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Saltwater Creek Formation STRATNO: 27561
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:
Description: Sandstone, siltstone, minor coal bands
Comments:
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 100m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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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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Chemical Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status


Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Vane Subgroup overlies Saltwater Creek Formation
Mulbring Formation underlies Saltwater Creek Formation
First Reference:
REFID: 34448 Rattigan, J., McKenzie, P.J., 1969, History of sedimentation in the Sydney Basin - Hunter Valley. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 16(1), p426-434

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
REFID: 43257 Glen, R.A., Beckett, J., 1993, Hunter Coalfield Regional Geology, New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources, 1v, Map
REFID: 50268 Roberts, J., Engel, B., Chapman, J. (ed.), 1991, Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

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: Fully described (p12) Comments:
REFID: 34466 Robinson, J.B. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Permian of the Hunter Valley. Singleton Coal Measures. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p350-354
Usage: Fully described (p351) Comments:
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 (p524 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Vane Subgroup (Wittingham Coal Measures, Singleton Supergroup). Sandstone, siltstone, minor coaly bands. Max. thickness: 100m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p234, p291) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Basal unit of the Wittingham Coal Measures. Underlies the Vane Subgroup. max. thickness: 40m; 16m in type section. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p59-60) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Middle Permian Comments: Shallow marine and shoreface facies. Overlies the Mulbring Formation. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p130.) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Hunter Coalfield, Sydney Basin. , Unit in Wittingham Coal Measures. , Sandstone, siltstone, minor coal bands.
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 (p51 Table 5.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Upper Hunter Coalfield. Thickness varies from 10 to 100 m. , Basal unit in Wittingham Coal Measures. , Overlies Mulbring Siltstone. Is overlain by Vane Sub-group. , Passes upwards from dark marine siltstone to quartz-lithic sandstone with minor siltstone and claystone bands.
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 Wittingham 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: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Wittingham 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: Late Permian Comments: Of Wittingham Coal Measures.
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: 50268 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. (ed.) 1991 Camberwell 1:100000 Geological Sheet 9133 Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Tatarian Max age from reference: Tatarian Comments: Geological Province: Sydney Basin. Overlies: Maitland Group. Underlies: Vane Subgroup. Of the Wittingham Coal Measures.
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: 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: Briefly described (p5) 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: 31124 Gray, D.R. 1974 Sedimentology of Permian rocks near Ravensworth, N.S.W., northern Sydney Basin. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 107(1/2) p17-30
Usage: Briefly described (Table 1) Comments: Petrology. See also P17 & Fig. 1, 2.
REFID: 34448 Rattigan, J. , McKenzie, P.J. 1969 History of sedimentation in the Sydney Basin - Hunter Valley. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p426-434
Usage: Briefly described (p432) Comments: Permian
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: Mentioned (p 22) Comments:
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 (412, 413) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Parent Wittingham Coal Measures. Geol province Sydney Basin. Overlying unit Vane Subgroup
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: 42946 Beckett, J. 1988 Maison Dieu Drilling Program for Land Use Planning. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 21 p32-33
Usage: Mentioned (p32) 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: 41010 Sniffin, M.J. , Beckett, J. , Moloney, J. 1987 The geology, coal resources, and hydrocarbon occurrence within A376, Bulga area, Hunter Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 69 p9-21
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) 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 (Table 1) 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: 35823 Britten, R.A. , Taylor, G.H. 1979 The nature and occurrence of coal dykes within the Singleton Coal Measures of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Journal 1(2) p29-38
Usage: Mentioned (p31) Comments:
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: 31125 Gray, D.R. 1975 Structure and jointing in Permian rocks near Ravensworth, N.S.W., northern Sydney Basin. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 108(1/2) p16-28
Usage: Mentioned (p16) Comments: Geology
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 (p26) Comments: Relationship of rock units
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:
REFID: 29941 Britten, R.A. 1970 Comparison of the geological features between the eastern and western flanks of the Musswellbrook Anticline, N.S.W. in Programme and abstracts for the fifth symposium on advances in the study of the Sydney Basin. University of Newcastle. Department of Geology 1v p13-15
Usage: Mentioned (p13) Comments:
REFID: 30005 Bunny, M.R. 1970 Geology and coal resources of the Liddell State Coal Mine Holding, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 12(2) p81-123
Usage: Mentioned (p81) Comments:
REFID: 34569 Wass, R.E. , Wood, K.G. , Bunny, M.R. , Goldbery, R. 1969 A review of some recent studies in the Sydney Basin. IN Dickens J.M. (ed) - The Permian of Australia Symposium. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 2 p7-12
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments: Permian

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