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Broughton Formation STRATNO: 2659
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: 05-APR-13
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Volcaniclastic sandstone, conglomerate, mudstone.
Comments: Same as Budgong Sandstone of the Wollongong area? Superseded by Gerringong Volcanics? - see unpublished NSWGS GIS data, 2005. NO, interbedded with Gerringong Volcanics [advice from J.Greenfield, GSNSW OCT-2010]
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 370m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: eruption
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Minimum age: Late Permian 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: Late Permian Ma: 255 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Berry Siltstone underlies Broughton Formation
Gerringong Volcanics is interbedded with Broughton Formation
Cambewarra Latite Member is interbedded with Broughton Formation
Dapto Latite Member is interbedded with Broughton Formation
Saddleback Latite Member is interbedded with Broughton Formation
Bumbo Latite Member is interbedded with Broughton Formation
Blow Hole Latite Member is interbedded with Broughton Formation
Coolangatta Latite Member is interbedded with Broughton Formation
First Reference:
REFID: 38690 Carr, P.F., 1983, A reappraisal of the stratigraphy of the upper Shoalhaven Group and lower Illawarra Coal Measures, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales., Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 106(3/4), p288-297

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REFID: 38690 Carr, P.F. 1983 A reappraisal of the stratigraphy of the upper Shoalhaven Group and lower Illawarra Coal Measures, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 106(3/4) p288-297
Usage: Fully described (p289) Comments:
REFID: 60285 Bann, K.L. , Fielding, C.R. , MacEachern, J.A. , Tye, S.C. 2004 Differentiation of estuarine and offshore marine deposits using ichnology and sedimentology; Permian Pebbley Beach Formation, Sydney Basin, Australia IN McIlroy, D.(ed.) "The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Geological Society of London. Special Publication. 228 p179-211
Usage: Described (p182 Fig.2) Max age from reference: Kungurian Comments: Of the Shoalhaven Group. Overlies Berry Siltstone. Nearshore marine and volcanic. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 23544 Campbell, L.M. , Conaghan, P.J. , Flood, R.H. 2001 Flow-field and palaeogeographic reconstruction of volcanic activity in the Permian Gerringong Volcanic Complex, Southern Sydney Basin, Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(3) p357-375
Usage: Described (p357) Comments: also see Fig 2 p358 and p359. Of the Shoalhaven Group in the Sydney Basin.
REFID: 23896 Carr, P.F. , Jones, B.G. 2001 The influence of palaeoenvironment and lava flux on the emplacement of submarine, near-shore Late Permian basalt lavas, Sydney Basin (Australia) Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 112 p247-266
Usage: Described (p249) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 23442 Doyle, M.G. 2000 Clast shape and textural associations in peperite as a guide to hydromagmatic interactions: Upper Permian basaltic and basaltic andesite examples from Kiama, Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 47(1) p167-177
Usage: Described (p168) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Sydney Basin
REFID: 22488 Carr, P.F. , Pemberton, J.W. , Nunan, E. 1999 Low-grade metamorphism of mafic lavas, Upper Permian Broughton Formation, Sydney Basin. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 46(6) p839-849
Usage: Described (p839) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: subdivided in part into 5 latite members and 3 sandstones
REFID: 67500 Retallack, G.J. 1999 Permafrost palaeoclimate of Permian palaeosols in the Gerringong volcanic facies of New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 46/1 pp11-22
Usage: Described (p11, p12, p12 Tb.1, p16, p18 Fig. 6) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Sydney Basin. Described as early Tatarian age. , ~258 Ma. , Of the Upper Shoalhaven Group. , Includes Jamberoo Sandstone, Blow Hole Latite, Kiama Sandstone, Cambewarra Latite, Dapto Latite, Saddleback Latite, Bumbo Latite, Westley Park Sandstone, Members. , Largely sandstone which interfingers eastwards into a local latite volcanic centre.
REFID: 22433 Rettalack, G.J. 1999 Permafrost paleoclimate of Permian palaeosols in the Gerringong volcanic facies of New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 46(1) 11-22
Usage: Described (p12) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: ~ 255Ma
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 (p532 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of the Shoalhaven Group. Contains 5 latite and 3 sandstone members. Basaltic to andesitic lava and shallow intrusives, shoshonotic; volcaniclastic sandstone, conglomerate, mudstone. Max. thickness: 370m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 63773 Thomas, S.G. , Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. 2007 Lithostratigraphy of the late Early Permian (Kungurian) Wandrawandian Siltstone, New South Wales: record of glaciation? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54(8) 1057-1071
Usage: Briefly described (p1058 Fig. 2, p1069) Min age from reference: Middle Permian Max age from reference: Middle Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Shoshonitic volcanism.
