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Burra-Moko Head Sandstone STRATNO: 28305
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as: Burra-Moko Head Sandstone Member
Description: Quartzose to quartz-lithic sandstone.
Comments: Supersedes Burra Moko Head Member, Burra Moko Head Sandstone and Burra Moko Head Sandstone Member.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 112m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Triassic Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Early Triassic Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Mount York Claystone overlies Burra-Moko Head Sandstone
First Reference:
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

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


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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: Described (p11) Comments: of Grose Subgroup
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: Early Triassic 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: Described (p146) Comments: Isopach map Fig. 8.7
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: Described (p12) Comments:
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: Quartz rich 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 Grose Subgroup (Narrabeen Group). Quartzose to quartz-lithic sandstone. Max. thickness: 112m. 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) Min age from reference: Triassic Max age from reference: Triassic Comments:
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: Sandy alluvial outwash material deposited along the western margins of the Sydney Basin.
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 (p129) Comments: Sydney Basin.
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 (p44) 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: Mentioned (p501) 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: Relationships in Narrabeen Gp.
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:

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