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Newport Formation (NSW) STRATNO: 29789
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 13-OCT-95Last Update: 31-JAN-17
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Interbedded laminite, shale, quartz to lithic-quartz sandstone; minor red claystone.
Comments: Invalid name introduced by Helby (1969) and Goldbery (1969). Not to be confused with Newport Formation of Victoria.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 49mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age
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Minimum age: Middle Triassic 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: Middle Triassic Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Hawkesbury Sandstone overlies Newport Formation (NSW)
Garie Formation underlies Newport Formation (NSW)
First Reference:
REFID: 34205 Goldbery, R., 1969, Geology of the western Blue Mountains., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin, 20

Use on maps:
REFID: 40625 Herbert, C., West, J.L., 1983, Sydney, New South Wales,1:100 000 geological series map sheet 9130. 1st edition. (Map attached to "Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130" edited by C.Herbert)., 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
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


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

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: Fully described (p29, Table 2) Comments: of Gosford Subgroup
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 (p 6, Fig 4.1b) Min age from reference: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Early Triassic Comments:
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: Middle Triassic Comments:
REFID: 40602 Herbert, C. 1983 Sydney Basin stratigraphy. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p7-34
Usage: Described (p13) Comments:
REFID: 32537 Packham, G.H. 1976 Narrabeen - Palm Beach Triassic sedimentation. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 16B
Usage: Described (p7) Comments: Description of sediments
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 (p73) Comments: See also P65 & Table 20.
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: 33683 Ward, C.R. 1971 Mineralogical changes as marker horizons for stratigraphic correlation in the Narrabeen Group of the Sydney Basin. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 104 p77-88
Usage: Described (Table 1) Comments: Narrabeen Gp.
REFID: 60281 Stephenson, A.E. , Burch, G.J. 2004 Preliminary Evaluation of the Petroleum Potential of Australia's Central East Margin Geoscience Australia. Record 2004/06 69p
Usage: Briefly described (Fig. 15 Appendix 1) Comments: Of the Narrabeen Group. 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 Narrabeen Group. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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 (p530 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Early Triassic Comments: Of the Gosford Subgroup (Narrabeen Group). Interbedded laminite, shale, quartz to lithic-quartz sandstone; minor red claystone. Max. thickness: 50m. Geological Province: 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: Briefly described (p133) Comments: Narrabeen Group, Sydney Basin. 90 m.
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: Middle Triassic Max age from reference: Middle Triassic Comments: Of Narrabeen Group. Lower part contains quartzose sandstones which are top-sealed by the shaly laminite at the top of the unit. The shaly laminite may provide a secondary reservoir seal in the offshore part of the basin. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
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: Middle Triassic 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: Triassic Comments:
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: Briefly described (Fig. 21.11) Comments: See also P411,414,422,389
REFID: 35874 Herbert, C. 1980 Narrabeen Group at North Head, Port Jackson. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 38 p1-7
Usage: Briefly described (p1) 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 (p8) Comments:
REFID: 32719 Pratt, G.W. , Herbert, C. 1973 A reappraisal of the Lorne Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 15(2) p205-212
Usage: Briefly described (p212) Comments: Climatic conditions. Correlation. Section P209.
REFID: 33685 Ward, C.R. 1972 Sedimentation in the Narrabeen Group, southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 19(3) p393-409
Usage: Briefly described (p397) Comments:
REFID: 31297 Herbert, C. 1970 A synthesis of Narrabeen Group nomenclature, Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 1 p3-10
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Comments: See also P6, Fig. 3
REFID: 22833 Retallack, G.J. , Herbert, C. 1998 Discussion and Reply. Sequence stratigraphic analysis of Early and Middle Triassic alluvial and estuarine facies in the Sydney Basin, Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 45(4) p653-655
Usage: Mentioned (p653) Comments: of Sydney Basin.
REFID: 22749 Retallack, G.J. 1997 Palaeosols in the upper Narrabeen Group of New South Wales as evidence of Early Triassic palaeoenvironments without exact modern analogues Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 44(2) p185-201
Usage: Mentioned (p185,190-91) Comments:
REFID: 22549 Bai, G.P. , Keene, J.B. 1996 Petrology and diagenesis of Narrabeen Group sandstones, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(5) p525-538
Usage: Mentioned (p526) Max age from reference: Early Triassic Comments:
REFID: 43072 Forsyth, S.M. 1984 Oatlands Geological Atlas 1:50 000 Series, Sheet 68 (8313S). Tasmania. Department of Mines. Geological Survey Explanatory Report 1v 182pp
Usage: Mentioned (p55) Comments: NSW?
REFID: 40653 Herbert, C. 1983 Geological history. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p121-126
Usage: Mentioned (p121) Comments:
REFID: 40652 Lean, J. 1983 Geophysics. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p127-137
Usage: Mentioned (p128) Comments:
