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Teltawongee beds STRATNO: 29560
Current: No Rank: Formation, beds Status: Superseded State(s): NSW
Category: Other new published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 10-AUG-95Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Teltawongee Group Previously known as: Wonominta beds
Description: Turbidite-dominated basin lithic sandstones, shales, slates, siltstones, some shales, fossiliferous.
Comments: Includes Copper Mine Range beds of Pogson and Scheibner (1971). Formerly part of the "Wonominta beds". To be supserseded by Teltawongee Group - Teltawongee Group published in 2001. Kayrunnera Zone, Delamerian Fold Belt.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Middle Cambrian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Early Cambrian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Kayrunnera Group overlies Teltawongee beds
Kara beds underlies Teltawongee beds conformity
Morden Formation overlies Teltawongee beds unconformity
Ponto Group is faulted against Teltawongee beds
First Reference:
REFID: 43192 Mills, K.J., 1992, Geological evolution of the Wonominta Block, Tectonophysics, 214 (1-4), p57-68

Use on maps:
REFID: 63489 Laing, W.P., Preiss, W.V., Stevens, B.P.J., Flint, R.B., 2002, Interpreted Solid Geology of the Curnamona Province and surrounding Neoproterozoic and Palaeozoic belts, South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources., 1v, Map
REFID: 63789 Buckley, P.M., 2002, Nuchea 1:100 000 geological sheet 7335 (First Edition)., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, Map
REFID: 63790 Mills, K.J., Hicks, M., Cooper, I.B., 2001, Wonnaminta 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 7336 (First Edition)., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, Map
REFID: 64671 Stevens, B.P.J., Mills, K.J., Direen, N.J., Buckley, P.M., Cooper, I., 2000, Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation Map 1:250 000 scale, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map
REFID: 64680 Stevens, B.P.J., Mills, K.J., Direen, N.J., Cooper, I., 2002, Nuchea 7335 - Grasmere 7435 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 64682 Buckley, P.M., 2001, Grasmere 1:100 000 geological sheet 7435, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 64683 Mills, K.J., Hicks, M.G., 2000, Kayrunnera 1:100 000 geological sheet 7436, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 64684 Stevens, B.P.J., Mills, K.J., Direen, N.J., Cooper, I., 2002, Bancannia 7236 - Wonnaminta 7336 - Kayrunnera 7436 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 64686 Stevens, B.P.J., Mills, K.J., Direen, N.J., Cooper, I., 2002, Topar 7334 - Bunda 7434 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 64687 Stevens, B.P.J., Mills, K.J., Direen, N.J., Cooper, I., 2002, Mount Arrowsmith 7237 - Cobham Lake 7337 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, map
REFID: 66929 Stevens, B.P.J., Mills, K.J., Direen, N.J., Buckley, P.M., Cooper, I., 2002, Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation Map 1:250 000, version 3., Geological Survey of New South Wales, map
REFID: 66933 Mills, K.J., Stevens, B.P.J., Buckley, P.M., Robson, D., Moore, M., 2003, Tibooburra - Mount Arrowsmith Geophysical - Geological Interpretation Map 1:250 000, Geological Survey of New South Wales
REFID: 70013 Sharp, T.R., Robson, D.R., Hallett, M.S., Mills, K.J., Stevens, B.P.J., 2006, Loch Lilly - Kars Belt 1:250 000 geophysical - geological interpretation map, Geological Survey of New South Wales, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 43192 Mills, K.J. 1992 Geological evolution of the Wonominta Block Tectonophysics 214 (1-4) p57-68
Usage: Fully described (p63,Table 1 p61.) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Includes Copper Mine Range beds of Pogson and Scheibner (1971). Equivalent to Kanmantoo Group of S.A.
REFID: 65381 Verard, C. 2009 Paleomagnetic study of the Late Silurian-Early Devonian Mt Daubeny Formation from the Broken Hill area, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(5) p687-710
Usage: Briefly described (p688, 691, 689 fig 2) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Of the Wertago zone, Broken Hill; slope turbidites. Tight upright folded turbiditic sandstones.
