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Minchinbury Sandstone STRATNO: 27678
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Redefined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 28-MAR-17
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Sandy barrier island complex. Fine to medium-grained lithic sandstone.
Comments:
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSWReference section type:
Maximum thickness: mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Middle 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: Middle Triassic Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Bringelly Shale overlies Minchinbury Sandstone
Ashfield Shale underlies Minchinbury Sandstone
First Reference:
REFID: 43365 Lovering, J.F., 1954, The Stratigraphy of the Wianamatta Group Triassic System, Sydney Basin., Australian Museum. Records, 23, 169-210

Definition Reference:
REFID: 35690 Herbert, C., 1979, The geology and resources potential of The Wianamatta Group., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin, 25

Use on maps:
REFID: 39811 Joplin, G.A., Griffin, R.J., Hall, L.R., McElroy, C.T., Rayner, E.O., Stevens, N.C., Burrows, P.M., 1956, Sydney, New South Wales, 4-mile geological series. Sheets SI/56-05 & SI/56-06, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 39812 Rose, G., 1961, Sydney, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/56-05, 2nd edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v
REFID: 40625 Herbert, C., West, J.L., 1983, Sydney, New South Wales,1:100 000 geological series map sheet 9130. 1st edition. (Map attached to "Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130" edited by C.Herbert)., 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
REFID: 43319 Geological Survey of New South Wales., 1966, Sydney N.S.W., 1:250 000 geological map (third edition), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Map
REFID: 71303 Trigg, S.J., Campbell, L.M., 2016, Moss Vale 1:100 000 geological sheet 8928, Geological Survey of New South Wales, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 35690 Herbert, C. 1979 The geology and resources potential of The Wianamatta Group. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 25
Usage: Redefined (p181) Min age from reference: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Middle Triassic Comments:
REFID: 34305 Lovering, J.F. , McElroy, C.T. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Wianamatta Group. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p417-423
Usage: Defined (p418) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 70661 Trigg, S.J. , Campbell, L.M. 2016 Moss Vale 1:100 000 geological sheet 8928. Explanatory Notes Geological Survey of New South Wales 268p
Usage: Fully described (p214-p217) Min age from reference: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Middle Triassic Comments: Named for Minchinbury station. Generally thin unit with poor outcropping and little to no geomorphic expression. Type section mentioned. Generally around 4m thick, may be up to 10m thick in places. Distribution, structure, geochemistry, fossil assemblage and distinguishing characteristics discussed. Deposited in a beach or offshore marine depositional environment. , Wianamatta Group , Conformably overlies Ashfield Shale. Conformably overlain by by Bringelly Shale. , Lithic quartz sandstone. Lithic grains are mostly quartzose but minor argillaceous and intermediate volcanic fragments do occur. The sandstone is generally well bedded with low angle cross bedding present.
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: Fully described (p24) Comments: of Wianamatta Group
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 (p45, Table 2) Comments: of Wianamatta Group
REFID: 40602 Herbert, C. 1983 Sydney Basin stratigraphy. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p7-34
Usage: Fully described (p24) 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 (p530 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Middle Triassic Comments: Of the Wianamatta Group. Fine to medium-grained lithic sandstone. Max. thickness: <3m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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: Middle Triassic Comments:
REFID: 39298 Herbert, C. 1980 Wianamatta Group and Mittagong Formation. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p254-272
Usage: Described (p257) Comments: See also PP264-265
REFID: 43317 McElroy, C.T. 1957 Sydney N.S.W., 4-mile geological series explanatory Notes (first edition) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Described (Table 1 p13) Comments: See also Lexicon
REFID: 71303 Trigg, S.J. , Campbell, L.M. 2016 Moss Vale 1:100 000 geological sheet 8928 Geological Survey of New South Wales map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Middle Triassic Comments: Of Sydney Basin. , Of Wianamatta Group. , Thin sequence of buff to mid-brown, lithic-quartz sandstone; blue-grey when fresh. Sequence thicker locally, comprising sandstone interbedded with siltstone and minor claystone. Cross bedding; generally low angle.
REFID: 65195 Kirkby, A.L , Clark, D. , McPherson, A. 2009 Drainage modification associated with the northern Lapstone Structural Complex, New South Wales, Australia Geoscience Australia. Record 2009/06 36p
Usage: Briefly described (p4, p4 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Of Wianamatta Group. Quartz-lithic sandstone. Overlies Ashfield Shale. Disconformably overlain by Miocene basalts and Tertiary alluvial deposits.
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: Briefly described (p 26) 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: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 31056 Gobert, V. 1976 Nepean Cainozoic sediments and Mines Department Bore Core Library. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 22B
Usage: Briefly described (p3) Comments:
REFID: 34306 Lovering, J.F. , McElroy, C.T. , Standard, J.C. 1969 History of sedimentation in the Sydney Basin - Hawkesbury-Wianamatta Group sedimentation. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p443-444
Usage: Briefly described (p443) 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 (p521) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: , Of the Wianamatta Group
