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Chambers Bluff Tillite STRATNO: 3895
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): SA
Category: Other new published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Tillite, gritty siltstone, pale brown and green, interbedded with white feldspathic sandstone and quartzite.
Comments:
Geological province: Officer Basin
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 520mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
Top of unit -
Minimum age: Cryogenian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Base of unit -
Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Cryogenian Ma: 651 ± 87 % from base of biozone: Age method: isotopic, Rb/Sr

Stratigraphic Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status

Chemical Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status


Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Wantapella Volcanics overlies Chambers Bluff Tillite
Ungoolya Group overlies Chambers Bluff Tillite
Callana Group underlies Chambers Bluff Tillite unconformity
Olympic Formation is equivalent to Chambers Bluff Tillite
First Reference:
REFID: 44535 Barnes, T.A., 1959, Alberga South Australia 4-mile geological series map. Sheet G/53-9 Zone 4., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map

Definition Reference:
REFID: 23282 Morton, J.G.G., Drexel, J.F., 1997, The petroleum geology of South Australia. Volume 3: Officer Basin., South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy Resources. Report Book, 97/19, 173p

Use on maps:
REFID: 31698 Krieg, G.W., 1972, Everard, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/53-13, 1st edition., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v
REFID: 39352 Geological Survey of South Australia., 1983, Geological map of South Australia, 1:1 000 000. 2nd edition., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v
REFID: 40911 Rogers, P.A., 1986, Abminga, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological atlas series map. Sheet SG/53-10 zone 5, 1st edition., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v
REFID: 44535 Barnes, T.A., 1959, Alberga South Australia 4-mile geological series map. Sheet G/53-9 Zone 4., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map
REFID: 60953 Geological Survey Branch (compiler), S.A., 2000, Geological Map of South Australia 1:2 000 000, Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 61108 Cowley, W.M., Fairclough, M.C., 2003, Surface geology of the Gawler Craton, 1:1 000 000, preliminary edition, South Aust. Geol. Surv., map
REFID: 67120 Fairclough, M.C., 2010, Wintinna 1:250 000 Geology map sheet SG 53-14. Digital ed., Geological Survey of South Australia
REFID: 67536 Cowley, W., 2005, Solid Geology South Australia 1:2 000 000; map produced for St Barbara's Day Explorers Conference, Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia, map
REFID: 70336 Rogers, P.A., Freeman, P.J., 2015, Wintinna 1:250 000 geological sheet SG5314, Geological Survey of South Australia, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 23282 Morton, J.G.G. , Drexel, J.F. 1997 The petroleum geology of South Australia. Volume 3: Officer Basin. South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy Resources. Report Book 97/19 173p
Usage: Defined (p54) Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Age: Sturtian Epoch. of Wilson (1952). Lupton and Turkey Hill beds in western Officer Basin considered synonymous.
REFID: 41405 Coats, R.P. , Preiss, W.V. 1987 Stratigraphy of the Umberatana Group. IN Preiss W.V. - ( compiler) The Adelaide Geosyncline, Late Proterozoic stratigraphy, sedimentation, palaeontology and tectonics. Chapter 7. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 53 p125-211
Usage: Fully described (p201) Comments:
REFID: 63397 Zang W.-L. 1995 Neoproterozoic depositional sequences and teconics, eastern Officer Basin, South Australia Department of Mines and Energy South Australia Report Book 95/21 pp36
Usage: Described (p5, 10) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: The tillite is about 520 m thick and contains yellow/pale green, pebbly, silty diamictite in the lower part and a thin bed of quartzite with minor limestone. Unconformably overlain by Wantapella Volcanics.
REFID: 43052 Drexel, J.F. , Preiss, W.V. , Parker, A.J. 1993 The geology of South Australia. Volume 1 - The Precambrian. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 54 242pp
Usage: Described (p198,Table 6.2) Comments:
REFID: 35628 Krieg, G.W. 1973 Everard, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explan atory notes. Sheet SG/53-13. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v 30pp
Usage: Described (Table 2) Comments:
REFID: 44535 Barnes, T.A. 1959 Alberga South Australia 4-mile geological series map. Sheet G/53-9 Zone 4. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia Map
Usage: Described (map legend) Max age from reference: Proterozoic Comments: (G/53-9). Unit of Sturtian Series. Proterozoic.
REFID: 70336 Rogers, P.A. , Freeman, P.J. 2015 Wintinna 1:250 000 geological sheet SG5314 Geological Survey of South Australia map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: , Tillite, gritty siltstone, pale brown and green, interbedded with white feldspathic sandstone and quartzite.
REFID: 69438 Edgoose, C.J. 2013 Chapter 23: Amadeus Basin. IN 'Geology and mineral resources of the Northern Territory', Ahmad M. and Munson T.J. (compilers) Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 5 23:1-70
Usage: Briefly described (p23:17, 19) Comments: Officer Basin. , 651 +/- 87 Ma (Rb-Sr: Freeman et al., 1991). , Correlated with the Olympic Formation (Amadeus Basin).
