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Rowan Formation STRATNO: 26878
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
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Description: Coal seams, siltstone, sandstone
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Geological province: No province information available
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Maximum age: Artinskian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Skeletar Formation underlies Rowan Formation
First Reference:
REFID: 34015 Basden, H.G., 1969, The Sydney Basin - Permian of the Hunter Valley Greta Coal Measures. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 16(1), p323-329

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: 43257 Glen, R.A., Beckett, J., 1993, Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology, New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources, 1v, Map


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REFID: 23350 Boyd, R. , Leckie, D. 2000 Greta Coal Measures in the Muswellbrook Anticline area, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 47(2) p259-279
Usage: Described (270) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Contains the Ayrdale Sandstone Member. Age: 268.9+/-2Ma.
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: Described (Fig 4.1a) Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments:
REFID: 37773 Moffitt, R.S. 1982 The 1980 east Muswellbrook coal drilling programme. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 47 p17-26
Usage: Described (p18) Comments:
REFID: 31881 Loughnan, F.C. 1973 Kaolinite clayrocks of the Koogah Formation New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 20(3) p329-341
Usage: Described (p340) Comments: Refers Basden (1969)
REFID: 34015 Basden, H.G. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Permian of the Hunter Valley Greta Coal Measures. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p323-329
Usage: Described (p328) Comments: Permian member of Greta C.M.
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, p131.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield (Sydney Basin), Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. , Upper unit in Greta Coal Measures. , Overlies Skeletar Formation. Is overlain by Branxton Formation. , Coal seams, siltstone, 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.) Comments: Hunter Coalfield. , Upper unit in Greta Coal Measures. , Overlies Skeletar Formation. Is overlain by Branxton Formation. , Sandstone, siltstone and coal seams.
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 (p524 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of the Greta Coal Measures. Coal seams, siltstone, sandstone. Max. thickness: >110m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p854 Fig. 1b) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Greta Coal Measures. 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: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of the Greta 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: Permian Comments: Age Middle Permian. Of Greta Coal Measures.
REFID: 43194 Tadros, N.Z. 1993 The Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 12 649p
Usage: Briefly described (p103, p129 Tb. 8.3) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of Greta Coal Measures, Sydney Basin. Correlative of Maules Creek Formation in the Gunnedah Basin.
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: 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: Briefly described (p232) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of the Greta Coal Measures. Sandstone, siltstone, claystone, coal and minor conglomerate. Overlies the Skeletar Formation.
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 (p298) 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) Min age from reference: Middle Permian Max age from reference: Early 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: 45090 Mayne, S.J. , Nicholas, E. , Bigg-Wither, A.L. , Rasidi, J.S. , Raine, M.J. 1974 Geology the Sydney Basin - a review. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 149 229pp
Usage: Briefly described (p152) Comments: See also P26
REFID: 22601 Roberts, J. , Claoue-Long, J.C. , Foster, C.B. 1996 SHRIMP zircon dating of the Permian System of eastern Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(4) 401-421
Usage: Mentioned (410) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Parent Greta Coal Measures. Geol province Sydney Basin. Overlying unit Jasdec Park Sandstone Member
REFID: 41834 Glen, R.A. , Beckett, J. 1989 Geological note. Thin-skinned tectonics in the Hunter Coalfield of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 36(4) p589-593
Usage: Mentioned (p590) 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: 40331 Hamilton, D.S. 1986 Depositional systems and coal seam correlation in the Greta Coal Measures of the Muswellbrook region. Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Journal 6 p1-18
Usage: Mentioned (p3) 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: Middle Permian Max age from reference: Middle Permian Comments:
REFID: 39664 Baker, C.J. , Uren, R.E. 1982 Kaolin in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Mineral Resources 44
Usage: Mentioned (p117) Comments:
REFID: 36940 Brownlow, J. 1980 Early Permian sediments in the Maules Creek district, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Journal 2(4) p125-160
Usage: Mentioned (p141) Comments:
REFID: 39288 McClung, G. 1980 Permian marine sedimentation in the northern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p54-72
Usage: Mentioned (p61) Comments:
REFID: 31882 Loughnan, F.C. 1975 Correlatives of the Greta Coal Measures in the Hunter Valley and Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 22(2) p243-253
Usage: Mentioned (p244) Comments: Gyarran Volcanics
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: Mentioned (p194) Comments:
REFID: 34345 McKellar, M.C. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Permian of the Hunter Valley, Maitland Group. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p329-335
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.5.7) Comments:

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