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Champion Bay Group STRATNO: 25840
Current: Yes Rank: Group, Suite Status: Formal State(s): WA
Category: Other new published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Ferruginous sandstone, fossiliferous limestone, grey to black shale
Comments: See also Lexicon.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: WAReference section type:
Maximum thickness: mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Bajocian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Aalenian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Chapman Group underlies Champion Bay Group
Yarragadee Formation overlies Champion Bay Group
First Reference:
REFID: 48615 West Australian Petroleum Pty Ltd, 1964, Summary of data and results: Perth Basin, Western Australia - Jurien No.1, Abbarwardoo No.1, Eganu No.1, Petroleum Search Subsidy Acts. Publication, 55, 22 pp

Definition Reference:
REFID: 36293 Playford, P.E., Cockbain, A.E., Low, G.H., 1976, Geology of the Perth Basin, Western Australia., Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin, 124

Use on maps:
REFID: 30948 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1971, Geraldton-Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-01 & SH/49-04, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 30963 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1973, Dongara-Hill River, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-05 & SH/50-09, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v


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REFID: 36293 Playford, P.E. , Cockbain, A.E. , Low, G.H. 1976 Geology of the Perth Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 124
Usage: Defined (p147) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Middle Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 31910 Lowry, D.C. 1974 Dongara-Hill River, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/50-05. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 33pp
Usage: Described (p22) Comments: Table 1
REFID: 32649 Playford, P.E. , Horwitz, R.C. , Peers, R. , Baxter, J.L. 1970 Geraldton, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/50-01. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 39pp
Usage: Described (p24) Comments: See also Table 1
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, p52 fig 2b) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Aaelenian Comments: Perth Basin. Hosts invertebrate (ammonites) and vertebrate body fossil assemblages. , Newmarracarra Limestone , Overlies Chapman group, overlain by Yarragadee Formation , Interbedded siltstone and limestone.
REFID: 64635 Mory, A.J. , Hocking, R.M. 2008 Geology of Kalbarri and Mingenew areas - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2008/11 34p
Usage: Briefly described (p4 Fig.3, p16 ) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Aalenian Comments: Best-exposed section is in Bringo rail cutting. , Includes the Colalura Sandstone, Bringo Shale, Newmarracarra Limestone and Kojarena Sandstone. , Overlies the Chapman Group.
REFID: 61811 Mory, A.J. , Haig, D.W. , McLoughlin, S. , Hocking, R.M. 2005 Geology of the northern Perth Basin, Western Australia - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2005/9 71p
Usage: Briefly described (p3 Fig.2, pp29-31, p33.) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Aalenian Comments: Northern Perth Basin. Is laterally equivalent to the Cadda Formation, further to the south. At Bringo, records a short-lived marine transgression within otherwise dominantly fluvial facies. Lower erosional contact is a significant sequence boundary. , Includes Colalura Sandstone at base, then Bringo Shale, Newmarracarra Limestone, and Kojarena Sandstone at top. , Overlies Chapman Group.
REFID: 24020 Craig, R.S. 2002 A new Jurassic Rhynchonellide Brachiopod from the Newmarracarra Limestone, Perth Basin, Western Australia Western Australian Museum. Records 20(4) p387-392
Usage: Briefly described (p387) Comments: Geological Province: Perth Basin
REFID: 23578 Langford, R.L. 2001 Regolith-landform resources of the Howatharrra 1:50 000 sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2001/7 61p
Usage: Briefly described (p7) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 43495 Mory, A.J. 1995 Geology of the Mingenew-Dongara 1:100 000 Sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. Explanatory Notes 1v 39p
Usage: Briefly described (11-16) Comments:
REFID: 44144 Cockbain, A.E. 1990 Perth Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 p495-525
Usage: Briefly described (p505 Tb.4-21, p514-515) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Playford (1959). , Includes Kojarena and Colalura Sandstones, Newmarracarra Limestone and Bringo Shale. , Shale, siltstone, sandstone, limestone.
REFID: 41729 Marshall, J.F. , Lee, C.S. , Ramsay, D.C. , Moore, A.M.G. 1989 Tectonic controls on sedimentation and maturation in the offshore North Perth Basin. APEA Journal 29(1) p450-465
Usage: Briefly described (p454) Comments:
REFID: 41284 Warris, B.J. 1988 The geology of the Mount Horner oilfield, Perth Basin, Western Australia. APEA Journal 28(1) p88-99
Usage: Briefly described (p90) Comments:
REFID: 23816 Playford, P.E. , Cope, R.W. , Cockbain, A.E. , Low, G.H. , Lowry, D.C. 1975 Perth Basin IN Geology of Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 2
Usage: Briefly described (p243) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments: Geological Province: Perth Basin.
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: Briefly described (p243) Comments:
REFID: 60376 Gorter, J.D. , Hearty, D.J. , Bond, A.J. 2004 Jurassic petroleum systems in the Houtman Sub-basin, Northwestern Offshore Perth Basin, Western Australia: A Fronteir Petroleum Province on the Doorstep? APPEA Journal 44(1) p13-57
Usage: Mentioned (p16, p21) Comments: Includes; Newmarracarra Limestone.
REFID: 24160 Abeysinghe, P.B. 2002 Bentonite, attapulgite and common clays in Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 20 202p
Usage: Mentioned (p94) Comments: Perth Basin. , Shale, siltstone, sandstone and limestone.
REFID: 23279 Mory, A.J. , Iasky, R.P. 1996 Stratigraphy and structure of the onshore northern Perth Basin Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 46 102pp
Usage: Mentioned (p28) Comments:
REFID: 43031 Cadman, S.J. , Pain, L. , Vuckovic, V. 1994 Perth Basin, Western Australia. Australian Petroleum Accumulations. Report 10 103pp
Usage: Mentioned (p17) Comments:
REFID: 43710 Burger, D. 1991 Results of a preliminary palynological examination of Mesozoic grab samples from the North West Shelf. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Record 1991/84 p1-33
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments:
REFID: 41625 Hall, R.L. 1989 Lower Bajocian ammonites (Middle Jurassic; Soninniidae) from the Newmarracarra Limestone, Western Australia. Alcheringa 13(1) p1-20
Usage: Mentioned (p1) 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: 33022 Schmidt, P.W. , Embleton, B.J.J. 1976 Palaeomagnetic results from sediments of the Perth Basin, Western Australia, and their bearing on the timing of regional lateritisation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 19(4) p257-273
Usage: Mentioned (p259) Comments:
REFID: 35282 Johnstone, M.H. , Jones, D.K. , Pearson, G.R. , Smith, D.N. , Thomas, B.M. 1976 The Phanerozoic of the Perth and Carnarvon Basins, Western Australia. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 39C
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 33166 Skwarko, S.K. 1974 Jurassic fossils of Western Australia. 1.Bajocian bivalvia of the Newmarracarra Limestone and the Kojarena Sandstone. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 150 p57-109
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments: Geol. map
REFID: 30963 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1973 Dongara-Hill River, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-05 & SH/50-09, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 30948 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1971 Geraldton-Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-01 & SH/49-04, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments:
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: Jur.
REFID: 48615 West Australian Petroleum Pty Ltd 1964 Summary of data and results: Perth Basin, Western Australia - Jurien No.1, Abbarwardoo No.1, Eganu No.1 Petroleum Search Subsidy Acts. Publication 55 22 pp
Usage: Not recorded (Fig.4.) Comments:

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