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Laytons Range Conglomerate STRATNO: 26684
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as: Laytons Range Conglomerate Member
Description: Polymictic pebble and cobble ortho- and para-conglomerate; subordinate lenses and beds of coarse-grained, crossbedded sublithic to lithic sandstone. Clasts include chert, volcanics and sedimentary rocks
Comments: Previously mapped as Corindi Conglomerate, but this name has now been discarded. Incorporates the Aberdare Conglomerate.
Geological province: New England Orogen
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 80m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Late Triassic 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 Triassic Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Raceview Formation overlies Laytons Range Conglomerate
First Reference:
REFID: 34340 McElroy, C.T., 1969, The Clarence-Moreton Basin in New South Wales. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 16(1), p457-479

Use on maps:
REFID: 23811 Henley, H.F., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Barnes, R.G., Stroud, W.J., 2001, Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH56-6, 7, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, Map, Map Legend
REFID: 30911 Geological Survey of New South Wales., 1973, New England, New South Wales, 1:500 000 geological series map. 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 31806 Leitch, E.C., Neilson, M.J., Hobson, E., 1971, Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/56-10 & 11, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 32671 Pogson, D.J., 1972, Geological map of New South Wales, scale 1:1 000 000., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 33766 Thomson, J., 1973, Drake, New South Wales, Australia 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9340, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map
REFID: 43150 Wells, A.T., O'Brien, P.E., Brown, T.W., Corbett, P.J., 1994, Geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin (1:500 000 scale map) - First edition, Australian Geological Survey Organisation, 1v, Map
REFID: 60079 Barnes, R.G, Willis, I.L., 1989, Preliminary geological plan of the 1:250 000 Grafton-Maclean sheet area (Plan Number 18345) -SH 56-6, SH 56-7, New South Wales Geological Survey - Report, GS1989/117 (unpubl.), Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 34340 McElroy, C.T. 1969 The Clarence-Moreton Basin in New South Wales. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p457-479
Usage: Fully described (p465) Comments:
REFID: 60995 Willis, I.L. 1994 Stratigraphic implications of regional reconnaissance observations in the southern Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales IN Wells, A.T.O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, NSW and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p48-71
Usage: Described (p55-56, p51 Fig. 3) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of Woogaroo Subgp; equivalent of Aberdare Conglom. Pebble and cobble conglomerate, minor sandstone. Overlain by Raceview Fm or Gatton Sst. Max. thickness: 80m. Geol. Prov: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 39907 Etheridge, L.T. , Hamilton, D.S. , McDonald, I. , McMinn, A. , Smythe, M. 1985 Clarence-Moreton Basin stratigraphic drill hole. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 60 p5-21
Usage: Described (p10) Comments: Sedimentology
REFID: 33476 Thomson, J. 1976 Geology of the Drake 1:100 000 sheet, 9340. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Described (p102) Comments: Mention p90.
REFID: 64665 Queensland Government Mining Journal 2008 Queensland coal inventory [special feature] Queensland Government Mining Journal Spring 2008 p50-?
Usage: Briefly described (p59.) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Clarence-Moreton Basin. , Is overlain by Raceview Formation. , High energy conglomerate and sandstone.
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 (p30, Fig. 18 App 1) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: See also the informal Laytons Range conglomerate. Of the Woogaroo Subgroup (Bundamba Group). Conglomerate, minor sandstone. Overlain by Raceview Formation. Max. thickness: 80m. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 23812 Henley, H.F. , Brown, R.E. , Brownlow, J.W. , Barnes, R.G. , Stroud, W.J. 2001 Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-6 and SH/56-7: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney 1v 292pp
Usage: Briefly described (p35 Tb.4) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of Bundamba GRoup. Maximum thickness: 80m. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 23811 Henley, H.F. , Brown, R.E. , Brownlow, J.W. , Barnes, R.G. , Stroud, W.J. 2001 Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH56-6, 7 Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney Map Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Rhaetian Max age from reference: Rhaetian Comments: Of Woogaroo Subgroup. Polymictic pebble and cobble ortho- and paraconglomerate; subordinate lenses/beds of coarse-grained, crossbedded sublithic to lithic sandstone. Clasts incl. chert, volcanic and sedimentary rock. Geol:Prov: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 24237 New South Wales. Dept. Mineral Resources 2001 Offshore Clarence-Moreton: An Overlooked Basin with Petroleum Potential? IN "Exploration NSW" PESA News. Supplement 1v p5-7
Usage: Briefly described (p6 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
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 (p318-9 Figs. 22.10A, B; p548 Tb A1.12) Min age from reference: Early Jurassic Max age from reference: Rahetian Comments: Of the Woogaroo Subgroup (Bundamba Group). Polymictic pebble-cobble conglomerate (basal rudite); minor sandstone. Max. thickness: 80m. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 61310 New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources 1995 Clarence-Moreton 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 p5-36
Usage: Briefly described (p21, Table C1 (p22-23)) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of the Woogaroo Subgroup. Pebble/cobble conglomerate, minor sandstone. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin
REFID: 12597 Goscombe, P.W. , Coxhead, B.A. 1995 Clarence-Moreton, Surat, Eromanga, Nambour, Mulgildie Basins. IN: Geology of Australian Coal Basins, Ward, C.R., Harrington, H.J., Mallett, C.W., Beeston, J.W., (Editors). Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Special Publication 489-511
Usage: Briefly described (p491, p492 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Rhaetian Max age from reference: Rhaetian Comments: S Clarence-Moreton Basin. Basal, high energy fluvial deposits on top of eroded surface of Ipswich and Nymboida Basins. Appears as Laytons Ranges Cgl in Tb.1. , Unit in Bundamba Group. , Conglomerate, coarse lithic sandstone.
