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Bulli Coal STRATNO: 2904
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as: Bulli coal
Description: Coal
Comments: Illawarra Coal Measures.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
Top of unit -
Minimum age: Late Permian 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:

Stratigraphic Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status

Chemical Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status


Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Narrabeen Group overlies Bulli Coal
Loddon Sandstone underlies Bulli Coal
Eckersley Formation underlies Bulli Coal
Wombarra Claystone overlies Bulli Coal
First Reference:
REFID: 29900 Bowman, H.N., 1970, Palaeoenvironment and revised nomenclature of the Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawarra Coal Measures in the Wollongong-Kiama area, New South Wales., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 12(2), p163-182

Use on maps:
REFID: 36222 Bowman, H.N., Stewart, T.R., 1974, Wollongong, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9029-II, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol. Surv.NSW), 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


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 24471 Grevenitz, P. , Carr, P. , Hutton, A. 2003 Origin, alteration and geochemical correlation of Late Permian airfall tuffs in coal measures, Sydney Basin, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 55(1) p27-46
Usage: Described (p29 Fig.2, p32) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Overlies Lawrence and Loddon Sandstones. Top Of Illawarra Coal Measures. Startigraphically equivalent to Vales Point Coal Member. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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: Described (Fig 4.1b) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Sydney Subgroup
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: Described (p24) Comments: Of Sydney Subgroup.
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: Described (Fig.21.7) Comments: See also P405 & Fig.21.6
REFID: 37090 McLean, A.J. , Wright, E.A. 1975 Burragorang region. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p219-224
Usage: Described (p221) Comments:
REFID: 36220 Bowman, H.N. 1974 Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama, and Robertson 1:50 000 sheets. 9029-II, 9028-I & IV. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Described (p53) Comments: See also Table 1, P38 & P50.
REFID: 29901 Bowman, H.W. 1972 Natural slope stability in the City of Greater Wollongong. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 14(2) p159-222
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 24342 Memarian, H. , Fergusson, C.L. 2003 Multiple fracture sets in the southeastern Permian-Triassic Sydney Basin, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(1) p49-61
Usage: Briefly described (p51 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Sydney Subgroup. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 23881 Jones, B.G. , Chowdhury, R.N. , Ghobadi, M.H. 2001 Chapter 7 - Land instability: a case study from the Illawarra region, New South Wales IN Gostin, V.A. ed., 'Gondwana to Greenhouse: Australian Environmental Geoscience' Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 21 p67-74
Usage: Briefly described (p69 Fig. 7.2) Comments: Of the Illawarra Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 Sydney Subgroup (Illawarra Coal Measures). Geological Province: Sydney Basin
REFID: 42787 Arditto, P.A. 1991 A sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Late Permian succession in the Southern Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 38(2) p125-137
Usage: Briefly described (p133) Comments:
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: 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: Permian 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: Briefly described (p511) Comments:
REFID: 36593 Jakeman, B.L. 1980 The relationship between formation structure and thickness in the Permo-Triassic succession of the Southern Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia. International Association for Mathematical Geology. Journal 12(3) p185-212
Usage: Briefly described (Table 2) Comments: See also Fig.2
REFID: 31887 Loughnan, F.C. , McElroy, C.T. 1976 South Coast Permian and Triassic geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 18B
Usage: Briefly described (p7) Comments:
REFID: 30006 Bunny, M.R. 1972 Geology and coal resources of the Southern Catchment Coal Reserve, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 22
Usage: Briefly described (p42) Comments: Permian
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 (pp996-1001.) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Gives the most prominent high-amplitude reflection horizon in the seismic data, and is thus used in many diagrams in this article. , Topmost unit in Illawarra Coal Measures. , Overlies Eckersley Formation. Is overlain by Wombarra Claystone.
REFID: 61609 Arditto, P.A. 2001 Distribution and hydrocarbon potential of the Permian Nowra Sandstone, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the..." Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p239-249
Usage: Mentioned (p240 Tb. 1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Sydney Subgroup. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 22578 Herbert, C. 1995 Sequence stratigraphy of the Late Permian Coal Measures in the Sydney Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 42(4) p391-405
