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Donnybrook Sandstone STRATNO: 28510
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): WA
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 22-JUL-13
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Indurated fine- to medium-grained feldspathic and kaolinitic sandstone with shale partings and colour variations from white to beige and pink.
Comments: See also Lexicon. Used as dimension stone in the building industry. A commercial name as well as a stratigraphic name.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: WA Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 200m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Cretaceous Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Cretaceous Ma: 125 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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First Reference:
REFID: 44303 Lowry, D.C., 1967, Busselton and Augusta, Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheets. SI/50-5 & SI/50-9., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 21pp

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: 40360 Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1983, Collie, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/50-06, 1st edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v
REFID: 43189 Myers, J.S., 1989, Albany 1:1 000 000 geological sheet SI50, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 1v, map


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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 (p175) Min age from reference: Neocomian Max age from reference: Neocomian Comments:
REFID: 30188 Cockbain, A.E. , Playford, P.E. 1973 Stratigraphic nomenclature of Cretaceous rocks in the Perth Basin. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Report 1972 p26-31
Usage: Defined (p75) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Refers to Saint-Smith(1912)
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 (p249) Comments:
REFID: 40359 Wilde, S.A. , Walker, I.W. 1982 Collie, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SI/50-06. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Described (p23) Comments:
REFID: 37341 Finkl, C.W. , Fairbridge, R.W. 1979 Paleogeographic evolution of a rifted cratonic margin: S.W. Australia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 26 p221-252
Usage: Described (p229) Comments:
REFID: 64769 Fetherston, J.M. 2007 Dimension stone in Western Australia. Volume 1: Industry review and dimension stones of the southwest region. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 23 181p
Usage: Briefly described (p7, p29, p30 Tb. 4, p32-33, p34 Fig. 22) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Age: 125Ma. Thickness: 200m. Fine- to medium-grained, feldspathic sandstone that ranges through white to cream, pink, and pale brown. WA. Aslo on p131, p133 and p 132 Fig. 136.
REFID: 60556 Freeman, M.J. , Donaldson, M.J. 2004 Major mineral deposits of southwestern Western Australia - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2004/17 38p
Usage: Briefly described (p33) Min age from reference: Permian Comments: Permian
REFID: 61273 Fetherston, J.M. 2004 Western Australian dimension stones for the 21st century Geological Survey of Western Australia 2003-04 p81-87
Usage: Briefly described (p87) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Used as dimension stone in the building industry. A commercial name as well as a stratigraphic name. Indurated fine- to medium-grained feldspathic and kaolinitic sandstone with colour variations from white to beige, and pink.
REFID: 24410 Abeysinghe, P.B. 2003 Silica resources of Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 21 228p
Usage: Briefly described (p28) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Yellow to grey, fine and medium-grained sandstone. Correlates with the Lower Cretaceous Warnbro Group (lower South Perth Shale and upper Leederville Formation).
REFID: 43038 Townsend, D.B. 1994 Mineral Deposits of the Albany 1:1 000 000 Sheet. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 1993/4 80pp
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Comments:
REFID: 43189 Myers, J.S. 1989 Albany 1:1 000 000 geological sheet SI50 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 41780 Backhouse, J. , Wilson, A.C. 1989 New records of Permian and Cretaceous sediments from the southwestern part of the Yilgarn Block. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 25 p1-5
Usage: Briefly described (p2) 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: Briefly described (p246, 249) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Geological Province: Perth Basin. Max. thickness: 60 m.
REFID: 24160 Abeysinghe, P.B. 2002 Bentonite, attapulgite and common clays in Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 20 202p
Usage: Mentioned (p94) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments: Perth Basin.
REFID: 43212 Myers, J.S. 1995 Geology of the Albany 1:1 000 000 sheet. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v 9p
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 42711 Le Blanc Smith, G. 1993 Geology and Permian Coal Resources of the Collie Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 38 86p
Usage: Mentioned (p30) Comments: Geological province: Perth Basin. Approximately equivalent to Nakina Formation in the Collie Basin.
REFID: 67861 Wilson, A.C. 1990 Collie Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 525-531
Usage: Mentioned (p530) Comments: Southern Perth Basin, and adjacent Yilgarn Craton. Correlated with Cretacous Nakina Formation.
REFID: 41912 Wyrwoll, K.H. , Glover, G.E. 1989 The geological and geomorphological framework of Western Aus tralia. Western Australian Year Book 1v p11-34
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments:
REFID: 40928 Chin, R.J. , Brakel, A.T. 1986 Dumbleyung, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SI/50-07. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p13) Comments:
REFID: 40360 Geological Survey of Western Australia 1983 Collie, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SI/50-06, 1st edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Cretaceous Max age from reference: Cretaceous Comments:
REFID: 37344 Fairbridge, R.W. , Finkl, C.W. 1980 Cratonic erosional unconformities and peneplains. Journal of Geology 88(1) p69-86
Usage: Mentioned (p76) Comments:
REFID: 37577 Western Australia. Department of Mines. 1980 Mineral resources of Western Australia. Department of Mines Western Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p53) 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: 37350 Fairbridge, R.W. , Finkl, C.W. 1978 Geomorphic analysis of the rifted cratonic margins of Western Australia. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 22(4) p369-389
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments:
REFID: 35056 Connolly, R.R. 1976 Construction materials - Western Australia in Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p89-91
Usage: Mentioned (p90) 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 (p261) Comments: See also P265. Palaeomagnetism.
REFID: 35026 Hill, W.B. 1976 Rare earths - Western Australia in Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 4. Industrial minerals and rocks. AusIMM. Monograph Series 8 p331
Usage: Mentioned (p331) Comments:
REFID: 33165 Skwarko, S.K. 1973 A correlation chart for the Cretaceous system in Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 126 p55-64
Usage: Mentioned (Chart) Comments: Correlation chart only
REFID: 31562 Johnstone, M.H. , Lowry, D.C. , Quilty, P.G. 1973 The geology of southwestern Australia - a review. Royal Society of Western Australia. Journal 56 5-15
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments: Stratigraphic table
REFID: 30146 Churchward, H.M. , Bettenay, E. 1973 The physiographic significance of conglomeratic sediments and associated laterites in valleys of the Darling Plateau, near Harvey, Western Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 20(3) p309-317
Usage: Mentioned (p314) Comments: Refers Balme (1956).
REFID: 44303 Lowry, D.C. 1967 Busselton and Augusta, Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheets. SI/50-5 & SI/50-9. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 21pp
Usage: Not recorded (p.9) Max age from reference: Mesozoic Comments: (I/50-5,9).

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