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Broome Sandstone STRATNO: 2645
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): WA
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as: Broome Beds
Description: Fine- to very coarse-grained sandstone; minor mudstone and conglomerate; deltaic
Comments: See also Lexicon. Formerly considered part of Dampier Group.
Geological province: Bedout Sub-basin
Type state: WAReference section type:
Maximum thickness: 300mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Barremian 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: Valanginian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

Stratigraphic Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status

Chemical Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status


Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Melligo Sandstone overlies Broome Sandstone conformity
Leveque Sandstone overlies Broome Sandstone
Parda Formation overlies Broome Sandstone disconformity
Jarlemai Siltstone underlies Broome Sandstone unconformity
Broome Buchia Beds underlies Broome Sandstone
Mermaid Formation overlies Broome Sandstone
Baleine Formation underlies Broome Sandstone
Samuel Formation overlies Broome Sandstone
Callawa Formation is equivalent to Broome Sandstone
Frezier Sandstone overlies Broome Sandstone disconformity
First Reference:
REFID: 44040 Bureau Mineral Resources, Australia., 1960, Summary of oil-search activities in Australia and New Guinea to June,1959., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report, 41&41a, 68pp

Definition Reference:
REFID: 45153 Wales, D.W., Forman, D.J., 1981, Geological evolution of the Canning Basin, Western Australia., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin, 210

Use on maps:
REFID: 23765 Smith, R.A., 1992, Derby W.A. 1:250 000 hydrogeological sheet SE51-7, Geological Survey of Western Australia. 1:250 000 hydrogeological series., 1v, Map
REFID: 36634 Gibson, D.L., Crowe, R.W.A., Towner, R.R., 1980, Mount Anderson, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-11, 2nd edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v, map
REFID: 37368 Murray, L., Towner, R.R., 1981, Mandora, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-13, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v
REFID: 37369 Gibson, D.L., Walton, D.G., 1981, McLarty Hills, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-15, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v
REFID: 37370 Towner, R.R., Walton, D.G., 1981, Munro, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-14,1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v
REFID: 38878 Towner, R.R., Gibson, D.L., Young, G.A., Moffat, P., 1983, Geology of the Canning Basin, Western Australia, 1:1 000 000 geological map. Plate 2, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v
REFID: 38886 Gibson, D.L., Walton, D.G., 1983, Pender, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-02, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 39857 Towner, R.R., Walton, D.G., 1981, Anketell, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SF/51-02, 2nd edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 40045 Gibson, D.L., Walton, D.G., 1982, Broome, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-06, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v
REFID: 40078 Gibson, D.L., Murray, A., 1983, Lagrange, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-10, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v
REFID: 42572 Laws, A.T., 1991, Broome, W.A., 1:250 000 hydrogeological sheet SE51-6., Geological Survey of Western Australia. 1:250 000 hydrogeological series., 1v, Map
REFID: 42734 Commander, D.P., 1989, Hydrogeological map of Western Australia, 1:2 500 000., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 43307 Gozzard, J.R., 1988, Broome-Roebuck Plains 1:50 000 Environmental Geology, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 64580 Vanderhor, F., Flint, R.B., Tyler, I.M., Hocking, R.M., 2006, 1:500 000 interpreted bedrock geology of Western Australia, 2006 update. Dataset within GeoVIEW.WA (interactive geological map), Geological Survey of Western Australia, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 45153 Wales, D.W. , Forman, D.J. 1981 Geological evolution of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 210
Usage: Defined (App.8-131) Min age from reference: late Neocomian Max age from reference: late Neocomian Comments: See also App.6-95, App.6-112.
REFID: 44998 Veevers, J.J. , Wells, A.T. 1961 The geology of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 60
Usage: Defined (p.179) Comments: Overlies "Broome Buchia Beds". Overlain by Leveque Sandstone. On many pages. p.119,133,146,152,162,182,185,196. See also App.6 p291,296,297.