REFID: 62793 Zhen Yong-Yi , Percival, I.G. 2006 Late Cambrian-Early Ordovician conodont faunas from the Koonenberry Belt of western New South Wales Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, Memoir 32 267-285
Usage: Briefly described (p270) Comments: Formerly called Wonominta beds in this area. Deformed and metamorphosed sediments in Northern Koonenberry Belt. Unconformably overlain in the east by Morden Formation, the basal unit of Kayrunnera Group.
REFID: 70013 Sharp, T.R. , Robson, D.R. , Hallett, M.S. , Mills, K.J. , Stevens, B.P.J. 2006 Loch Lilly - Kars Belt 1:250 000 geophysical - geological interpretation map Geological Survey of New South Wales map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Broughton Vale (geophysical basement) Zone. Interpreted equivalent to sedimentary and volcanic rocks in the Wirryilka, Budgeree, Mazar and Kimberley (geophysical basement) Zones. , Dark grey to buff brown, fine- to medium-grained quartzofeldspathic sandstone with detrital mica flakes.
REFID: 70210 Black, L.P. 2006 SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages obtained during 2005/06 for NSW Geological Survey projects Geological Survey of New South Wales, Report, GS 2006/821 37p
Usage: Briefly described (p1, p23, p27, p40-41) Comments: Koonenberry-Tibooburra district. Intruded by a granite dated at 423.1 +/- 2.4 Ma (also given as 424.1 +/- 2.7 Ma and 422.7 +/- 6.5 Ma).
REFID: 60990 Paterson, J.R. 2005 Revision of Discomesites and Estaingia (Trilobita) from the Lower Cambrian Cymbric Vale Formation, Western New South Wales: Taxonomic, Biostratigraphic and Biogeographic Implications Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 126 p81-93
Usage: Briefly described (p85-86) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Coeval with the Gnalta Group. Turbidite slope-trough facies. Biogeographic implications discussed.
REFID: 50618 Pahl, J.K. , Sikorska, M. 2004 Cathodoluminescence study of carbonate cements in the Upper Cambrian conglomerates from the Wonominta Block, northwestern New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 51(2) p247-259
Usage: Briefly described (p248 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Wonominta Block.
REFID: 63793 Buckley, P.M. 2003 Nuchea 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 7335 Explanatory Notes. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Report, GS GS2003/164 92
Usage: Briefly described (p19 Table 1, p21, p33-34, 36.) Comments: Formerly part of Wonominta beds (Warris 1967). Equivalent to Kanmantoo Group in eastern Mount Lofty Ranges, SA. Slope deposits, coeval with near-shore deposits of Gnalta Group to the west. , Unit in Wonominta beds. , Includes Copper Mine Range beds. , Faulted against Kara beds and Ponto Group. , Dark gey slate, turbidite sandstones witrh graded bedding and Bouma sequence structures; coarse detrital mica flakes common; contains sponge spicules, vertical worm tubes.
REFID: 24599 Direen, N.G. , Crawford, A.J. 2003 The Tasman Line: where is it, what is it, and is it Australia's Rodinian breakup boundary? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(4) p491-502
Usage: Briefly described (p494, p495 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: See also p496. Geological Province: Koonenberry Belt.
REFID: 66933 Mills, K.J. , Stevens, B.P.J. , Buckley, P.M. , Robson, D. , Moore, M. 2003 Tibooburra - Mount Arrowsmith Geophysical - Geological Interpretation Map 1:250 000 Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Comments: Kayrunnera Zone, Delamerian Fold Belt. Strongly cleaved and tight to isoclinally folded. Weak magnetic signature. , Overlies Kara beds. Faulted against Ponto Group. , Monotonous dark grey to buff brown fine- to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flakes; rarer beds of grey, green and maroon slate.
