balladonia, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/51-03, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 30953 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1971 Forrest, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/52-10, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 30952 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1971 Jubilee, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/52-05, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 31919 Ludbrook, N.H. 1971 Large gastropods of the families Diastomatidae and Corithiidae (Mollusca:Gastropoda) in southern Australia. Royal Society of South Australia. Transactions 95(1) p29-48
Usage: Mentioned (p39) Comments:
REFID: 29550 Australian Atomic Energy Commission. 1971 Nineteenth annual report of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission. 1970-1971. Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Annual Report 19
Usage: Mentioned (p44) Comments: Tertiary
REFID: 32648 Cope, R.W. , Playford, P.E. 1971 The Phanerozoic stratigraphy of Western Australia: a correlation chart in two parts. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 1970 p32-33
Usage: Mentioned (p32) Comments: Miocene
REFID: 30954 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1971 Zanthus, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/51-15, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 30917 Geological Survey of South Australia. 1970 Annual report of the Department of Mines, South Australia, 1968-69. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v p21-70
Usage: Mentioned (p55) Comments:
REFID: 31903 Lowry, D.C. 1970 Eucla-Noonaera, Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/52-14 and SI/52-02, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 31923 Ludbrook, N.H. , Johns, R.K. 1970 Geology of South Australia. South Australia. Department of Mines. Year Book 1970 p16
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments:
REFID: 31845 Lindsay, J.M. 1970 Melton Limestone: multiple mid-Tertiary transgressions, south-eastern Gawler Platform. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 33 p2-10
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments:
REFID: 40410 Hunt, G.S. 1970 The origin and development of Mullamullang Cave N37, Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia. Helictite 8(1) p3-26
Usage: Mentioned (p4) Comments:
REFID: 34295 Lindsay, J.M. 1969 Cainozoic foraminifera and stratigraphy of the Adelaide Plains Sub-Basin, South Australia. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 42
Usage: Mentioned (p38) Comments: Fauna
REFID: 34192 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1969 Culver, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/51-04, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 34194 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1969 Madura-Burnabbie, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/52-13 & SH/52-01, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: early Miocene Max age from reference: early Miocene Comments:
REFID: 34180 Firman, J.B. 1969 Quaternary period. IN Parkin L.W.(ed) - Handbook of South Australian geology. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v p204-233
Usage: Mentioned (p229) Comments: Miocene
REFID: 34232 Lowry, D.C. 1969 The origin of small cavities in the limestone of the Bunda Plateau, Eucla Basin. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Report 1968 p74-77
Usage: Mentioned (p76) Comments: Irregular cavities.
REFID: 23671 Harris, W.K. 1966 New and redefined names in South Australian lower Tertiary stratigraphy Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 20 p1-3
Usage: Mentioned (p1) Comments: Overlies the Pidinga Formation.
REFID: 40425 Sexton, R.T. 1965 Caves of the coastal areas of South Australia. Helictite 3(3) p45-58
Usage: Mentioned (p46) Comments:
REFID: 44412 Lowry, D.C. 1969 Naretha Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH51-16. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia Map Legend
Usage: Not recorded (map legend) Max age from reference: Early Miocene Comments: L.Miocene.

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