REFID: 45158 Towner, R.R. , Gibson, D.L. 1983 Geology of the onshore Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 215
Usage: Fully described (p14) Comments: See also p13.
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 (p351) Comments: Formerly Broome Beds.
REFID: 64580 Vanderhor, F. , Flint, R.B. , Tyler, I.M. , Hocking, R.M. 2006 1:500 000 interpreted bedrock geology of Western Australia, 2006 update. Dataset within GeoVIEW.WA (interactive geological map) Geological Survey of Western Australia map
Usage: Described (map legend) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Fine- to coarse-grained sandstone; minor mudstone and conglomerate.
REFID: 23766 Smith, R.A. 1992 Explanatory notes on the Derby 1:250 000 hydrogeological sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. Explanatory Notes 1v 45p
Usage: Described (p13 Tb. 2) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Late Jurassic Comments: Consists of fine to coarse sandstone with conglomerate near the base. Thickness: 254m. See also p29.
REFID: 42571 Laws, A.T. 1991 Explanatory notes on the Broome 1:250 000 hydrogeological sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. 1:250 000 hydrogeological series. 1v 37pp + map
Usage: Described (p13) Comments: Cretaceous
REFID: 44143 Middleton, M.F. 1990 Canning Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 p425-457
Usage: Described (p.431 Table 4-19; p.449-450) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: 274m thick in Tappers Inlet 1; fine to coarse sandstone, mudstone; shallow marine (tidal). Conformably(?) overlies the Jarlemai Siltstone; is overlain conformably by Melligo Sandstone and disconformably by Parda Formation, Emeriau and Frezier Sandstones. Onshore facies equivalent of Mermaid Formation. Type section at Gantheaume Point (BROOME: 17deg 58' 30" S, 122deg 10' 30" E). Contains dinosaur footprints in Broome area.
REFID: 7433 Yeates, A.N. , Gibson, D.L. , Towner, R.R. , Crowe, R.W.A. 1984 Regional Geology of the Onshore Canning Basin, W.A IN Purcell, P.G. (ed). The Canning Basin, W.A.: Proceedings of the Geological Society of Australia/Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Symposium, Perth. Geological Society of Australia 1v p23-55
Usage: Described (p25 Fig.2, p42, pp44-45, p52.) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Canning Basin. Shallow marine-tidal clastics. Up to 274 m thick. Contains plant fossils and rare bivalves; alternating traction current and suspension deposits; scour-and-fill, rippled sandstone and mudstone drapes. Excellent fresh-water aquifer. , Includes Jowlaenga Formation and Leveque Sandstone. , Overlies Jarlemai Siltstone. Is overlain by Melligo Sandstone. Is disconformably overlain by Parda Formation, Frezier Sandstone, and by Emeriau Sandstone in the far north of the basin. , Sandstone, minor mudstone.
REFID: 22738 Towner, R.R. 1982 1:250 000 Geological Series - Explanatory Notes Munro Western Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 22p
Usage: Described (9,13,14,16,17, map) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Max thickness 265 m. Overlain by Parda Formation; underlain by Jarlemai Siltstone.
REFID: 44357 Towner, R.R. 1982 Anketell, Western Australia. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SF51-2. Explanatory Notes. Second Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 22pp
Usage: Described (p14,Tb.1 p8) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 23212 Gibson, D.L. 1982 McLarty Hills, Western Australia. 1:250 000 Geological Series - Explanatory Notes Geological Survey of Western Australia. Explanatory Notes 1v
Usage: Described (Table.1 p11) Max age from reference: Neocomian Comments: Partly equivalent to Mowla Sandstone.
REFID: 35711 Leech, R.E.J. 1979 Geology and groundwater resources of the southwestern Canning Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 1979/9
Usage: Described (p27) Comments: See also Table 3,stratigraphy. Hydrogeology on p37..