REFID: 66577 Bray, A. , Hatherly, P. , Fergusson, C.L. 2010 Seismic reflection evidence for the evolution of the Camden Syncline and Lapstone Structural Complex, central Sydney Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 57 993-1004
Usage: Mentioned (p997 Fig.2.) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: , Unit in Wianamatta Group.
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 (p64) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Sandy barrier island complex.
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 (Fig14,p138) Comments: Wianamatta Group, Sydney Basin.
REFID: 43194 Tadros, N.Z. 1993 The Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 12 649p
Usage: Mentioned (p131) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 40629 Chesnut, W.S. 1983 Engineering geology. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p183-203
Usage: Mentioned (p191) Comments:
REFID: 40653 Herbert, C. 1983 Geological history. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p121-126
Usage: Mentioned (p121) Comments:
REFID: 40625 Herbert, C. , West, J.L. 1983 Sydney, New South Wales,1:100 000 geological series map sheet 9130. 1st edition. (Map attached to "Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130" edited by C.Herbert). Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Middle Triassic Comments:
REFID: 39626 Strat. Nomenclature Subcommittee, NSW. 1981 Stratigraphic nomenclature supplement for 1979. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 20(2) p275-277
Usage: Mentioned (p276) 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 (p50) Comments: See also Fig.2.18
REFID: 39306 Retallack, G. 1980 Late Carboniferous to middle Triassic megafossil floras from the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p384-430
Usage: Mentioned (p390) Comments: See also P428
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.22) Comments:
REFID: 35502 Byrnes, J.G. , Rice, T.D. , Karaolis, D. 1978 Guilielmites formed from phosphatized concretions in the Ashfield Shale of the Sydney area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 18(2) p169-200
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments: Also on Table 1
REFID: 35098 Gobert, V. 1978 Proposed nomenclature for the Cainozoic sediments of the Penrith- Windsor area. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 32 p1-9
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) 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: 30132 Chesnut, W.S. 1976 Engineering geology of the Sydney area. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 17B
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 29361 Adamson, C.L. , Taylor, G.H. 1976 Homsby and Peats Ridge aggregate quarries. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 14B
Usage: Mentioned (p3) Comments: On table.
REFID: 32187 Middlemost, E.A.K. 1976 Mittagong-Bowral. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 19B
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments:
REFID: 35312 Wallace, I. 1976 Prospect and Richmond: Engineering and environmental geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 15B
Usage: Mentioned (p3) 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 (p221) Comments: Triassic
REFID: 30286 Cosgriff, J.W. 1973 Notobrachyops picketti a brachyopid from the Ashfield Shale, Wiannamatta Group, New South Wales. Journal of Paleontology 47(6) p1094-1101
Usage: Mentioned (p1099) Comments: Stratigraphy
REFID: 34274 Jones, P.J. 1970 Marine ostracoda (Palaeocopa, Podocopa) from the Lower Triassic of the Perth Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 108 115-143
Usage: Mentioned (p121) Comments: Triassic. See also P120
REFID: 31296 Herbert, C. 1970 The sedimentology and palaeoenvironment of the Triassic Wianamatta Group sandstones, Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 12(1) p29-44
Usage: Mentioned (p29) Comments: Refers Lovering
REFID: 34243 Helby, R.J. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Plant microfossils from the Wianamatta Group. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p423
Usage: Mentioned (p423) Comments: Plant microfossils
REFID: 39812 Rose, G. 1961 Sydney, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/56-05, 2nd edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 39811 Joplin, G.A. , Griffin, R.J. , Hall, L.R. , McElroy, C.T. , Rayner, E.O. , Stevens, N.C. , Burrows, P.M. 1956 Sydney, New South Wales, 4-mile geological series. Sheets SI/56-05 & SI/56-06, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 43383 Brunker, R.L. , Offenberg, A.C. , Rose, G. 1967 Explanatory Notes 1:3 000 000 geological map of New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales 32
Usage: Not recorded (p23) Comments: Liverpool Sub-Group
REFID: 43344 Branagan, D.F. , McElroy, C.T. , Packham, G.H. 1967 Field geology of New South Wales Science Press 191
Usage: Not recorded (p22,51,55,57,58) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 43320 Bryan, J.H. , McElroy, C.T. , Rose, G. 1966 Sydney 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. 3rd Edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 46pp
Usage: Not recorded (Table 1 p13,14) Comments: Part of Liverpool Subgroup
REFID: 43319 Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1966 Sydney N.S.W., 1:250 000 geological map (third edition) Geological Survey of New South Wales Map
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Comments:
REFID: 43318 McElroy, C.T. 1962 Sydney N.S.W. 1:250 000 geological survey explanatory Notes (second edition) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v
Usage: Not recorded (opp p6) Max age from reference: Late Triassic Comments:
REFID: 43385 Voisey, A.H. 1958 Clarke Memorial Lecture. Further remarks on the sedimentary formations of New South Wales Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 91(4) 165-188
Usage: Not recorded (p182 Table) Comments: Ref.to Lovering 1954 (Keuper-L.Triassic?)
REFID: 43395 Crook, K.A.W. 1957 The stratigraphy and petrology of the Narrabeen Group in the Grose River district Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 90 61-79
Usage: Not recorded (map) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
REFID: 43365 Lovering, J.F. 1954 The Stratigraphy of the Wianamatta Group Triassic System, Sydney Basin. Australian Museum. Records 23 169-210
Usage: Not recorded (p169-210) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:

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