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State Mine Creek Formation STRATNO: 25699
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: 14-NOV-13
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Description: Claystone, mudstone, siltstone; thin coal.
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: 31.5m 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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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: 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 (p110) Comments:
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 5 to 10 m thick at the west, gradually thickening eastwards. , Unit in Charbon Subgroup. , Includes Moolarben and Turill Coal Members, and the "Lennox seam" or the "Goulburn seam" at the top. , Overlies Moolarben Coal Member. Is overlain by Middle River Coal Member or by Gap Sandstone. , Claystone, mudstone, siltstone, minor sandstone and coal seams; common worm burrows and plant remains.
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 Wallerawang Subgroup (Illawarra Coal Measures). Contains the Moolarben coal seam. Claystone, mudstone, siltstone; thin coal. Max. thickness: 30m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. See also p526 App.1 Tb.A1.9.
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: Briefly described (p82) Comments:
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 (Fig.4) Comments:
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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