REFID: 70774 Dent, L.M. 2016 Characterization and correlation of lower Permian strata, Canning Basin, Western Australia, and implications for CO2 sequestration Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 149 104p
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Min age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Max age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Comments: Canning Basin. , Unconformably overlies the Jarlemai Siltstone. Overlain by the Frezier Sandstone, Parda Formation and Melligo Sandstone. Equivalent to the Callawa and Cronin Formations.
REFID: 70154 Geological Survey of Western Australia 2015 Kimberley 2015 Geological Information Series Geological Survey of Western Australia USB
Usage: Briefly described (500k_interpgeop14_lut.csv) Min age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Max age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Comments: , 100-145 Ma , Fine- to coarse-grained sandstone; minor mudstone and conglomerate
REFID: 70065 Geoscience Australia 2015 Roebuck Basin: Rowley Sub-basin IN: Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Geoscience Australia (GA) 2 documents 25pp
Usage: Briefly described (Rowley: Fig.2; p2. Regional: Fig.4; p4) Min age from reference: Barremian Max age from reference: Valanginian Comments: Roebuck Basin and offshore Canning Basin. Delta sands form reservoirs. , Overlies Baleine Formation. Is overlain and enclosed by Mermaid Formation.
REFID: 69312 Ghori, K.A.R. 2013 Petroleum geochemistry and petroleum systems modelling of the Canning Basin, Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 124 33p
Usage: Briefly described (p3) Min age from reference: Barremian Max age from reference: Berriasian Comments: Canning Basin. , Unconformably (or disconformably) overlies the Jarlemai Siltstone. Overlain by the Samuel Formation. , Sandstone.
REFID: 67202 Roach, I.C. 2010 Geological and energy implications of the Paterson Province airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey, Western Australia. Geoscience Australia. Record 2010/12 318pp
Usage: Briefly described (p43, p44 Fig.2.10, p128) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: One of the dominant aquifers in the Canning Basin. Conductivity image. , Overlies the Jarlemai Siltstone. Unconformably overlain by the Callawa Formation.
REFID: 66193 Jones, A.T. , Gorter, J.D. , Kennard, J.M. 2010 Haines Structure: a probable Eocene complex impact structure in the offshore Canning Basin, Western Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 57(5) pp567-576
Usage: Briefly described (p569 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: in offshore Canning Basin, underlies the Mermaid Formation
REFID: 65301 Haines, P.W. 2009 Geology and petroleum prospectivity of state acreage release areas L09-1 and L09-2, Broome Platform, Canning Basin Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2009/3 10p
Usage: Briefly described (p5 Fig. 4) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Geological province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 65553 Geological Survey of Western Australia 2009 Geology of James Price Point, Broome Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v 6p
Usage: Briefly described (p1-2, Fig 2-6) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Exposed as rock pavements at James Price Point 60 km north of Broome. Contains dinosaur (sauropod) foot prints and body impressions. , ~130 Ma. , Fine to coarse grained, grey to buff, some parts orange in colour.
REFID: 65449 Haines, P.W. 2009 The Carribuddy Group and the Worral Formation, Canning Basin, Western Australia: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and petroleum potential Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 105 60p
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: , Unconformably overlies Jarlemai Siltstone. Lateral equivalent of Callawa and Cronin Formations. Is overlain by Frezier and Melligo Sandstones and Parda Formation.
REFID: 64449 Semeniuk, V. 2008 Holocene sedimentation, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and history of the Canning Coast, north-western Australia Supplement to Volume 91 Part 1 Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia supplement to Vol. 91 Part 1 53-148p
Usage: Briefly described (p62 Tb. 2) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Consists of cross-bedded, bedded to laminated, fine to very coarse sandstone, mudstone and minor conglomerate.
