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Warners Bay Tuff STRATNO: 35095
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 22-FEB-00 Last Update: 17-SEP-14
Replaced by: Previously known as: Warners Bay Formation
Description: Tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, tuffaceous siltstone, claystone, chert.
Comments: Renamed from Warners Bay Formation. Thickness: 0.5-15m, 8.77 in type section in BHP Floraville Bore.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSW Reference section type: well section
Maximum thickness: 15m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: eruption
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Minimum age: Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Boolaroo Formation overlies Warners Bay Tuff
Adamstown Formation underlies Warners Bay Tuff conformity
First Reference:
REFID: 23055 Boyd, R., Little, M., Herbert, C., 1998, A new look at the Newcastle Coal Measures - two contrasting approaches to their formation and sequence stratigraphy., Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin - Guidebook, 32, 47p

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REFID: 68711 Ives, M. , Brinton, J. , Edwards, J. , Rigby, R. , Tobin, C. , Weber, C.R. 1999 Revision of the stratigraphy of the Newcastle Coal Measures Coalfield Geology Council Of New South Wales. Bulletin 1 113-119
Usage: Fully described (p118, 113, 115, p116 Tb 2, p114 Fig. 2) Comments: Renamed from Warners Bay Formation. Thickness: 0.5-15m, 8.77 in type section in BHP Floraville Bore. , Of Newcastle Coal Measures , Conformably overlies Adamstown Formation. Overlain by Boolaroo Formation. , Tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, tuffaceous siltstone, claystone, chert.
REFID: 24471 Grevenitz, P. , Carr, P. , Hutton, A. 2003 Origin, alteration and geochemical correlation of Late Permian airfall tuffs in coal measures, Sydney Basin, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 55(1) p27-46
Usage: Described (p27) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Geochemical correlation with Farmborough Claystone Member. Of Newcastle Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 62033 Creech, M. , Rigby, R. 2006 Revision of the Wollombi Coal measures Minfo 81 p24-25
Usage: Briefly described (p25 (Table)) Comments: Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. Overlies Adamstown Formation; overlain by Boolaroo Formation. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 24157 Creech, M. 2002 Tuffaceous deposition in the Newcastle Coal Measures: challenging existing concepts of peat formation in the Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 51 p185-214
Usage: Briefly described (p188 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin
REFID: 23717 Kramer, W. , Weatherall G. , Offler, R. 2001 Origin and correlation of tuffs in the Permian Newcastle and Wollombi Coal Measures, NSW, Australia, using chemical fingerprinting International Journal of Coal Geology 47(2) p115-135
Usage: Briefly described (p117 Tb.1) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. 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 (p522 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. Tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, tuffaceous siltstone, claystone, chert. Max. thickness:15m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 69683 Pinetown, K.L. 2014 Regional coal seam gas distribution and burial history of the Hunter Coalfield, Sydney Basin Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 61/3 p409-426
Usage: Mentioned (p411 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: , Unit in Newcastle Coal Measures.
REFID: 68493 Percival, I.G. , Meakin, N.S. , Sherwin, L. , Vanderlaan, T.A. , Flitcroft, P.A. 2012 Permian fossils and palaeoenvironments of the northern Sydney Basin, New South Wales Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 138 1-23
Usage: Mentioned (p5 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Lopingian Max age from reference: Lopingian Comments: , Of the Newcastle Coal Measures. , Felsic tuff, tuffaceous sedimentary rock.
REFID: 23055 Boyd, R. , Little, M. , Herbert, C. 1998 A new look at the Newcastle Coal Measures - two contrasting approaches to their formation and sequence stratigraphy. Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin - Guidebook 32 47p
Usage: Mentioned (p22, fig 11, fig 13) Comments:

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