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Tamby Creek Formation STRATNO: 29042
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 26-MAR-13
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Andesite and andesite breccia interbedded with lithic sandstone, conglomerate and tuff.
Comments: Previously thought to be of Permian age. Geological Province: Cranky Corner Basin.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 130m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Timescale: GTS 2004
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Minimum age: Gzhelian Ma: 300.3 2.4 % from base of biozone: Age method: isotopic, U/Pb-Pb/Pb ion probe
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Kasimovian Ma: 303.7 2.4 % from base of biozone: Age method: isotopic, U/Pb-Pb/Pb ion probe

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Beckers Formation overlies Tamby Creek Formation unconformity
Seaham Formation underlies Tamby Creek Formation
First Reference:
REFID: 32094 McClung, G., 1975, Late Palaeozoic glacial faunas of Australia: distribution and age. IN Campbell K.S.W.(ed) - Gondwana geology: papers from the 3rd Gondwana symposium, Canberra, 1973., ANU Press, Canberra, 1v, p381-390

Definition Reference:
REFID: 60293 Diessel, C.F.K., Gammidge, L.C., 2003, Downhole vitrinite reflectance in DM Tangorin DDH 1 IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin", New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin, 4, p107-114

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Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 60290 Stevenson, D.K. 2003 Stratigraphy, lithology and depositional setting of the Cranky Corner Basin IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p15-50.
Usage: Fully described (p15, 18, 34-35, 38-39) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Basal unit of Dalwood Gp. Overlies Seaham Fm. Unconformably overlain by Beckers Fm. Thick: 82 m. Interbedded volcanic congloms + intermediate to felsic tuffs. Age: 304-300 Ma. G.P: Cranky Corner Basin.
REFID: 60295 Balme, B.E. , Foster, C.B. 2003 Palynostratigraphy of DM Tangorin DDH1, Cranky Corner Basin, New South Wales IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p127-153
Usage: Described (p127, p133 Fig.9) Min age from reference: Asselian Max age from reference: Westphalian Comments: Of Dalwood Group. Overlies Seaham Formation. Overlain by Beckers Formation. Age: 300-304 Ma. Volcanogenic. Geological Province: Cranky Corner Basin.
REFID: 60292 Skilbeck, C.G. , Korsch, R.J. , Fuxiang He 2003 Petrography and whole rock geochemistry of clastic sedimentary rocks from the Cranky Corner Basin IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p65-107
Usage: Described (p65) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Overlies Seaham Formation. Overlain by Beckers Formation. Petrography and geochemistry described.
REFID: 60291 Barron, L.M. 2003 Petrology of DM Tangorin DDH 1 Cranky Corner Basin IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p51-63
Usage: Described (p51, 53 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Distal Tuff, volcanic conglomerate, sandstone. Coastal alluvial fan, proximal volcanism. Petrology described.
REFID: 62095 Roberts, J. , Offler, R. , Fanning, M. 2006 Carboniferous to Lower Permian stratigraphy of the southern Tamworth Belt, southern New England Orogen, Australia: boundary sequences of the Werrie and Rouchel Blocks Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53(2) p249-284
Usage: Briefly described (p268) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Includes tuffs interbedded with conglomerates containing intermediate and basaltic clasts. Age: 304-3+-Ma.
REFID: 60299 Klootwijk, C. 2003 DM Tangorin DDH1 drillcore, Cranky Corner Basin magnetostratigraphy, palaeomagnetism and rock magnetism IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p207-238
Usage: Briefly described (p207, 218) Comments: Palaeomagnetism measured.
REFID: 60293 Diessel, C.F.K. , Gammidge, L.C. 2003 Downhole vitrinite reflectance in DM Tangorin DDH 1 IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p107-114
Usage: Briefly described (p108 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Overlies: Seaham Formation. Overlain by Beckers Formation.
REFID: 60289 Stevenson, D.K. 2003 Introduction IN Facer, R.A. and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p1-11
Usage: Briefly described (p2) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Of Dalwood Group. Overlies Seaham Formation. Underlies Beckers Formation. Geological Province: Cranky Corner Basin.
REFID: 60296 Archbold, N.W. 2003 Marine Early Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) invertebrate palaeontology of DM Tangorin DDH1, Cranky Corner Basin IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p155-166
Usage: Briefly described (p155, p156 Fig.1) Comments: Of Dalwood Group. Geological Province: Cranky Corner Basin
REFID: 60298 Claoue-Long, J.C. , Korsch, R.J. 2003 Numerical time measurement in the DM Tangorin DDH1 drillcore. IN: Facer, R.A. & Foster, C.B. (editors.) Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 179-205
Usage: Briefly described (p180, 185) Min age from reference: Stephanian Max age from reference: Stephanian Comments: Age: 304-300 Ma (SHRIMP zircon U-Pb). Coarse volcanic-derived conglomerates with interbeds of volcaniclastic sandstone.
REFID: 60300 Facer, R.A. , Emerson, D.W. , Bocking, M.A. 2003 Physical properties for selected samples from DM Tangorin DDH1: specific gravity; porosity; thermal conductivity; radiometric data and heat generation IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p239-252
