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Archerfield Sandstone STRATNO: 26350
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Sandstone.
Comments: Stated to be within the Vane Subgroup and the Jerrys Plain Subgroup (Wittingham Coal Measures) - which needs to be determined - either base oif the latter or top of the former?
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 30m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
Top of unit -
Minimum age: Late Permian Ma: % 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: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Jerrys Plains Subgroup overlies Archerfield Sandstone
Bulga Formation underlies Archerfield Sandstone
First Reference:
REFID: 29942 Britten, R.A., 1972, A review of the stratigraphy of the Singleton Coal Measures and its significance to coal geology and mining in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales in Newcastle Conference,1972., AusIMM, 1v, p11-22

Use on maps:
REFID: 39346 Summerhayes, G., 1983, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological map. Sheet 9033-11-N, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 39830 McIlveen, G.R., 1984, Singleton, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological series map. Sheet 9132-IV-N, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 43257 Glen, R.A., Beckett, J., 1993, Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology, New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources, 1v, Map
REFID: 50268 Roberts, J., Engel, B., Chapman, J. (ed.), 1991, Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 29942 Britten, R.A. 1972 A review of the stratigraphy of the Singleton Coal Measures and its significance to coal geology and mining in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales in Newcastle Conference,1972. AusIMM 1v p11-22
Usage: Fully described (p11) Comments:
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: Described (p524 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Jerrys Plains Subgroup (Wittingham Coal Measures, Singleton Supergroup). Max. thickness: 25m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 44244 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. 1991 Geology of the Camberwell, Dungog, and Bulahdelah 1:100 000 sheets 9133, 9233, 9333. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 382pp
Usage: Described (p237) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Overlies Bulga Formation (Vane Subgroup); underlies Jerrys Plains Subgroup. Max. thickess: >30m.
REFID: 68003 Barnes, R. , Dawson, M. , Spiller, F. 2002 Geology - Integration and upgrade: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2). A project undertaken for the Resource and Conservation Assessment Council; NSW Western regional assessments Geological Survey of New South Wales WRA / 19 157pp
Usage: Briefly described (p38 Fig.3-j, p130.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. , Unit in Wittingham Coal Measures. , Overlies Bulga Formation. Is overlain by Jerrys Plains Subgroup. , Well-sorted quartz lithic sandstone.
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 (p23 Table 1, p51 Table 5.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield. , Unit in Wittingham Coal Measures. , Overlies Bulga Formation and Vane Subgroup. Is overlain by Jerrys Plains Subgroup. , Massive well-sorted sandstone.
REFID: 61529 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1997 Structure and tectonics along the inner edge of a foreland basin: the Hunter Coalfield in the northern Sydney Basin, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 44(6) p853-877
Usage: Briefly described (p857 Fig. 3a) Comments: At base of Jerrys Plain Subgroup. Overlain by Jerrys Plains Group; overlies Bulga Formation. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 61315 New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources 1995 Sydney Basin IN Stewart, R. and Adler, D. (eds.) "New South Wales Wales Petroleum Potential" - Bulletin New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Geology Branch. Bulletin 1 p163-188
Usage: Briefly described (Table SY1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Wittingham Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin/Hunter Valley area.
REFID: 43257 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1993 Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Wittingham Coal Measures.
REFID: 43017 Briggs, D.J.C. 1993 Time control in the Permian of the Sydney-Bowen Basin and the New England Orogen; In Findlay, Unrug, Banks, & Veevers (eds) Gondwana Eight. Assembly, evolution and dispersal. Proceedings of the Eighth Gondwana Symposium, Hobart, Tasmania, A A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam 1v p371-383
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.1,p372) Comments:
REFID: 50268 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. (ed.) 1991 Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133 Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Tatarian Max age from reference: Tatarian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Of the Wittingham Coal Measures. Overlies Vane Subgroup. Underlies Jerrys Plains Subgroup.
