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Arkarula Formation STRATNO: 30027
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 16-JAN-96 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as: Arkarula Sandstone Member
Description: Fining-up sequence of fine to medium-grained lithic sandstone and siltstone with worm burrows.
Comments: Max Age: 256 Ma.
Geological province: No quality assured province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 51m Minimum thickness:

Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Late Permian Ma: 256 % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Late Permian Ma: 256 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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  • Arkarula Formation- Formation, beds- Formal

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First Reference:
REFID: 43194 Tadros, N.Z., 1993, The Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology), 12, 649p

Use on maps:
REFID: 50629 Pratt, W., 1998, Gunnedah Coalfield (North) Regional Geology 1:100 000 - First edition, Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 65116 Totterdell, J.M. , Moloney, J. , Korsch, R.J. , Krassay, A.A. 2009 Sequence stratigraphy of the Bowen-Gunnedah and Surat Basins in New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(3) p433-459
Usage: Described (p444, 446, Fig 6 p441) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Black Jack Group. Upward fining lithic sandstone with bioturbation and burrows.
REFID: 68003 Barnes, R. , Dawson, M. , Spiller, F. 2002 Geology - Integration and upgrade: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2). A project undertaken for the Resource and Conservation Assessment Council; NSW Western regional assessments Geological Survey of New South Wales WRA / 19 157pp
Usage: Briefly described (p38 Fig.3-j, p129.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Gunnedah Basin, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. Coeval with Brigalow Formation. , Unit in Brothers Subgroup. , Overlies Pamboola Formation. Is overlain by Hoskissons Coal. , Fining-up sequence of fine-medium lithic sandstone and siltstone with worm burrows.
REFID: 68004 Hill, M. , McEvilly, R. , Watkins, J. 2002 Mineral and petroleum resources and potential: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2) Geological Survey of New South Wales 235pp
Usage: Briefly described (p23 Table 1, p44 Table 3.) Comments: Gunnedah Basin. , Upper unit in Brothers Subgroup. , Overlies Pamboola Formation. Is overlain by Hoskissons Coal. , Fining-up sequence from medium-grained sandstone with sub-vertical worm burrows to alternating sequences of poorly sorted sandstone and siltstone.
REFID: 24159 Othman, R. , Ward, C.R. 2002 Thermal maturation pattern in the southern Bowen, northern Gunnedah and Surat Basins, northern New South Wales, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 51 p145-167
Usage: Briefly described (p149) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Geological Province: Gunnedah Basin.
REFID: 61776 Beckett, J. , Watson, N. 1999 A strato-tectonic interpretation of the Gunnedah Basin aeromagnetic data IN Flood, P. G. (ed.) "Regional Geology Tectonics and Metallogenesis: New England Orogen" - papers presented at a conference .... University of New England, Armidale 1999" - NEO '99 Conference University of New England. Earth Sciences 1v p189-202
Usage: Briefly described (p194 Fig. 3) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of Brothers Subgroup (Black Jack Group). Geological Province: Gunnedah Basin. Lithic sandstone, laminite and siltstone.
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 (p264, p520 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Brothers Subgroup (Black Jack Group). Fining-up sequence of fine to medium-grained lithic sandstone and siltstone with worm burrows. Age: 265Ma. Max. thickness: 51m. Geological Province: Sydney and Gunnedah Basins.
REFID: 50629 Pratt, W. 1998 Gunnedah Coalfield (North) Regional Geology 1:100 000 - First edition Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Geological Province: Gunnedah Basin. Of the Brothers Subgroup.
REFID: 43194 Tadros, N.Z. 1993 The Gunnedah Basin, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 12 649p
Usage: Briefly described (Appendix 8.1 p133) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of Brothers Subgroup. Replaces/supersedes Arkarula Sandstone Member of Black Jack Formation (now Black Jack Group). Formal definition published in an article released immediately prior to this article, however new nomenclature is summarised in Appendix 1.
REFID: 61612 Fielding, C.R. , Sliwa, R. , Holcombe, R.J. , Jones, A.T. 2001 A New palaeogeographic synthesis for the Bowen, Gunnedah and Sydney Basins of Eastern Australia IN Hill, K.C.and Bernecker, T. (eds) "Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium: a refocused energy perspective for the future" Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Special Publication 1v p269-278
Usage: Mentioned (p272, p277, p270 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Geological Province: Gunnedah Basin.
REFID: 22864 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 6(19). Early Permian-Middle Triassic. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p251-271
Usage: Mentioned (p264) Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Max Age: 256 Ma.

Bibliographic references returned: 10
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