REFID: 64643 Hocking, R.M. , Playford, P.E. , Haines, P.W. , Mory, A.J. 2008 Paleozoic geology of the Canning Basin - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2008/18 40p
Usage: Briefly described (p3 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Max age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 61021 Ferdinando, D. , Sonego, J. , Champ, P. 2005 Petroleum Systems of the central Broome Platform, Western Canning Basin Petroleum in Western Australia (PWA) April 2005 p35-40
Usage: Briefly described (p36 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Hauterivian Max age from reference: Berriasian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 22753 O'Brien, P.E. , Lindsay, J.F. , Knauer, K. , Sexton, M.J. 1998 Sequence stratigraphy of a sandstone-rich Permian glacial succession, Fitzroy Trough, Canning Basin, Western Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 45(4) p533-545
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.3 p585) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous 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 (fig2) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 42930 Ferguson, J. , Etminan, H. , Ghassemi, F. 1993 Geochemistry of deep formation waters in the Canning Basin, Western Australia, and their relationships to Zn-Pb mineralization. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(5) p471-483
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.1 p473) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Unconformable over Jarlemai Siltstone. Geological Province: Canning Basin. Deltaic deposits.
REFID: 42814 Tyler, I.M. , Griffin, T.J. , Playford, P.E. 1993 Yampi, Western Australia, second edition - 1:250 000 geological Series Explanatory Notes, sheet SE51-3. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v 32p
Usage: Briefly described (p24) Comments:
REFID: 23765 Smith, R.A. 1992 Derby W.A. 1:250 000 hydrogeological sheet SE51-7 Geological Survey of Western Australia. 1:250 000 hydrogeological series. 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 42572 Laws, A.T. 1991 Broome, W.A., 1:250 000 hydrogeological sheet SE51-6. Geological Survey of Western Australia. 1:250 000 hydrogeological series. 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 42792 Foster, C.B. , Williams, G.E. 1991 Late Ordovician-Early Silurian age for the Mallowa Salt of the Carribuddy Group, Canning Basin, Western Australia, based on occurrences of Tetrahedraletes medinensis Strother & Traverse 1979. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 38(2) p223-228
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1 P225) Comments:
REFID: 42338 Williams, G.E. 1991 Milankovitch-band cyclicity in bedded halite deposits contemporaneous with Late Ordovician-Early Silurian glaciation, Canning Basin, Western Australia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 103(1/4) p143-155
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1 P145) Comments:
REFID: 42477 White, M.E. 1990 The Nature of Hidden Worlds. Reed Books Pty Ltd 1v 256pp
Usage: Briefly described (p155) Comments:
REFID: 42734 Commander, D.P. 1989 Hydrogeological map of Western Australia, 1:2 500 000. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 43307 Gozzard, J.R. 1988 Broome-Roebuck Plains 1:50 000 Environmental Geology Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 64186 Karajas, J. , Kernick, C.N. 1984 A prospective Nita Formation reservoir trend on the Broome Platform IN Purcell, P.G. (ed.) " The Canning Basin, W.A. Proceedings of the Geological Society of Australia and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Canning Basin Symposium, Perth, 1984" Geological Society of Australia 1v p169-177
Usage: Briefly described (p171, p170 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Neocomian Max age from reference: Neocomian Comments: Upper most unit of the Broome Platform. Max thickness: 266m.