REFID: 40603 Herbert, C. 1983 Introduction. IN Herbert C.(ed) - Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v p1-6
Usage: Mentioned (p5) Comments:
REFID: 40625 Herbert, C. , West, J.L. 1983 Sydney, New South Wales,1:100 000 geological series map sheet 9130. 1st edition. (Map attached to "Geology of the Sydney 1:100 000 sheet 9130" edited by C.Herbert). Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Comments: Early to Middle Triassic
REFID: 38784 Branagan, D.F. 1983 The Sydney Basin and its vanished sequence. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 30(1) p75-84
Usage: Mentioned (p78) Comments:
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: 37757 Holmes, W.B.K. 1982 The Middle Triassic flora from Benolong, near Dubbo, central-western New South Wales. Alcheringa 6(1) p1-33
Usage: Mentioned (p19) 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 (Fig. 2.18) Comments:
REFID: 39300 Crawford, E. , Herbert, C. , Taylor, G. , Helby, R. , Morgan, R. , Ferguson, J. 1980 Diatremes of the Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p294-323
Usage: Mentioned (p313) 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 (p152) Comments:
REFID: 39296 Ward, C.R. 1980 Notes on the Bulgo Sandstone and the Bald Hill Claystone. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p178-186
Usage: Mentioned (p186) Comments:
REFID: 35647 Holmes, W.B.K. , Ash, S.R. 1979 An Early Triassic megafossil flora from The Lorne Basin, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 103(1) p47-70
Usage: Mentioned (p51) Comments:
REFID: 35416 Helby, R. , Morgan, R. 1979 Palynomorphs in Mesozoic volcanoes of the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 35 p1-15
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments: Stratigraphy and palynological framework shown
REFID: 35488 Ash, S.R. 1979 Skilliostrobus gen.nov., a new lycopsid cone from the Early Triassic of Australia. Alcheringa 3(2) p73-89
Usage: Mentioned (p74) Comments:
REFID: 36042 Branagan, D. , Herbert, C. , Langford-Smith, T. 1979 The Sydney Basin. Science Press 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.25) Comments:
REFID: 35690 Herbert, C. 1979 The geology and resources potential of The Wianamatta Group. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 25
Usage: Mentioned (p61) Comments:
REFID: 35280 Camp, C.L. , Banks, M.R. 1978 A proterosuchian reptile from the Early Triassic of Tasmania. Alcheringa 2(2) p143-158
Usage: Mentioned (p148) Comments:
REFID: 35502 Byrnes, J.G. , Rice, T.D. , Karaolis, D. 1978 Guilielmites formed from phosphatized concretions in the Ashfield Shale of the Sydney area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 18(2) p169-200
Usage: Mentioned (p182) Comments:
REFID: 32801 Retallack, G.J. 1977 Reconstructing Triassic vegetation of eastern Australasia: a new approach for the biostratigraphy of Gondwanaland. Alcheringa 1(3) p247-278
Usage: Mentioned (p254) Comments:
REFID: 32802 Retallack, G.J. 1977 Triassic palaeosols in the Upper Narrabeen Group of New South Wales. Part II: classification and reconstruction. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 24(1) p19-36
Usage: Mentioned (p19) Comments:
REFID: 31725 Langford-Smith, T. 1976 Blue Mountains. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 13B
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments: On table
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: 33867 Williams, R.J. 1976 Hunter Valley: Permian coal measures geology. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 11B
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 32800 Retallack, G.J. 1976 Triassic palaeosols in the Upper Narrabeen Group of New South Wales. Part 1: features of the palaeosols. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 23(4) p383-399
Usage: Mentioned (p384) Comments:
REFID: 32799 Retallack, G. 1975 The life and times of a Triassic lycopod. Alcheringa 1 p3-29
Usage: Mentioned (p9) Comments:
REFID: 32101 McDonnell, K.L. 1974 Depositional environment of the Triassic Gosford Formation, Sydney Basin. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 21(1) p107-132
Usage: Mentioned (p107) Comments: Refers Bunny & Herbert (1971), Ward (1972)
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: Relationship in Narrabeen Gp.
REFID: 31886 Loughnan, F.C. , Goldberry, R. , Holland, W.M. 1974 Kaolinite clayrocks in the Triassic Banks Wall Sandstone of the western Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 21(4) p393-402
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 30707 Facer, R.A. 1973 Reconnaissance 'magnetic logging' of diamond drill cores from the Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Bulletin 4(4) p1-17
Usage: Mentioned (p6) Comments: Refers Bunny & Herbert (1971)
REFID: 31276 Helby, R. 1973 Review of Late Permian and Triassic palynology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 4 p141-155
Usage: Mentioned (p150) Comments: Palynology. Interpretative section.
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:
REFID: 31884 Loughnan, F.C. , Goldberry, R. 1971 Kaolinite claystone in the Burralow Formation of the Sydney Basin. AusIMM. Proceedings 238 p59-62
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments: Triassic
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 (p61) Comments:
REFID: 34236 Helby, R. 1969 Aspects of stratigraphic palynology in the "Triassic" of the Sydney Basin. IN Abstracts for the second symposium in Advances in the study of the Sydney Basin, 1969. University of Newcastle. Department of Geology 1v p17-18
Usage: Mentioned (p17) Comments:
REFID: 34205 Goldbery, R. 1969 Geology of the western Blue Mountains. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 20
Usage: Mentioned (Table 6) Comments: Correlation with Burralow Formation
REFID: 34336 McElroy, C.T. 1969 Sydney Basin, Triassic system - Narrabeen Group. IN Packham G.H.(ed) - The geology of New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(1) p387-393
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.5.33) Comments:

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