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Coal Cliff Sandstone STRATNO: 27370
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: Coal Cliff sandstone
Description: Medium-grained quartz-lithic sandstone.
Comments:
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Late Permian 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: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Bulli Coal overlies Coal Cliff Sandstone
Illawarra Coal Measures underlies Coal Cliff Sandstone disconformity
First Reference:
REFID: 34009 Balme, B.E., 1969, The Permian-Triassic boundary in Australia. IN Dickens J.M. (ed) - The Permian of Australia Symposium., Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication, 2, p99-112

Use on maps:
REFID: 36221 Bowman, H.N., Stewart, T.R., 1974, Robertson, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9028-IV, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol.Surv.NSW.), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 36222 Bowman, H.N., Stewart, T.R., 1974, Wollongong, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9029-II, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol. Surv.NSW), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 42737 Stroud, W.J., Sherwin, L., Ray, H.N., Baker, C.J., Smart, K.G., 1985, Wollongong-Port Hacking 1:100 000 geological series sheet 9029-9129., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map
REFID: 42926 Clark, N.R., Jones, D.C., 1991, Penrith 1:100 000 geological map, sheet 9030., New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 42896 Sherwin, L. , Holmes, G.G. 1986 Geology of the Wollongong and Port Hacking 1:100 000 sheets 9029, 9129. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 179pp
Usage: Fully described (p25, Table 2) Comments: of Clifton Subgroup
REFID: 36220 Bowman, H.N. 1974 Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama, and Robertson 1:50 000 sheets. 9029-II, 9028-I & IV. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Fully described (p65) Comments: See also Table 20 & P53.
REFID: 42926 Clark, N.R. , Jones, D.C. 1991 Penrith 1:100 000 geological map, sheet 9030. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy map
Usage: Described (map legend) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 29901 Bowman, H.W. 1972 Natural slope stability in the City of Greater Wollongong. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 14(2) p159-222
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 33683 Ward, C.R. 1971 Mineralogical changes as marker horizons for stratigraphic correlation in the Narrabeen Group of the Sydney Basin. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 104 p77-88
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 34337 McElroy, C.T. 1969 Sydney Basin, Triassic system - Narrabeen Group, South Coast district. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p393-395
Usage: Described (p394) Comments:
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) Comments: Of Narrabeen 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 Narrabeen Group. Underlies: Bulli Coal Measure.
REFID: 23881 Jones, B.G. , Chowdhury, R.N. , Ghobadi, M.H. 2001 Chapter 7 - Land instability: a case study from the Illawarra region, New South Wales IN Gostin, V.A. ed., 'Gondwana to Greenhouse: Australian Environmental Geoscience' Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 21 p67-74
Usage: Briefly described (p69 Fig. 7.2) Comments: Of the Narrabeen Group. Geological Province: Sydney 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 (p532 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Clifton Subgroup (Narrabeen Group). Medium-grained quartz-lithic sandstone. Disconformably overlies Illawarra Coal Measures. Max. thickness: ~9mm. 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 SY2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Clifton Subgroup (Narrabeen Group). Geological Province: Sydney Basin
REFID: 42925 Jones, D.C. , Clark, N.R. 1991 Geology of the Penrith 1:100 000 sheet 9030. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy 1v 202pp
Usage: Briefly described (Table 18) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 42737 Stroud, W.J. , Sherwin, L. , Ray, H.N. , Baker, C.J. , Smart, K.G. 1985 Wollongong-Port Hacking 1:100 000 geological series sheet 9029-9129. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 39308 Herbert, C. , Helby, R. 1980 Part C - Excursion Guide. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p449-539
Usage: Briefly described (p511) Comments:
REFID: 36593 Jakeman, B.L. 1980 The relationship between formation structure and thickness in the Permo-Triassic succession of the Southern Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia. International Association for Mathematical Geology. Journal 12(3) p185-212
Usage: Briefly described (Table 2) Comments: See also Fig.2.
REFID: 31887 Loughnan, F.C. , McElroy, C.T. 1976 South Coast Permian and Triassic geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 18B
Usage: Briefly described (p7) Comments:
REFID: 37089 Wilson, R.G. 1975 Southern Coalfield. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p206-218
Usage: Briefly described (p208) Comments:
REFID: 34605 Wilson, R.G. 1969 Permian of the southern and western parts of the Sydney Basin - Illawarra Coal Measures, Southern Coalfield. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p370-379
Usage: Briefly described (p375) Comments:
REFID: 34058 Brunker, R.L. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Triassic System, Narrabeen Group; South C oast State Coal Mine Reserve. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geol ogy of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p395
Usage: Briefly described (p395) Comments: Triassic
REFID: 67560 Emerson, D.W. , Branagan, D.F. 2011 The Narrabeen Group in the east-central Sydney Basin: physical properties and interpretation. Exploration Geophysics 42/4 pp258-274
Usage: Mentioned (p265) Comments: Misspelt. See Coalcliff Sandstone (p258, p260-270).