REFID: 22765 Gibson, D.L. 1983 Explanatory Notes on the Lagrange 1:250 000 geological sheet Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 19p
Usage: Briefly described (P6, P10, Table1) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Late Jurassic Comments: Maximum thickness of 192m, Overlies Jarlemai Siltstone and underlies Melligo Sandstone
REFID: 22718 Gibson, D.L. 1983 Explanatory Notes on the Pender 1:250 000 geological sheet Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 17p
Usage: Briefly described (P4, P8, Table1) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 22767 Gibson, D.L. , Crowe, R.W.A. 1982 Explanatory Notes on the Mount Anderson 1:250 000 geological sheet (Second Edition) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 44p
Usage: Briefly described (Table3 P12, P23) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 24062 Warris, B.J. 1976 Canning Basin, off-shore 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 p185-188
Usage: Briefly described (p186 Table 1) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 24061 Horstman, E.L. , Lyons, D.A. , Nott, S.A. , Broad, D.S. 1976 Canning Basin, on-shore 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 p170-184
Usage: Briefly described (p183) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 69297 Totterdell, J.M. , Hall, L. , Hashimoto, T. , Owen, K. , Bradshaw, M.T. 2014 Petroleum geology inventory of Australia's offshore frontier basins. Geoscience Australia. Record 2014/09 519p
Usage: Mentioned (p337, p352) Min age from reference: Barremian Max age from reference: Valanginian Comments: Broome Platform of the Canning Basin and Canning Basin. , Overlies the Mowla Sandstone. Overlies or is interbedded with the Mermaid Formation. Overlain by the Melligo Sandstone.
REFID: 68811 Ivkovic, K.M. , Marshall, S.K. , Carey, H. , Morgan, L.K. , Sundaram, B. , Dixon-Jain, P. , Caruana, L. , Garlapati, N. , Werner, A.D. 2013 A national-scale vulnerability assessment of seawater intrusion. Coastal aquifer typology Geoscience Australia. Record 2013/4 197pp
Usage: Mentioned (p77, p78, p79) Comments: Forms extensive platforms and low cliffs. See also p127 tbl 14, p154 app 1, p173 tbl 34. , Unconformably overlies the Jarlemai Siltstone.
REFID: 68902 Alavi, S.N. 2013 Structure, stratigraphy, and petroleum prospectivity of the Waukarlycarly Embayment, Canning Basin, Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2013/10 32pp
Usage: Mentioned (p9 fig 5) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: , Unconformably overlies Jarlemai Siltstone. Overlain by Samuel and Parda Formations, Frezier and Melligo Sandstones.
REFID: 69182 3D-GEO Pty Ltd 2013 Western Australia carbon dioxide geological storage atlas Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 126 300p
Usage: Mentioned (Ch4 p9, Ch4 p30-p35) Min age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Max age from reference: Lower Cretaceous Comments: Canning Basin. See also Ch4 p45, Ch4 p47, Ch4 p65, Ch4 p83-p84. , Unconformably overlies the Jarlemai Siltstone. Overlain by the Frezier Sandstone, Parda Formation and Melligo Sandstone.
REFID: 68007 Haines, P.W. 2011 Geological Appraisal of Petroleum Exploration Well Patience 2, Canning Basin, Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2011/11
Usage: Mentioned (p4, p7-8) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Canning Basin. About 200m thick in Patience 1 well. , Lateral equivalent of Callawa Formation. , Very light grey, very fine- to very coarse-grained, angular to sub-rounded, quartz sandstone; minor lithic grains, feldspar and mica.
REFID: 13255 Smith, S.A. , Tingate, P.R. , Griffiths, C.M. , Hull, J.N.F. 1999 The structural development and petroleum potential of the Roebuck Basin APPEA Journal 39(1) 364-385
Usage: Mentioned (p369) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Roebuck Basin. , Overlies Egret Formation. Is overlain by Mermaid Formation.
