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Bulga Formation STRATNO: 27351
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 25-SEP-08
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description:
Comments: Singleton Coal Measures, Hunter Valley. Not to be confused with the Bulgo Sandstone, a coastal unit of the Narrabeen Group.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
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Unit Age
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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:
Archerfield Sandstone overlies Bulga Formation
Foybrook Formation underlies Bulga Formation
Vane Subgroup underlies Bulga Formation
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


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

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: Of the Vane Subgroup (Wittingham Coal Measures). Overlies the Foybrook Formation; underlies Archerfield Sandstone.
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: Described (p11) Comments: Permian
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.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. , Unit in Vane Subgroup. , Is overlain by Archerfield 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. , Upper unit in Vane Subgroup. , Overlies Foybrook Formation. Is overlain by Archerfield Sandstone. , Laminated siltstone and fine-grained sandstone with abundant burrows.
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: Overlain by Archerfield Sandstone; overlies Vane Subgroup. 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 Vane Subgroup (Wittingham Coal measures). Geological Province: Sydney Basin/Hunter Valley area.
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 (p129 Tb. 8.3, 130) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Wittingham Coal Measures, Singleton Subgroup, Hunter region, Sydney 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: 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: 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 (p520 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Late Permian. , Of the Singleton Supergroup.
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: Mentioned (p61) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Different from the coastal Bulgo Sandstone. Coarse-grained equivalent of the Kulnura Marine Tongue.
REFID: 61612 Fielding, C.R. , Sliwa, R. , Holcombe, R.J. , Jones, A.T. 2001 A New palaeogeographic synthesis for the Bowen, Gunnedah and Sydney Basins of Eastern Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the future" Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p269-278
Usage: Mentioned (p272, p277, p270 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p110, p111) Comments: Of the Vane Supergroup.
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 (413) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Geol province Sydney Basin
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 (p391) 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: 40321 Brakel, A.T. 1986 Global sea-level change as a method of correlating the Late Permian coal measures in the Sydney, Gunnedah, and Bowen Basins, eastern Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 10(1) p17-22
Usage: Mentioned (p19) 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 (Fig.4) 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 (Fig.6) Comments:
REFID: 38603 McMinn, A. 1982 Late Permian acritarchs from the northern Sydney Basin. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 115(3/4) p79-86
Usage: Mentioned (p79) 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: 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 (p197) 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: Mentioned (p217) Comments: L. Tatarian
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 (p39) Comments:

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