REFID: 22745 Herbert, C. 1997 Sequence stratigraphic analysis of Early and Middle Triassic alluvial and estuarine facies in the Sydney Basin, Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 44(1) p125-143
Usage: Mentioned (p127) Comments: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 22549 Bai, G.P. , Keene, J.B. 1996 Petrology and diagenesis of Narrabeen Group sandstones, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(5) p525-538
Usage: Mentioned (p526) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 38615 Mullard, B.W. , Baker, C.J. , Bowman, H.N. 1983 Interesting hydrocarbon occurrences in a coal borehole in the Picton area, southern Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 51 p17-26
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments:
REFID: 40516 Castle, M.J. , Hewitt, J.W. , Suine, P.F. 1983 Mining subsidence in relation to roads. IN Knight M.J.,Minty E.J., Smith R.B.(eds) - Collective case studies in engineering geology, hydrogeology and environmental geology. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 11 p377-397
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 39287 Herbert, C. 1980 Depositional development of the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C., Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p11-52
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 2.18) Comments:
REFID: 39293 Bembrick, C. 1980 Geology of the Blue Mountains, western Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p134-161
Usage: Mentioned (p145) Comments:
REFID: 39296 Ward, C.R. 1980 Notes on the Bulgo Sandstone and the Bald Hill Claystone. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p178-186
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 11.1) Comments:
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.22) Comments:
REFID: 32801 Retallack, G.J. 1977 Reconstructing Triassic vegetation of eastern Australasia: a new approach for the biostratigraphy of Gondwanaland. Alcheringa 1(3) p247-278
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.10) Comments:
REFID: 31725 Langford-Smith, T. 1976 Blue Mountains. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 13B
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments: On table
REFID: 31128 Gray, N.M. 1976 Engineering geology of the southern part of the Sydney Basin. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 6B
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 33867 Williams, R.J. 1976 Hunter Valley: Permian coal measures geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 11B
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 32187 Middlemost, E.A.K. 1976 Mittagong-Bowral. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 19B
Usage: Mentioned (p4) 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 (p71) Comments: Narrabeen Gp.
REFID: 31886 Loughnan, F.C. , Goldberry, R. , Holland, W.M. 1974 Kaolinite clayrocks in the Triassic Banks Wall Sandstone of the western Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 21(4) p393-402
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 36221 Bowman, H.N. , Stewart, T.R. 1974 Robertson, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9028-IV, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol.Surv.NSW.) Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Prob.Late Permian
REFID: 36222 Bowman, H.N. , Stewart, T.R. 1974 Wollongong, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9029-II, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol. Surv.NSW) 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: 31061 Goldbery, R. , Holland, W.N. 1973 Stratigraphy and sedimentation of redbed facies in Narrabeen Group of Sydney Basin, Australia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 57(7) p1314-1334
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 33685 Ward, C.R. 1972 Sedimentation in the Narrabeen Group, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 19(3) p393-409
Usage: Mentioned (Table 2) Comments:
REFID: 31884 Loughnan, F.C. , Goldberry, R. 1971 Kaolinite claystone in the Burralow Formation of the Sydney Basin. AusIMM. Proceedings 238 p59-62
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments: Triassic
REFID: 30007 Bunny, M.R. , Herbert, C. 1971 The Lower Triassic Newport Formation, Narrabeen Group, southern Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 13(2) p61-81
Usage: Mentioned (p61) Comments:
REFID: 31297 Herbert, C. 1970 A synthesis of Narrabeen Group nomenclature, Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 1 p3-10
Usage: Mentioned (p4) Comments:
REFID: 31878 Loughnan, F.C. 1970 Flint clay in the coal-barren Triassic of the Sydney Basin, Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 40(3) p822-828
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 34205 Goldbery, R. 1969 Geology of the western Blue Mountains. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 20
Usage: Mentioned (Table 6) Comments: Correlated with part Caley Formation.
REFID: 34562 Ward, C.R. 1969 Palaeocurrents and petrology of the Narrabeen Group in the southern Sydney Basin. IN Abstracts for the fourth symposium in the Advances in the study of the Sydney Bsain. University of Newcastle. Department of Geology 1v p60
Usage: Mentioned (p60) Comments:
REFID: 34336 McElroy, C.T. 1969 Sydney Basin, Triassic system - Narrabeen Group. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p387-393
Usage: Mentioned (Table 5.15) Comments:
REFID: 34009 Balme, B.E. 1969 The Permian-Triassic boundary in Australia. IN Dickens J.M. (ed) - The Permian of Australia Symposium. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 2 p99-112
Usage: Mentioned (p108) Comments: Permian
REFID: 34241 Helby, R.J. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Triassic system, Narrabeen Group: stratigraphic palynology. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p404-405
Usage: Mentioned (p404) Comments:
REFID: 39450 Branagan, D.F. , Megaw, J.V.S. 1969 The lithology of a coastal aboriginal settlement at Curracurrang, N.S.W. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania IV(1) p1-17
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:

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