Usage: Briefly described (p242 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Of the Dalwood Group. Overlies Seaham Formation. Overlain by Beckers Formation. Tuff, tuffaceous sandstone and volcanic conglomerate.
REFID: 60294 Boreham, C.J. , Korsch, R.J. 2003 Potential source rocks from Cranky Corner DDH1 to DDH5 and DM Tangorin DDH1 wells, Cranky Corner Basin, New South Wales IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p115-126
Usage: Briefly described (p116 Fig.1) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Overlies Seaham Formation. Overlain by Beckers Formation.
REFID: 60297 Boyd, R. , Van Heeswijck, A. , Chalmers, G. 2003 Sedimentology, stratigraphy and depositional environment of the Greta Coal Measures in DM Tangorin DDH1 drillhole, Cranky Corner Basin IN Facer, R.A and Foster, C.B. (eds.) "Geology of the Cranky Corner Basin" New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Bulletin 4 p167-178
Usage: Briefly described (p167) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of the Dalwood Group. Geological Province: Cranky Corner Basin.
REFID: 23540 Van Heeswijck, A. 2001 Sequence stratigraphy of coal-bearing, high energy clastic units: the Maitland - Cessnock - Greta Coalfield and Cranky Corner Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(3) p417-426
Usage: Briefly described (Fig 3 p 420) Comments: Also see p 425
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 (p536 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Of the Dalwood Group. Andesite and andesite breccia interbedded with lithic sandstone, conglomerate and tuff. Max. thickness: 130m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 22610 Van Heeswijck, A. 1997 A new interpretation of the Greta Coal Measures in the Maitland-Cessnock-Greta Coalfield and Cranky Corner Basin Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin 31 p 123- 130
Usage: Briefly described (Fig 5) Max age from reference: Silesian Comments: Age 305.3 +/-3.2Ma
REFID: 37922 Benson, J.M. 1981 Late Carboniferous and Early Permian tillites north of Newcastle, New South Wales. IN Hambrey M.J., Harland W.B.(Eds) - Earth's pre- Pleistocene glacial record. (Cambridge Earth Sciences Series). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom 1v p480-484
Usage: Briefly described (p481) Comments:
REFID: 65382 Veevers, J.J. 2009 Mid-Carboniferous Centralian uplift linked by U-Pb zircon chronology to the onset of Australian glaciation and glacio-eustasy Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(5) p711-717
Usage: Mentioned (p717 App. 2) Min age from reference: Pennsylvanian Comments: Gresford Block, NSW. Top has radiometric age of 302 Ma.
REFID: 63832 Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. , Birgenheier, L.P. , Rygel, M.C. , Jones, A.T. , Roberts, J. 2008 Stratigraphic imprint of the Late Palaeozoic Ice Age in eastern Australia: a record of alternating glacial and nonglacial climate regime Geological Society of London. Journal 165 p129-140
Usage: Mentioned (p131 fig 2, p135) Min age from reference: Kasimovian Max age from reference: Moscovian Comments: Cranky Corner/Gresford block, Southern New England Fold Belt. , Conformably overlies Seaham Formation.
REFID: 44244 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. 1991 Geology of the Camberwell, Dungog, and Bulahdelah 1:100 000 sheets 9133, 9233, 9333. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 382pp
Usage: Mentioned (p272) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments:
REFID: 38217 Archbold, N.W. 1982 Correlation of the Early Permian faunas of Gondwana: implications for the Gondwanan Carboniferous-Permian boundary. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 29(3/4) p267-276
Usage: Mentioned (p272) Comments:
REFID: 38837 Brownlow, J.W. 1982 Diapirism and the development of four thermal provinces in northeastern New South Wales.IN Flood P.G.,Runnegar B.(eds)-New England geology. Proceedings of symposium on geology of New England area,Armidale Jul.82. University of New England. Department of Geology & AHV Club 1v p229-239
Usage: Mentioned (p232) Comments:
REFID: 39304 McClung, G. 1980 Permian biostratigraphy of the northern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p360-375
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 19.2) Comments:
REFID: 39288 McClung, G. 1980 Permian marine sedimentation in the northern Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p54-72
Usage: Mentioned (p57) Comments:
REFID: 35284 McClung, G. 1978 Morphology, palaeocology and biostratigraphy of Ingelarella (Brachiopoda : Spiriferida) in the Bowen and Sydney Basins of Eastern Australia. Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication 365 (Palaeo, 40) p17-87
Usage: Mentioned (p37) 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 (Fig. 8) Comments:
REFID: 32094 McClung, G. 1975 Late Palaeozoic glacial faunas of Australia: distribution and age. IN Campbell K.S.W.(ed) - Gondwana geology: papers from the 3rd Gondwana symposium, Canberra, 1973. ANU Press, Canberra 1v p381-390
Usage: Mentioned (p383) Comments:
REFID: 32097 McClung, G. , Armstrong, J. 1975 New species of Martinopsis (Brachiopoda:Spiriferida) from the Permian of eastern Australia. Queensland Government Mining Journal LXXIV(855) p231-234
Usage: Mentioned (p231) Comments: Occurrence of Martiniopsis elongata

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