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Caley Formation STRATNO: 28198
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-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Claystone, shale, quartz-lithic sandstone.
Comments: Originally only in Grose River area.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSW Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 46.6m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Early Triassic 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:
First Reference:
REFID: 43317 McElroy, C.T., 1957, Sydney N.S.W., 4-mile geological series explanatory Notes (first edition), Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v

Definition Reference:
REFID: 34205 Goldbery, R., 1969, Geology of the western Blue Mountains., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin, 20

Use on maps:
REFID: 23219 Goldbery, R., 1996, Katoomba 8930-1 Geological Map 1: 50 000, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Map Legend
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: 43359 Goldbery, R., 1969, 1:50 000, geological series Mellong (provisional edition), Geological Survey of New South Wales
REFID: 43360 Goldbery, R., 1968, 1:50 000 geological series, Glen Davis (Provisional) First Edition, Geological Survey of New South Wales
REFID: 43361 Bembrick, C.S., Goldbery, R., 1968, 1:50 000 geological series, Coricudgy, 8932-11 (Provisional first edition), Geological Survey of New South Wales
REFID: 43362 Bembrick, C.S., Goldbery, R., 1968, 1:50 000 geological series, Olinda 8932-11 (Provisional first edition), Geological Survey of New South Wales


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 34205 Goldbery, R. 1969 Geology of the western Blue Mountains. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 20
Usage: Redefined (p16) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: 5 members.
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: Defined (p61,62,64,65,69-74) Max age from reference: Early Triassic Comments: p76,77
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: Fully described (p141) Comments: Isopach map Fig.8.6
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) Min age from reference: Early Triassic Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 31373 Holland, W.M. 1972 New findings on the Narrabeen Group in the Blue Mountains. Search 3(5) p176-180
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: 34121 Crook, K.A.W. , McElroy, C.T. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Triassic System, Narrabeen Group: Blue Mountains and Western Margin. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p396-399
Usage: Described (p397) Comments:
REFID: 34240 Helby, R.J. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Triassic system, Narrabeen Group: southwestern coalfield. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p395-396
Usage: Described (p395) Comments: Triassic
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 p11) Comments:
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 (p42.) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Western Sydney Basin. , Red, green and grey claystone and siltstone, often intercalated with or overlain by conglomeratic sediments.
REFID: 23214 Pogson, D.J. , Watkins, J.J. 1998 Bathurst 1:250 000 geological Sheet. SI/55-8: Explanatory Notes. Australian Geological Survey Organisation and Geological Survey of New South Wales SI/55-8
Usage: Briefly described (p269) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Lithic sandstone of the Narrabeen Group.
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 (p526 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Early Triassic Max age from reference: Early Triassic Comments: Of the Narrabeen Group. Claystone, shale, quartz-lithic sandstone. Max. thickness: 46.6m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 23219 Goldbery, R. 1996 Katoomba 8930-1 Geological Map 1: 50 000 Geological Survey of New South Wales Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
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 Narrabeen Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin
REFID: 24123 King, D.P. 1994 Soil Landscapes of the Katoomba 1:100 000 Sheet Department of Land and Water Conservation. Report. 190p
Usage: Briefly described (p3) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Of Narrabeen Group. Geological Province: 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: Briefly described (p130) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Fine grained outwash and overbank sediments, western 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: 24079 Bembrick, C.S. , Lonergan, A.D. 1976 Sydney Basin IN Economic Geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea 3. Petroleum. Leslie, R.B., Evans, H.J. & Knight, C.L. (Editors) AusIMM. Monograph Series 7 p426-438
Usage: Briefly described (p433 Fig. 6) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Of Narrabeen Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 37093 Morris, F.R. 1975 Western Coalfield. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p230-235
Usage: Briefly described (p231) 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: Briefly described (p396) Comments:
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: 43146 Dove, A. , Lee, G. 1994 Breccia filled Diatreme in Permian Illawarra Coal Measures and Triassic Strata,Kandos,New South Wales Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 127 (1-2) 39-45
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2 p41) Comments: of Narrabeen Group.
REFID: 40806 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1986 Stratigraphic subdivision of the Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 22(1) p145-158
Usage: Mentioned (p150) Comments:
REFID: 39232 Bembrick, C.S. 1983 Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Late Permian Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 116(3/4) p105-117
Usage: Mentioned (p110) Comments:
REFID: 37804 Conaghan, P.J. , Jones, J.G. , McDonnell, K.L. , Royce, K. 1982 A dynamic fluvial model for the Sydney Basin. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 29(1) p55-70
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) 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 (p42) Comments:
REFID: 36058 Cox, R. , O'Dea, T.R. , Graylin, R.K. 1980 Economic geology of the Wolgan Coking Coal deposit, Western Coalfield, N.S.W., Australia. AusIMM. Proceedings 273 p1-12
Usage: Mentioned (p4) Comments:
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 (p413) Comments: Flora
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: Mentioned (p503) Comments: See also Fig.23.12
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.23) Comments:
REFID: 46849 Kemp, E.M. , Balme, B.E. , Helby, R.J. , Kyle, R.A. , Playford, G. , Price, P.L. 1977 Carboniferous and Permian palynostratigraphy in Australia and Antarctica: a review. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 2(3) p177-208
Usage: Mentioned (p195) Comments:
REFID: 31725 Langford-Smith, T. 1976 Blue Mountains. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 13B
Usage: Mentioned (p7) 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 (p201) Comments: Refers Crook (1956) Goldbery (1966)
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 (p394) Comments: Re stratigraphy.
REFID: 31276 Helby, R. 1973 Review of Late Permian and Triassic palynology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 4 p141-155
Usage: Mentioned (p147) Comments: Palynology
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: 31426 Galloway, M.C. 1972 Statistical analysis of regional heavy mineral variation, Hawkesbury Sandstone and Narrabeen Group (Triassic), Sydney Basin. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 19(1) p65-76
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments:
REFID: 29749 Bembrick, C.S. , Holland, W.N. 1972 Stratigraphy and structure of the Grose Sandstone in the Blue Mountains. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 7 p11-18
Usage: Mentioned (p12) 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: 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 (p6) Comments:
REFID: 34236 Helby, R. 1969 Aspects of stratigraphic palynology in the "Triassic" of the Sydney Basin. IN Abstracts for the second symposium in Advances in the study of the Sydney Basin, 1969. University of Newcastle. Department of Geology 1v p17-18
Usage: Mentioned (p17) 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: 34042 Branagan, D.F. 1969 The Sydney Basin - Triassic System - Narrabeen Group, Lithgo w area. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales . Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p399-400
Usage: Mentioned (p399) Comments:
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: 34209 Goodwin, R.H. 1969 Triassic stratigraphy - Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 102(2) p137-148
Usage: Mentioned (p137) Comments: See also P140,141 & Table 1.
REFID: 43359 Goldbery, R. 1969 1:50 000, geological series Mellong (provisional edition) Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Provisional first edition
REFID: 43361 Bembrick, C.S. , Goldbery, R. 1968 1:50 000 geological series, Coricudgy, 8932-11 (Provisional first edition) Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: (Provisional first edition) Part of Narrabeen Group
REFID: 43360 Goldbery, R. 1968 1:50 000 geological series, Glen Davis (Provisional) First Edition Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: (Provisional first edition)Part of Grose Sandstone part of Narrabeen Group
REFID: 43362 Bembrick, C.S. , Goldbery, R. 1968 1:50 000 geological series, Olinda 8932-11 (Provisional first edition) Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: (Provisional first edition)Part of Narrabeen Group
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 (p22) Comments:
REFID: 43344 Branagan, D.F. , McElroy, C.T. , Packham, G.H. 1967 Field geology of New South Wales Science Press 191
Usage: Not recorded (p21,53) Max age from reference: Triassic Comments: Grose River
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) Max age from reference: Triassic 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: See also Lexicon
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) Max age from reference: Early Triassic Comments: Ref. to Crook 1957

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