REFID: 64684 Stevens, B.P.J. , Mills, K.J. , Direen, N.J. , Cooper, I. 2002 Bancannia 7236 - Wonnaminta 7336 - Kayrunnera 7436 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Early Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Conformably overlie western Kara beds, faulted against Ponto Group. Monotonous dark grey to buff brown fine to medium-grained tubiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flakes. Strongly cleaved and tight to isoclinally folded.
REFID: 63489 Laing, W.P. , Preiss, W.V. , Stevens, B.P.J. , Flint, R.B. 2002 Interpreted Solid Geology of the Curnamona Province and surrounding Neoproterozoic and Palaeozoic belts South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources. 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Turbiditic arenites and minor slate/phyllite.
REFID: 66929 Stevens, B.P.J. , Mills, K.J. , Direen, N.J. , Buckley, P.M. , Cooper, I. 2002 Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation Map 1:250 000, version 3. Geological Survey of New South Wales map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: , Overlies Kara beds. Faulted against Ponto Group. , Monotonous dark grey to buff brown, fine- to medium-grained, turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flakes; rare beds of grey, green and maroon slate.
REFID: 64687 Stevens, B.P.J. , Mills, K.J. , Direen, N.J. , Cooper, I. 2002 Mount Arrowsmith 7237 - Cobham Lake 7337 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Conformably overlie western Kara beds, faulted against Ponto Group. Monotonous dark grey to buff brown fine to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrial mica flakes.
REFID: 63789 Buckley, P.M. 2002 Nuchea 1:100 000 geological sheet 7335 (First Edition). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Monotonous dark grey to buff-brown fine to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flakes and minor grey, green and maroon slate units. Strongly cleaved with tight to isoclinal folds. Clear graded bedding.
REFID: 64680 Stevens, B.P.J. , Mills, K.J. , Direen, N.J. , Cooper, I. 2002 Nuchea 7335 - Grasmere 7435 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Conformably overlie western Kara beds, faulted against Ponto Group. Monotonous dark grey to buff brown fine to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flakes. Strongley cleaved and tight to isoclinally folded.
REFID: 64686 Stevens, B.P.J. , Mills, K.J. , Direen, N.J. , Cooper, I. 2002 Topar 7334 - Bunda 7434 1:100 000 geological sheet. Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation map Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Conformably overlie western Kara beds, faulted against Ponto Group. Montonous dark grey to buff brown fine to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flackes. Strongly cleaved and tight to isoclinally folded.
REFID: 64682 Buckley, P.M. 2001 Grasmere 1:100 000 geological sheet 7435 Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Monotonous dark grey to buff brown, fine to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites and lesser phyllite with detrital mica flakes.
REFID: 64168 Page, R.W. , Stevens, B.P.J. , Gibson, G.M. , Conor, C.H.H. , Mills, K. , Hicks, M. 2001 Recent advances in mapping and understanding of the Koonenberry Belt Minfo 68 p30-32
Usage: Briefly described (p30, p31) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Koonenberry Belt. Turbiditic slope deposits.
REFID: 63790 Mills, K.J. , Hicks, M. , Cooper, I.B. 2001 Wonnaminta 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 7336 (First Edition). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Monotonous dark grey to buff brown fine to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flakes. Strongly cleaved with tight to isoclinal folds.
REFID: 60567 Burtt, A.C. , Abbot, P.J. , Fanning, C.M. 2000 Definition of Teal Hill and Marne River Volcanics and associated shear zone MESA Journal 17 p37-43
Usage: Briefly described (p39) Comments:
REFID: 64683 Mills, K.J. , Hicks, M.G. 2000 Kayrunnera 1:100 000 geological sheet 7436 Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Monotonous dark grey to buff brown fine to medium-grained turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites with detrital mica flakes. Strongly cleaved and tight to isoclinally folded.