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.10 p400, p402) Comments:
REFID: 42642 Smyth, M. , Buckley, M.J. 1993 Statistical analysis of the microlithotype sequences in the Bulli Seam, Australia, and relevance to permeability for coal gas International Journal of Coal Geology 22(3/4) p167-187
Usage: Mentioned (p171-175) Comments: Sydney Basin
REFID: 43028 Middleton, M.F. 1993 Thermo-tectonic influences on the Sydney Basin during the breakup of Gondwana; In Findlay, Unrug, Banks, & Veevers (eds) Gondwana Eight. Assembly, evolution and dispersal. Proceedings of the Eighth Gondwana Symposium, Hobart, Tasmania, Aust A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam 1v p613-622
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.7,p618) Comments: of Illawarra Coal Measures
REFID: 41595 Hunt, J.W. , Smyth, M. 1989 Origin of inertinite-rich coals of Australian cratonic basins. International Journal of Coal Geology 11(1) p23-46
Usage: Mentioned (p24) Comments:
REFID: 42947 New South Wales. Dept. Mineral Resources 1988 Sydney Basin Reservoir Study enhances the Petroleum Prospectivity. New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Minfo 21 p41-47
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.16) Comments:
REFID: 41226 Hunt, J.W. 1987 Sulphur in the Permian coals of eastern Australia: variation and geological control. Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Journal 7 p11-32
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.6) Comments:
REFID: 40744 Loughnan, F.C. , Roberts, F.I. 1986 Dickite- and kaolinite-bearing sandstones and conglomerates in Illawarra Coal Measures of the Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 33(3) p325-332
Usage: Mentioned (p326) Comments:
REFID: 40275 Hunt, J.W. , Botz, R.W. 1986 Technical note - outbursts in Australian coal mines: a petrographic factor. AIMM. Bulletin and Proceedings 291(1) p59-63
Usage: Mentioned (p61) Comments:
REFID: 40631 Bembrick, C.S. , Smith, V. , Wallace, I. , Corkery, R.W. , Herbert, C. 1983 Extractive and mineral resources. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p149-171
Usage: Mentioned (p163) Comments:
REFID: 38615 Mullard, B.W. , Baker, C.J. , Bowman, H.N. 1983 Interesting hydrocarbon occurrences in a coal borehole in the Picton area, southern Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 51 p17-26
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments:
REFID: 39661 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1983 Report of Subcommittee for Southern Coalfield, June 1981. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 21(2) p443-447
Usage: Mentioned (p443) Comments:
REFID: 37730 Australian Coal Miner. 1982 Clutha Development's Tahmoor boosts BP Australia's coal production. Australian Coal Miner 4(3) p14-19
Usage: Mentioned (p18) 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: 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: Mentioned (p145) Comments:
REFID: 40044 Carr, P.F. , Facer, R.A. 1980 Radiometric ages of some igneous rocks from the Southern and Southwestern Coalfields of New South Wales. Search 11(11) p382-383
Usage: Mentioned (p382) Comments:
REFID: 39309 Bowman, H.N. 1980 Southern coalfield, Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawara Coal Measures. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p116-132
Usage: Mentioned (p128) Comments:
REFID: 36594 Facer, R.A. , Cook, A.C. , Beck, A.E. 1980 Thermal properties and coal rank in rocks and coal seams of the southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales: A palaeogeothermal explanation of coalification. International Journal of Coal Geology 1(1) p1-17
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
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: 31128 Gray, N.M. 1976 Engineering geology of the southern part of the Sydney Basin. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 6B
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 33869 Williams, W.A. , Wilson, R.G. 1976 Geological aspects of coal seam roof conditions in the Southern Coalfield of New South Wales. IN Illawarra district conference, 1976. AusIMM 1v p65-76
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 37089 Wilson, R.G. 1975 Southern Coalfield. In Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p206-218
Usage: Mentioned (p208) Comments:
REFID: 36222 Bowman, H.N. , Stewart, T.R. 1974 Wollongong, New South Wales, 1:50 000 geological series map. Sheet 9029-II, 1st edition. (See Geology of the Wollongong, Kiama & Robertson 1:50 000 sheets by Geol. Surv.NSW) Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Early Late Permian.
REFID: 32618 Pickett, J.W. 1972 The ecology of worm populations in the Erins Vale Formation (Late Permian) southern Sydney Basin. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 19(3) p313-320
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments: Perm. Strat. table
REFID: 33334 Stuntz, J. 1972 The surface distribution of the "Upper Coal Measures", Sydney Basin, New South Wales. IN Newcastle Conference, 1972. AusIMM 1v p1-9
Usage: Mentioned (Table 3) Comments:
REFID: 30007 Bunny, M.R. , Herbert, C. 1971 The Lower Triassic Newport Formation, Narrabeen Group, southern Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 13(2) p61-81
Usage: Mentioned (p78) Comments:
REFID: 29900 Bowman, H.N. 1970 Palaeoenvironment and revised nomenclature of the Upper Shoalhaven Group and Illawarra Coal Measures in the Wollongong-Kiama area, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 12(2) p163-182
Usage: Mentioned (p169) Comments:

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