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Cape Hillsborough beds STRATNO: 3497
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Informal State(s): QLD
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Briefly described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 11-JUL-12
Replaced by: Previously known as: Cape Hillsborough Beds
Description: Acid volcanics, conglomerate, shale, sandstone, basalt, oil shale
Comments: In the Fitzroy region.
Geological province: Hillsborough Basin
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 1300m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Middle Eocene 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: Middle Eocene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Emerald Formation overlies Cape Hillsborough beds
Exevale Formation overlies Cape Hillsborough beds
Duaringa Formation overlies Cape Hillsborough beds
First Reference:
REFID: 36472 Paine, A.G.L., Cameron, R.L., Sweet, I.P., 1980, Burdekin River Region, Queensland, 1:500 000 geological map. 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of Qld, 1v

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REFID: 36472 Paine, A.G.L., Cameron, R.L., Sweet, I.P., 1980, Burdekin River Region, Queensland, 1:500 000 geological map. 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of Qld, 1v
REFID: 41246 Balfe, P.E., Draper, J.J., Scott, S.G., Belcher, R.L., 1988, Bowen Basin solid geology, Queensland, 1:500 000 geology map., Department of Mines, Queensland, 1v


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REFID: 65706 Denaro, T.J. , Fitzell, M.J. , Dhnaram, C.R. , Lam, J.S. , Burrows, P.E. 2009 Mines, mineralisation and mineral exploration in the Bowen, Proserpine and Ayr 1:250 000 sheet areas, north Queensland Queensland Geological Record 2009/04 255p
Usage: Described (p12, p19 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Paleogene Max age from reference: Late Cretaceous Comments: Hillsborough Basin. Contains major oil shale deposits. Possible genetic relationship with the Mount Jukes Syenite Complex. , Unconformably overlies and is faulted against Campwyn Volcanics. Unconformably overlies Carmila beds. , Acid volcanics, conglomerate, shale, argillaceous sandstone, basalt, oil shale.
REFID: 61155 Langford, R.P. , Wilford, G.E. , Truswell, E.M. , Isern, A.R. 1995 Palaeogeographic Atlas of Australia: CAINOZOIC Australian Geological Survey Organisation 10 37p
Usage: Briefly described (p20) Min age from reference: Middle Eocene Max age from reference: Middle Eocene Comments: Overlain by Emerald, Exevale and/or Duaringa Formations. Max. thickness: 1300m. In the Fitzroy region.
REFID: 41246 Balfe, P.E. , Draper, J.J. , Scott, S.G. , Belcher, R.L. 1988 Bowen Basin solid geology, Queensland, 1:500 000 geology map. Department of Mines, Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Tertiary Comments:
REFID: 39943 Noon, T.A. , Coote, S.M. 1983 Review of Departmental stratigraphic drilling in Queensland. Queensland Government Mining Journal 84(985) p417-453
Usage: Mentioned (Table 13A) Comments: See also Table 13D
REFID: 36906 Green, P.W. , Bateman, R.J. 1981 The geology of the Condor oil shale deposits - On shore Hillsborough Basin. APEA Journal 21(1) p24-32
Usage: Mentioned (p25) Comments:
REFID: 36472 Paine, A.G.L. , Cameron, R.L. , Sweet, I.P. 1980 Burdekin River Region, Queensland, 1:500 000 geological map. 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of Qld 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Tertiary Max age from reference: Tertiary Comments:

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