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Buccleuch Formation STRATNO: 30504
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW , SA
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Briefly described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 19-SEP-96Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as: Buccleuch beds
Description: Fossiliferous clay and marl.
Comments: May be in part lateral equivalent of Olney Formation, Renmark Group.
Geological province: Murray Basin
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Minimum age: Rupelian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Late Eocene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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First Reference:
REFID: 43195 Rogers, P.A., 1995, Geology of the South-East South Australia. Second Edition. Special Map 1:500 000., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v, map

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REFID: 43195 Rogers, P.A., 1995, Geology of the South-East South Australia. Second Edition. Special Map 1:500 000., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v, map


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REFID: 67462 Hou, B. , Zang, W. , Fabris, A. , Keeling, J. , Stoian, L. , Fairclough, M. 2007 Palaeodrainage and Tertiary coastal barriers of South Australia. Digital geological map of South Australia 1:2 000 000 series. Preliminary edition Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend.) Min age from reference: Oligocene Max age from reference: Oligocene Comments: Murray Basin.
REFID: 60785 Fitzgerald, E.M.G. 2004 A review of the Tertiary fossil Cetacea (Mammalia) localities in Australia Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 61(2) p183-208
Usage: Briefly described (p184 Fig.1, p195. ) Min age from reference: Rupelian Max age from reference: Rupelian Comments: South Australia. Has yielded a fossil cetacean heterodont tooth. , Green and slightly glauconitic fine-grained limestone.
REFID: 63887 Fabris, A. 2002 Northwestern Murray Basin - stratigraphy, sedimentology and geomorphology MESA Journal 27 p20-24
Usage: Briefly described (p20, p21 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Late Eocene Max age from reference: Late Eocene Comments: Of Renmark Group[?]. Marnie incursion indicated by deposition of fossilerous clay and marl.
REFID: 10010 Whitehouse, J. , Roy, P.S. , Oakes, G.M. 1999 Mineral Sand Resources Potential of the Murray Basin Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mineral Resources 1999/38 74p
Usage: Briefly described (p12 Fig. 3) Min age from reference: Late Eocene Max age from reference: Middle Eocene Comments: Geological Province: Murray 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 (p351, p352 Fig.24.8) Min age from reference: Late Eocene Max age from reference: Late Eocene Comments: Marine deposits. Geological Province: Murray Basin. Equivalents mentioned on p352 Fig.24.8. See also p353 Fig. 24.9.
REFID: 22773 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 8(24). Cainozoic. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p331-359
Usage: Briefly described (p351,Fig24.8p352) Min age from reference: Eocene Max age from reference: Late Eocene Comments:
REFID: 43195 Rogers, P.A. 1995 Geology of the South-East South Australia. Second Edition. Special Map 1:500 000. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Early Oligocene Max age from reference: Late Eocene Comments:
REFID: 44133 Drexel, J.F. , Preiss, W.V. 1995 The geology of South Australia. Volume 2 - The Phanerozoic. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 54 347pp
Usage: Briefly described (p158, 152 Fig. 10.2) Min age from reference: Late Oligocene Max age from reference: Late Eocene Comments: Formerly Buccleuch Beds, Buccleuch Group. Geological Province: Murray Basin.
REFID: 68715 Hou, B. , Fabris, A.J. , Michaelsen, B.H. , Katona, L.F. , Keeling, J.L. , Stoian, L. , Wilson, T.C. , Fairclough, M.C. , Cowley, W.M. 2012 Paleodrainage and Cenozoic coastal barriers of South Australia: new map and GIS dataset MESA Journal 66 26-32
Usage: Mentioned (p31 Fig.5) Min age from reference: Oligocene Max age from reference: Eocene Comments: Murray Basin. Late Eocene to Late Oligocene age.
REFID: 22587 Alley, N.F. , Krieg, G.W. , Callen, R.A. 1996 Early Tertiary Eyre Formation, lower Nelly Creek, southern Lake Eyre Basin, Australia: palynological dating of macrofloras and silcrete, and palaeoclimatic interpretation Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(1) p71-84
Usage: Mentioned (p79 Fig.7) Min age from reference: Late Eocene Max age from reference: Late Eocene Comments:

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