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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: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 03-APR-17
Replaced by: Previously known as: Cape Hillsborough Beds
Description: Acid volcanics, conglomerate, shale, argillaceous sandstone, basalt, oil shale.
Comments: In the Fitzroy region. Contains major oil shale deposits.
Geological province: Hillsborough Basin
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Maximum thickness: 1300mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Paleogene Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Late Cretaceous Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Emerald Formation overlies Cape Hillsborough beds
Exevale Formation overlies Cape Hillsborough beds
Duaringa Formation overlies Cape Hillsborough beds
Campwyn Volcanics underlies Cape Hillsborough beds unconformity
Carmila beds underlies Cape Hillsborough beds unconformity
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: 68358 O'Connor, L.K. , Maxwell, M. , Sargent, S.N. , Talebi, B. 2012 Coastal Geothermal Energy Initiative GSQ Bowen 1 Well completion report and heat flow modelling results Queensland Geological Record 2012/08
Usage: Briefly described (p3, p12-14, p16-20) Min age from reference: Paleogene Max age from reference: Paleogene Comments: Hillsborough Basin. 320.71m were intersected. No coal, aquifers or natural underground reservoirs were intersected. Temperature log, core photographs, detailed lithological descriptions, thermal conductivity results. Authors conclude the Hillsborough Basin is highly prospective for geothermal exploration. , A sequence of sandstone, mudstone, carbonaceous shale, and minor coal.
REFID: 67402 Greenhouse Gas Storage Solutions 2009 Queensland Carbon Dioxide Geological Storage Atlas Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation 310
Usage: Briefly described (p165 tbl LPB1, p210) Min age from reference: Oligocene Max age from reference: Middle Eocene Comments: Hillsborough Basin. Interpreted to have been deposited in fluvial or lacustrine depositional environments. Maximum thickness of 3000m. , Claystones, siltstone, conglomerate, shale, argillaceous sandstone, acid volcanics, basalt and 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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