REFID: 60281 Stephenson, A.E. , Burch, G.J. 2004 Preliminary Evaluation of the Petroleum Potential of Australia's Central East Margin Geoscience Australia. Record 2004/06 69p
Usage: Briefly described (Fig. 7 Appendix 1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 24342 Memarian, H. , Fergusson, C.L. 2003 Multiple fracture sets in the southeastern Permian-Triassic Sydney Basin, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(1) p49-61
Usage: Briefly described (p51) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 24313 PESA - NSW Branch 2002 Branch News - New South Wales PESA News 61 p22-24
Usage: Briefly described (p23) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Of the Upper Shoalhaven Group.
REFID: 61609 Arditto, P.A. 2001 Distribution and hydrocarbon potential of the Permian Nowra Sandstone, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the..." Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p239-249
Usage: Briefly described (p240 Tb. 1, p244) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Base of unit consists of basic to intermediate volcanic detritus.
REFID: 22969 Maung, T.U. , Alder, D. , Shaw, R. , Hawley, S. 1997 Offshore Sydney Basin. Box 1 Bureau of Resource Sciences, Petroleum Prospectivity Bulletin
Usage: Briefly described (Fig 2.2) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 22591 Tye, S.C. , Fielding, C.R. , Jones, B.G. 1996 Statigraphy and sedimentology of the Permian Talaterang and Shoalhaven Group in the southermost Sydney Basin, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(1) p57-69
Usage: Briefly described (p 65, Fig 2) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 42787 Arditto, P.A. 1991 A sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Late Permian succession in the Southern Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 38(2) p125-137
Usage: Briefly described (p129) Comments:
REFID: 41580 Carr, P.F. , Jones, B.G. , Middleton, R.G. 1989 Precursor and formation of glendonites in the Sydney Basin. Australian Mineralogist 4(1) p3-12
Usage: Briefly described (p7) Comments:
REFID: 41832 Bull, S.W. , Cas, R.A.F. 1989 Volcanic influences in a storm- and tide-dominated shallow m arine depositional system: The Late Permian Broughton Format ion, southern Sydney Basin, Kiama, NSW. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 36(4) p569-584
Usage: Briefly described (p569) Comments:
REFID: 67663 Danis, C. , O'Neill, C. , Lackie, M. , Twigg, L. , Danis, A. 2011 Deep 3D structure of the Sydney Basin using gravity modelling Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58(5) 517-542
Usage: Mentioned (p518) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Late Permian. Interbedded with 5 latite flows of the Gerringong Volcanics. , Of the Shoalhaven Group.
REFID: 66577 Bray, A. , Hatherly, P. , Fergusson, C.L. 2010 Seismic reflection evidence for the evolution of the Camden Syncline and Lapstone Structural Complex, central Sydney Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 57 993-1004
Usage: Mentioned (p997 Fig.2.) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: , Unit in Shoalhaven Group. , Is overlain by Pheasants Nest Formation.
REFID: 65107 Klootwijk, C. 2009 Sedimentary basins of eastern Australia: paleomagnetic constraints on geodynamic evolution in a global context Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(3) p273-308
Usage: Mentioned (p278) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Provides constraint on Australia's Later Permian "westward loop" pole path. Pre Mesozoic. No radiometric date
REFID: 63832 Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. , Birgenheier, L.P. , Rygel, M.C. , Jones, A.T. , Roberts, J. 2008 Stratigraphic imprint of the Late Palaeozoic Ice Age in eastern Australia: a record of alternating glacial and nonglacial climate regime Geological Society of London. Journal 165 p129-140
Usage: Mentioned (p131 Fig.2, p136) Min age from reference: Roadian Max age from reference: Roadian Comments: Sydney Basin. Seventh (P3) glaciation. Dominantly glaciomarine deposits. , Unit in Shoalhaven Group.
REFID: 62043 Fielding, C.R. , Bann, K.L. , MacEachern, J.A. , Tye, S.C. , Jones, B.G. 2006 Cyclicity in the nearshore marine to coastal, Lower Permian, Pebbley Beach Formation, southern Sydney Basin, Australia: a record of relative sea-level fluctuations at the close of the Late Palaeozoic Gondwanan ice age Sedimentology 53(2) p435-463
Usage: Mentioned (p438 Fig.2. ) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Southern Sydney Basin. , Unit in Shoalhaven Group. , Overlies Berry Siltstone.
REFID: 22578 Herbert, C. 1995 Sequence stratigraphy of the Late Permian Coal Measures in the Sydney Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 42(4) P391-405
Usage: Mentioned (p394) Comments:
REFID: 42974 Le Roux, J.P. , Jones, B.G. 1994 Lithostratigraphy and depositional environment of the Permian Nowra Sandstone in the southwestern Sydney Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(3) p191-203
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p192) Comments: Of Shoalhaven Group.

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