REFID: 64671 Stevens, B.P.J. , Mills, K.J. , Direen, N.J. , Buckley, P.M. , Cooper, I. 2000 Koonenberry Pre-Permian Interpretation Map 1:250 000 scale Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Conformably overlie Kara beds; faulted against Ponto beds. Monotonous dk. grey to buff brown fine- to med.-gr. turbiditic quartzofeldspathic arenites+detrital mica flakes;strongly cleaved-tight to isoclinally folded. Rare beds of grey, green, maroon slate
REFID: 23309 VandenBerg, A.H.M. , Willman, C.E. , Maher, S. , Simons, B.A. , Cayley, R.A. , Taylor, D.H. , Morand, V.J. , Moore, D.H. , Radojkovic, A. 2000 The Tasman Fold Belt System in Victoria Geological Survey of Victoria. Special Publication 1v 462p
Usage: Briefly described (p366) Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 23224 Burton, G.R. , Mason, A.J. 1998 Controls on Opal Localisation in the White Cliffs Area. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 107 p1-11
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments:
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 (Tb 13.1 (insert p70), p90 Fig. 14.7B) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Turbidites. Contains a lithological variant called Copper Mine Range beds. Correlate with Kanmantoo Group. Geological Province: Kanmantoo Fold Belt. See also p75, p99 and p404 and 406 App. 1 Tb. A1.4.
REFID: 22772 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 5(13). Neoproterozoic. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p53-71
Usage: Briefly described (Table13.1) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 22580 Suppel, D.W. , Barnes, R.G. , Scheibner, E. 1998 The Palaeozoic in New South Wales- geology and mineral resources. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 17(3) 87-105
Usage: Briefly described (p87) Min age from reference: Cambrian Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 22671 Crawford, A.J. , Stevens, B.P.J. , Fanning, M. 1997 Geochemistry and tectonic setting of some Neoproterozoic and Early Cambrian volcanics in western New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 44(6) p831-852
Usage: Briefly described (Table1p833,Fig1p835) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Mainly turbidites. Geological Province: Kanmantoo Fold Belt.
REFID: 44093 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1996 Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Volume 1 Structural Framework. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(1) 295pp
Usage: Briefly described (p47, p109-110) Min age from reference: Early Paleozoic Max age from reference: Early Paleozoic Comments: See also p145 and p148. Unconformable clastic sediments and basic volcanics. Fault contact with Ponto beds. Formerly part of the "Wonominta beds". Contains lithological variant Copper Mine Range beds. Geological Province: Kanmantoo Fold Belt.
REFID: 43213 Withnall, I.W. , Blake, P.R. , Crouch, S.B.S. , Tenison Woods, K. , Grimes, K.G. , Hayward, M.A. , Lam, J.S. , Rees, I.D. , Garrad, P. 1995 Geology of the southern part of the Anakie Inlier, central Queensland. Queensland Geology 7
Usage: Briefly described (p63) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Turbidites. Folded into tight upright folds during Delamerian Orogeny (late Middle Cambrian). , Overlies Kara beds. Is correlated with Gnalta Group.
REFID: 42982 Zhou, B. , Whitford, D.J. 1994 Geochemistry of the Mt Wright Volcanics from the Wonominta Block, northwestern New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(4) p331-340
Usage: Briefly described (p333) Comments:
REFID: 66623 Greenfield, J.E. , Gilmore, P.J. , Mills, K.J. 2010 Explanatory notes for the Koonenberry Belt geological maps. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Bulletin 35 498pp
Usage: Mentioned (p31, p33.) Comments: Approximate equivalents with units of Teltawongee Group.
REFID: 64169 Buckley, P. 2001 GRASMERE 1:100 000 sheet, home to a few surprises Minfo 70 p18-20
Usage: Mentioned (p18, p20 Fig. 9) Min age from reference: Middle Cambrian Max age from reference: Early Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Mount Daubeny Basin. See also Teltawongee Beds.
REFID: 23469 Neef, G. , Bottrill, R.S. 2001 Stratigraphy, structure and tectonics of Lower Ordovician and Devonian strata of the central part of Wonominta Block, western New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(2) P 317-330
Usage: Mentioned (Fig 3 p 320) Comments:
REFID: 22858 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 6(14). Early-Middle Cambrian. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p75-101
Usage: Mentioned (p75,81,Fig14.7bp90-1) Comments:

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