REFID: 42182 McElroy, C.T. , Rose, G. 1990 Historical review of coal geology in New South Wales. IN Glasson K.R., Rattigan J.H. (eds.)- Geological aspects of the discovery of some important mineral deposits in Australia. AusIMM. Monograph Series 17 p245-316
Usage: Briefly described (p299) Comments:
REFID: 42916 New South Wales. Dept. Minerals & Energy 1989 Coalfield Review -- Hunter Coalfield. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 23 p23-29
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 41902 Kellett, J.R. , Williams, B.G. , Ward, J.K. 1989 Hydrogeochemistry of the upper Hunter River Valley, New South Wales. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 221
Usage: Briefly described (p5 Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 37087 Britten, R.A. 1975 Singleton-Muswellbrook district. IN Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p191-205
Usage: Briefly described (p197) Comments:
REFID: 61770 Roberts, J. , Geeve, R.J. 1999 Allochthonous forearc blocks and their influence on an orogenic timetable for the Southern New England Orogen IN Flood, P. G. (ed.) "Regional Geology Tectonics and Metallogenesis: New England Orogen" - papers presented at a conference .... University of New England, Armidale 1999" - NEO '99 Conference Not Recorded
Usage: Mentioned (p111) Comments: Unconformably underlain by Foybrook Formation.
REFID: 42648 Wootton, P. , Doyle, J.F. , Balfe, P.E. , Barton, C.M. , Black, T.M. , Bolger, P.F. , Bowman, R.G. , Sutcliffe, G. 1993 Chapter 2. Geological setting of deposits. IN A.J.Hargraves & C.H.Martin (eds) - Australasian Coal Mining Practice. 2nd edn. AusIMM. Monograph Series 12 p31-55
Usage: Mentioned (p37) Comments:
REFID: 42922 Beckett, J. 1989 Drilling Programs for Land Use Planning. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 22 p38-40
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.14) Comments:
REFID: 41604 Brunton, J.S. , Moloney, J. 1989 Geology and coal resources of the Maison Dieu area, near Singleton, Hunter Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 75 p1-12
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 41054 McMinn, A. 1987 Palynostratigraphy of the Stroud Gloucester Trough, N.S.W. Alcheringa 11(2) p151-164
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 41010 Sniffin, M.J. , Beckett, J. , Moloney, J. 1987 The geology, coal resources, and hydrocarbon occurrence within A376, Bulga area, Hunter Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 69 p9-21
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments:
REFID: 40330 Hunt, J.W. , Brakel, A.T. , Smyth, M. 1986 Origin and distribution of the Bayswater seam and correlatives in the Permian Sydney and Gunnedah Basins, Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Journal 6 p59-75
Usage: Mentioned (p66) Comments: See also Fig.4
REFID: 40805 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1986 Stratigraphy of the Jerrys Plains Subgroup of the Wittingham Coal Measures in the Singleton-Muswellbrook Coal District of the Hunter Valley. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 22(1) p129-143
Usage: Mentioned (p133) Comments:
REFID: 40166 Slansky, J.M. 1985 Geochemistry of high-temperature coal ashes and the sedimentary environment of the New South Wales coals, Australia. International Journal of Coal Geology 5(4) p339-376
Usage: Mentioned (p347) Comments: See also Table 1
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 (p304) Comments:
REFID: 39830 McIlveen, G.R. 1984 Singleton, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological series map. Sheet 9132-IV-N, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 39346 Summerhayes, G. 1983 Muswellbrook, New South Wales, 1:25 000 geological map. Sheet 9033-11-N, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian 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
Usage: Mentioned (p1) Comments:
REFID: 31375 Holmes, G.G. 1976 Goulburn Valley coal drilling. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 23 p2-14
Usage: Mentioned (p4) Comments: Stratigraphy
REFID: 29944 Britten, R.A. , Smyth, M. , Bennett, A.J.R. , Shibaoka, M. 1975 Environmental interpretations of Gondwana Coal Measure Sequences in Gondwana Geology: Papers from the 3rd Gondwana Symposium, Canberra, 1973. International Union of Geology & Geophysics. Commission on Stratigraphy 1v p233-247
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.18) Comments:
REFID: 29943 Britten, R.A. , Smyth, M. 1973 The Bayswater Coal Member of the Singleton Coal Measures of New South Wales. AusIMM 248 p37-47
Usage: Mentioned (p37) Comments: See also p39.

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