REFID: 64982 King, M.R. 1998 The Palaeozoic play in the south Canning Basin - results of Looma 1. IN Purcell, P.G. and Purcell, R.R. "The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia 2; Proceedings. West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Western Australia, 1998" Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Proceedings. p695-714
Usage: Mentioned (p700.) Comments:
REFID: 43746 Jackson, M.J. , Zeilinger, I. , Kennard, J.M. , Southgate, P.N. 1994 Canning Basin Project (Stage II) - Geochemical and Porosity/Permeability Data. Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1994/59 p1-239
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p11) Min age from reference: Barremian Max age from reference: Berriasian Comments:
REFID: 43656 Kennard, J.M. , Jackson, M.J. , Romine, K.K. , Southgate, P.N. 1994 Canning Basin Project Stage II - Geohistory Modelling Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1996/67 p1-243
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p8) Min age from reference: Barremian Max age from reference: Berriasian Comments:
REFID: 43666 Shaw, R.D. , Sexton, M.J. , Zeilinger, I. 1994 The Tectonic Framework of the Canning Basin, WA, including 1:2 million Structural Elements Map of the Canning Basin Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1994/48 p1-89 + Maps
Usage: Mentioned (p45,Table 2) Min age from reference: Valanginian Max age from reference: Berriasian Comments:
REFID: 24449 McCracken, S. 1994 Timing of Hydrocarbon Migration into the Admiral Bay Fault Zone, Canning Basin IN Purcell, P.G. and Purcell R.R. (eds), The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia: Proceedings of Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Symposium. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Proceedings. 1 p739-751
Usage: Mentioned (p744) Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 43173 Stagg, H.M.J. , Alcock, M. , Bedford, J. , Cathro, D. , Chudyk, E. , Hogan, A. , James, M. , Mihut, D. , McNamara, T. , Miller, L. , Milnes, S. , Reynolds, H. , Robson, R. , Schuler, R. , Sewter, D. , Wierzbicki, W. 1993 Deep structure of the Offshore Canning Basin, Northwest Shelf:SNOWS-3 (Survey 120) Post-cruise Report Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/56 60p
Usage: Mentioned (13) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Late Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 43563 Jones, P.J. , Young, G.C. 1993 Summary of Phanerozoic biostratigraphy and palaeontology of the Canning Basin (Lennard Shelf) Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/4 p1-62
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p5) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 43818 Ghassemi, F. , Etminan, H. , Ferguson, J. 1992 A reconnaissance investigation of the major Paleozoic aquifers in the Canning Basin, Western Australia, in relation to Zn-Pb mineralization. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 13(1) p37-57
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2.p39) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 23722 Tyler, I.M. , Griffin, T.J. 1992 Explanatory notes on the Yampi 1:250 000 Geological Sheet Western Australia (Second Edition) Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 1992/8 49p
Usage: Mentioned (p35) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 42473 McNamara, K.J. , Long, J.A. , Brimmell, K. 1991 Catalogue of type fossils in the Western Australian Museum. Western Australian Museum. Records Supp. 39 106pp
Usage: Mentioned (p93) Comments:
REFID: 41730 Goldstein, B.A. 1989 Waxings and wanings in stratigraphy, play concepts and prospectivity in the Canning Basin. APEA Journal 29(1) p466-508
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 45168 Lau, J.E. , Commander, D.P. , Jacobson, G. 1987 Hydrogeology of Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 227
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments:
REFID: 41169 Begg, J. 1987 Structuring and controls on Devonian reef development on the north-west Barbwire and adjacent terraces, Canning Basin. APEA Journal 27(1) p137-151
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) 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.11) Comments:
REFID: 38878 Towner, R.R. , Gibson, D.L. , Young, G.A. , Moffat, P. 1983 Geology of the Canning Basin, Western Australia, 1:1 000 000 geological map. Plate 2, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Aptian Max age from reference: Tithonian Comments: Tithonian - Aptian
REFID: 40078 Gibson, D.L. , Murray, A. 1983 Lagrange, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-10, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 38886 Gibson, D.L. , Walton, D.G. 1983 Pender, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-02, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 40045 Gibson, D.L. , Walton, D.G. 1982 Broome, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-06, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 22801 Towner, R.R. 1982 Explanatory Notes on the Joanna Spring 1:250 000 geological sheet Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 20p
Usage: Mentioned (P13) Comments:
REFID: 22717 Hickman, A.H. , Gibson, D.L. 1982 Explanatory Notes on the Port Hedland-Bedout Island Geological Sheet (Second Edition) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 28p
Usage: Mentioned (P13) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 39857 Towner, R.R. , Walton, D.G. 1981 Anketell, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SF/51-02, 2nd edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 37368 Murray, L. , Towner, R.R. 1981 Mandora, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-13, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 37369 Gibson, D.L. , Walton, D.G. 1981 McLarty Hills, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-15, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 37370 Towner, R.R. , Walton, D.G. 1981 Munro, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-14,1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 36634 Gibson, D.L. , Crowe, R.W.A. , Towner, R.R. 1980 Mount Anderson, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-11, 2nd edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 35969 Leech, R.E.J. 1979 Geology and groundwater resources of the southwestern Canning Basin, Western Australia. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Annual Report 1978 p66-74
Usage: Mentioned (p66) Comments: Hydrogeology discussed P70.
