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Colalura Sandstone STRATNO: 28210
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): WA
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 13-DEC-07
Replaced by: Previously known as: Colalura sandstone
Description:
Comments: (Playford et al., 1976).
Geological province: Perth Basin
Type state: WA Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 8.5m Minimum thickness:
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Bringo Shale overlies Colalura Sandstone
Newmarracarra Limestone overlies Colalura Sandstone conformity
Moonyoonooka Sandstone underlies Colalura Sandstone disconformity
First Reference:
REFID: 31706 Kummel, B., 1970, History of the earth., W.H.Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1v

Definition Reference:
REFID: 36293 Playford, P.E., Cockbain, A.E., Low, G.H., 1976, Geology of the Perth Basin, Western Australia., Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin, 124

Use on maps:
REFID: 30948 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1971, Geraldton-Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-01 & SH/49-04, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 36293 Playford, P.E. , Cockbain, A.E. , Low, G.H. 1976 Geology of the Perth Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 124
Usage: Defined (p147) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments:
REFID: 36890 Cockbain, A.E. , Lowry, D.C. , Cope, R.N. , Low, G.H. , Playford, P.E. 1975 Phanerozoic. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 2 p223-433
Usage: Fully described (p243) Comments:
REFID: 61811 Mory, A.J. , Haig, D.W. , McLoughlin, S. , Hocking, R.M. 2005 Geology of the northern Perth Basin, Western Australia - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2005/9 71p
Usage: Described (pp29-31, p34, p63.) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Middle Jurassic Comments: A thin unit containing phosphate nodules, fossil wood, leached shell debris and rare plesiosaur remains. Type section is on Spion Kop, a prominent breakaway near Moonyoonooka property; further details in Appendix 1. , Basal unit in Champion Bay Group. , Unconformably overlies Moonyoonooka Sandstone. Is overlain by Bringo Shale. , Friable, ferruginous, conglomeratic sandstone; originally a shelly limestone before weathering.
REFID: 44144 Cockbain, A.E. 1990 Perth Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 p495-525
Usage: Described (p506 Tb.4-21) Min age from reference: Aalenian Max age from reference: Aalenian Comments: Type Section: Spion Kop 28o46'44S 114o48'24''E. 8m thick shallow marine sediments containing molluscs and wood. , Champion Bay Group , Disconformably overlies Moonyoonooka Sandstone. Overlain by Bringo Shale (conformably) and Newmarracarra Limestone (disconformably). , Yellow-brown coarse-grained sandstone, commonly conglomeratic, with claystone, siltstone and shale intercalations.
REFID: 41284 Warris, B.J. 1988 The geology of the Mount Horner oilfield, Perth Basin, Western Australia. APEA Journal 28(1) p88-99
Usage: Described (p91) Comments:
REFID: 23816 Playford, P.E. , Cope, R.W. , Cockbain, A.E. , Low, G.H. , Lowry, D.C. 1975 Perth Basin IN Geology of Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 2
Usage: Described (p243, 244) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments: Geological Province: Perth Basin. Of the Champions Bay Group. Underlying unit: Moonyoonooka Sandstone (disconformable). Overlying units: Bringo Shale and Newmarracarra Limestone (conformable). Max. thickness: 8.5 m.
REFID: 32649 Playford, P.E. , Horwitz, R.C. , Peers, R. , Baxter, J.L. 1970 Geraldton, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/50-01. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 39pp
Usage: Described (p24) Comments: Table 1
REFID: 64635 Mory, A.J. , Hocking, R.M. 2008 Geology of Kalbarri and Mingenew areas - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2008/11 34p
Usage: Briefly described (p16) Min age from reference: Middle Jurassic Max age from reference: Middle Jurassic Comments: , Of the Champion Bay Group.
REFID: 24020 Craig, R.S. 2002 A new Jurassic Rhynchonellide Brachiopod from the Newmarracarra Limestone, Perth Basin, Western Australia Western Australian Museum. Records 20(4) p387-392
Usage: Briefly described (p387) Comments: Shallow marine deposit. Geological Province: Perth Basin
REFID: 23279 Mory, A.J. , Iasky, R.P. 1996 Stratigraphy and structure of the onshore northern Perth Basin Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 46 102pp
Usage: Mentioned (p28) Comments: (Playford et al., 1976).
REFID: 43495 Mory, A.J. 1995 Geology of the Mingenew-Dongara 1:100 000 Sheet Geological Survey of Western Australia. Explanatory Notes 1v 39p
Usage: Mentioned (16) Comments:
REFID: 38444 Howard, P.F. 1982 Phosphorite geology: course manual volume 3. Mineral exploration, feasibility and production. Australian National Commission for UNESCO, IGCP and ADAB 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p300) Comments:
REFID: 36257 Prider, T. 1979 The geology of Western Australia in relation to its mineral resources in Prider R.T.(ed) - Mining in Western Australia. University of Western Australia Press 1v p24-38
Usage: Mentioned (Table 2.1) Comments:
REFID: 33022 Schmidt, P.W. , Embleton, B.J.J. 1976 Palaeomagnetic results from sediments of the Perth Basin, Western Australia, and their bearing on the timing of regional lateritisation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 19(4) p257-273
Usage: Mentioned (p259) Comments:
REFID: 34721 Cope, R.N. 1976 Phosphate - Western Australia in Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p286-287
Usage: Mentioned (p286) Comments:
REFID: 35282 Johnstone, M.H. , Jones, D.K. , Pearson, G.R. , Smith, D.N. , Thomas, B.M. 1976 The Phanerozoic of the Perth and Carnarvon Basins, Western Australia. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 39C
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.27) Comments:
REFID: 31910 Lowry, D.C. 1974 Dongara-Hill River, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH/50-05. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 33pp
Usage: Mentioned (p22) Comments:
REFID: 33166 Skwarko, S.K. 1974 Jurassic fossils of Western Australia. 1.Bajocian bivalvia of the Newmarracarra Limestone and the Kojarena Sandstone. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 150 p57-109
Usage: Mentioned (p63) Comments: Refers Arkell & Playford (1954)
REFID: 31561 Johnstone, M.H. 1973 Palaeozoic and Mesozoic of the Perth and Carnarvon Basins. IN 3rd International Gondwana Symposium: notes on field trip no.2. 5-10 August. 1973. WAPET 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p22) Comments: Section
REFID: 31396 Howard, P.F. 1972 Exploration for phosphate in Australia - a case history. Economic Geology 67(8) p1180-1192
Usage: Mentioned (p1183) Comments: See also P1184.
REFID: 30948 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1971 Geraldton-Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheets SH/50-01 & SH/49-04, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Bajocian Max age from reference: Bajocian Comments:
REFID: 32648 Cope, R.W. , Playford, P.E. 1971 The Phanerozoic stratigraphy of Western Australia: a correlation chart in two parts. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 1970 p32-33
Usage: Mentioned (p32) Comments: Champion Bay Gp.
REFID: 31706 Kummel, B. 1970 History of the earth. W.H.Freeman & Co., San Francisco 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p665) Comments: Jurassic correlation chart

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