REFID: 43150 Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. , Brown, T.W. , Corbett, P.J. 1994 Geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin (1:500 000 scale map) - First edition Australian Geological Survey Organisation 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of the Woogaroo Subgroup. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 60993 Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. 1994 Lithostratigraphic framework of the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. and O'Brien, P.E. (eds.) "Geology and Petroleum Potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p4-47
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of the Woogaroo Subgp. Previously mapped as Corindi Conglom., but this name now discarded. Incorporates the Aberdare Conglom. Pebble to boulder conglomerate; minor shale, siltstone, coal. Geol. Prov: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 61004 Smyth, M. 1994 Organic petrology of sediments in the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p230-236
Usage: Briefly described (p232 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Of the Woogaroo Subgroup (Bundamba Group). Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin.
REFID: 60999 Burger, D. 1994 Palynological studies of the Bundamba Group and Walloon Coal measures in the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p164-180
Usage: Briefly described (p164) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin. See also p172 Fig. 6.
REFID: 61006 O'Brien, P.E. , Powell, T.G. , Wells, A.T. 1994 Petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p277-290
Usage: Briefly described (p279 Tb. 1) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Conglomerate, labile sandstone, mudstone. See also p279 Tb. 1.
REFID: 60997 Bradshaw, M. , Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. 1994 Revision of the stratigraphic position of the Towallum Basalt, Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales - Implications for Australian Jurassic biostratigraphy IN Wells,A.T.,O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of Clarence.." Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p138-143
Usage: Briefly described (p140) Comments: Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin. See also p140 Fig. 2.
REFID: 60996 O'Brien, P.E. , Wells, A.T. 1994 Sedimentology of the Bundamba Group IN Wells, A.T. O'Brien, P.E. (eds) "Geology and petroleum potential of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales and Queensland" Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 241 p72-137
Usage: Briefly described (p72) Comments: Grades up into Raceview Formation and also unconformably overlain by Gatton Sandstone; near Baryulgil, overlain conformably by Ripley Road Sandstone. Geological Province: Clarence-Moreton Basin. Equivalent of Aberdare Conglomerate.
REFID: 43736 O'Brien, P.E. , Powell, T.G. , Wells, A.T. 1993 The petroleum geology of the Clarence-Moreton Basin. Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/21 p1-49
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1,p4) Comments:
REFID: 44450 Gilligan, L.B. , Brownlow, J.W. , Cameron, R.G. , Henley, H.F. 1992 Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets Geological Survey of New South Wales 509p
Usage: Briefly described (p9) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Geological Province: New England Fold Belt.
REFID: 60079 Barnes, R.G , Willis, I.L. 1989 Preliminary geological plan of the 1:250 000 Grafton-Maclean sheet area (Plan Number 18345) -SH 56-6, SH 56-7 New South Wales Geological Survey - Report GS1989/117 (unpubl.) Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Late Triassic Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments: Of the Woogaroo Subgroup. Conglomerate and sandstone.
REFID: 22865 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 7(22). Jurassic-Cretaceous. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p289-319
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.22.10ap318) Comments:
REFID: 42463 Smyth, M. , Mastalerz, M. 1991 Organic petrological composition of Triassic source rocks and their clastic depositional environments in some Australian sedimentary basins. International Journal of Coal Geology 18(3/4) p165-186
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3 P170) Comments:
REFID: 42248 Wells, A.T. , O'Brien, P.E. , Willis, I.L. , Cranfield, L.C. 1990 A new lithostratigraphic framework for the Early Jurassic units in the Bundamba Group, Clarence-Moreton Basin, Queensland and New South Wales. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 11(4) p397-414
Usage: Mentioned (p408) Comments:
REFID: 41631 Willis, I.L. 1989 Revision of geology in the coast range - Red Cliff area, southeastern Clarence-Moreton Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 74
Usage: Mentioned (p9) Comments:
REFID: 39279 Herbert, H.K. 1983 The Drake mineral field - an unique entity in eastern Australia. IN Permian geology of Queensland. Proceedings of symposium, Brisbane, July 1982. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p367-377
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 1) Comments:
REFID: 33766 Thomson, J. 1973 Drake, New South Wales, Australia 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9340, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Jurassic - Triassic
REFID: 30911 Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1973 New England, New South Wales, 1:500 000 geological series map. 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Triassic - Jurassic
REFID: 32671 Pogson, D.J. 1972 Geological map of New South Wales, scale 1:1 000 000. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Jurassic Comments:
REFID: 31806 Leitch, E.C. , Neilson, M.J. , Hobson, E. 1971 Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/56-10 & 11, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Jurassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Triassic - Jurassic

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