REFID: 46912 Burne, R.V. , Gorter, J.D. , Saxby, J.D. 1979 Source rocks and hydrocarbon potential of the Palaeozoic in the onshore Canning Basin, Western Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 4(2) p125-133
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments: Generalised stratigraphic column.
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: 35275 Stagg, H.M.J. 1978 The geology and evolution of the Scott Plateau. APEA Journal 18(1) p34-43
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.5.) Comments:
REFID: 29693 Baxter, J.L. 1977 Heavy mineral sand deposits of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 10
Usage: Mentioned (p35) Comments:
REFID: 33165 Skwarko, S.K. 1973 A correlation chart for the Cretaceous system in Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 126 p55-64
Usage: Mentioned (Chart) Comments: Correlation chart only
REFID: 32025 Martison, N.W. , McDonald, D.R. , Kaye, P. 1973 Exploration on continental shelf off northwest Australia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 57(6) p972-989
Usage: Mentioned (p978) Comments: Major exploration target
REFID: 32024 Martison, N.W. , McDonald, D.R. , Kaye, P. 1972 Exploration on the continental shelf off north west Australia. Australasian Oil and Gas Review 19(3) p8-18
Usage: Mentioned (p13) Comments: Cretaceous
REFID: 30313 Creevey, K.J. 1971 Recent information and prospects in the Kidson Sub-basin. APEA Journal 11(1) p53-58
Usage: Mentioned (p54) 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: L.Cret.
REFID: 33939 Wopfner, H. , Freytag, I.B. , Heath, G.R. 1970 Basal Jurassic-Cretaceous rocks of western Great Artesian Basin, South Australia: stratigraphy and environment. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 54(3) p383-416
Usage: Mentioned (p393) Comments: Flora. U.Jur. - L.Cret.
REFID: 30110 Challinor, A. 1970 The geology of the offshore Canning Basin, Western Australia. APEA Journal 10(2) p78-90
Usage: Mentioned (p81) Comments: Neocomian - Aptian age. Part of Winning Group.
REFID: 34363 Mollan, R.G. , Craig, R.W. , Lofting, M.J.W. 1969 Geological framework of the continental shelf off northwest Australia. APEA Journal 9(2) p49-59
Usage: Mentioned (p56) Comments: Neocomian. See Fig.7.
REFID: 34548 Veevers, J.J. 1969 Palaeogeography of the Timor Sea region. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 6 (2) 125-140
Usage: Mentioned (p131) Comments: Lower Cretaceous
REFID: 45011 Skwarko, S.K. 1966 Cretaceous stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Northern Territory. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 73 135pp
Usage: Not recorded (p64,71,72) Max age from reference: Neocomian Comments:
REFID: 44997 Brunnschweiler, R.O. 1960 Marine fossils from the Upper Jurassic and the Lower Cretaceous of Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 59
Usage: Not recorded (p.25,38) Max age from reference: Neocomian Comments:
REFID: 44040 Bureau Mineral Resources, Australia. 1960 Summary of oil-search activities in Australia and New Guinea to June,1959. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 41&41a 68pp
Usage: Not recorded (p43) Comments:

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