REFID: 67120 Fairclough, M.C. 2010 Wintinna 1:250 000 Geology map sheet SG 53-14. Digital ed. Geological Survey of South Australia
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: , Tillite, gritty siltstone, pale brown and green, interbedded with white feldspathic sandstone and quartzite.
REFID: 64724 de Vries, S.T. , Pryer, L.L. , Fry, N. 2008 Evolution of Neoarchaean and Proterozoic basins of Australia Precambrian Research 166(1-4) p39-53
Usage: Briefly described (p49 Fig. 7) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments: Deposited in the Officer Basin during the Centralian 2 event (~700-635 Ma)
REFID: 61732 Grey, K. 2005 Ediacaran palynology of Australia Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, Memoir 31 439p
Usage: Briefly described (p4 Fig. 3, p58 Fig. 22) Min age from reference: Sturtian Max age from reference: Sturtian Comments: Age may be Marinoan? Geological Province: eastern Officer Basin. See also p145 Fig. 51.
REFID: 62453 Grey, K. , Hocking, R.M. , Stevens, M.K. , Bagas, L. , Carlsen, G.M. , Irimies, F. , Pirajno, F. , Haines, P.W. , Apak, S.N. 2005 Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the Officer Basin and correlative parts of the Paterson Orogen Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 93 95p
Usage: Briefly described (p5 Fig. 3, 12 Fig. 8) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 65366 Grey, K. 2005 Preliminary report on the Proterozoic biostratigraphy, GSWA Lancer 1, Officer Basin, Western Australia. IN Mory, A.J. and Haines, P.W. (eds), 'GSWA Lancer 1 well completion report (interpretive papers) Officer and Gunbarrel Basins, Western Australia' Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2005/4 p19-26
Usage: Briefly described (p23 Fig. 3) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments: Eastern Officer Basin
REFID: 65365 Hill, A.C. 2005 Stable Isotope stratigraphy, GSWA Lancer 1, Officer Basin, Western Australia. IN 'Mory, A.J. and Haines, P.W. (eds), 'GSWA Lancer 1 well completion report (interpretive papers) Officer and Gunbarrel Basins, Western Australia' Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2005/4 p1-11
Usage: Briefly described (p10 Fig. 4) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments: Eastern Officer Basin
REFID: 61108 Cowley, W.M. , Fairclough, M.C. 2003 Surface geology of the Gawler Craton, 1:1 000 000, preliminary edition South Aust. Geol. Surv. map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Min age from reference: Adelaidean Max age from reference: Adelaidean Comments: Diamictite and quartzite. Age and correlation uncertain.
REFID: 24111 Lindsay, J.F. 2002 Supersequences, superbasins, supercontinents - evidence from the Neoproterozoic - Early Palaeozoic basins of central Australia Basin Research 14 p207-223
Usage: Briefly described (p215) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 24112 Tingate, P.R. , Duddy, I.R. 2002 The thermal history of the eastern Officer Basin (South Australia): evidence from apatite fission track analysis and organic maturity data Tectonophysics 349 (1-4) p251-275
Usage: Briefly described (p254 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin
REFID: 23557 Pisarevsky, S.A. , Li, Z.X. , Grey, K. , Stevens, M.K. 2001 A palaeomagnetic study of Empress 1A, a stratigraphic drillhole in the Officer Basin: evidence for a low-latitude position of Australia in the Neoproterozoic Precambrian Research 110 p93-108
Usage: Briefly described (p95 Fig.1) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic III Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 60953 Geological Survey Branch (compiler), S.A. 2000 Geological Map of South Australia 1:2 000 000 Geological Survey of South Australia 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Adelaidean Max age from reference: Adelaidean Comments: Diamictite, quartzite.
REFID: 22901 Grey, K. , Apak, S.N. , Eyles, C. , Eyles, N. , Stevens, M.K. , Carlsen, G.M. 1999 Neoproterozoic glacigene successions, western Officer Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Annual Review 1998-99 p74-80
Usage: Briefly described (78) Comments: Geol province Officer Basin. Overlying unit Ungoolya Group.
REFID: 22746 Calver, C.R. , Lindsay, J.F. 1998 Ediacarian sequence and isotope stratigraphy of the Officer Basin, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 45(4) p513-532
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.3 p515) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments:
REFID: 22922 Morton, J.G.G. 1997 Petroleum Geology of the Officer Basin MESA Journal 5 p31-35
Usage: Briefly described (32) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Sturtian age.
REFID: 43595 Goodwin, A.M. 1991 Precambrian Geology. The Dynamic evolution of the continental crust Academic Press, New York 649pp
Usage: Briefly described (p549) Max age from reference: Late Adelaidean Comments:
REFID: 49792 Lindsay, J. , Leven, J. , Krieg, G. 1991 Seismic data acquisition proposal, central Officer Basin, South Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Record 91/ 63 25pp
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.5) Comments:
REFID: 42522 Williams, G.E. 1991 Upper Proterozoic tidal rhythmites, South Australia: sedimentary features, deposition, and implications for the earth's paleorotation. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 16 p161-178
Usage: Briefly described (p167) Comments:
REFID: 41581 Cushman, R.M. , Farrell, M.P. 1988 Climate and regional resource analysis: The effect of scale on resource Homogenity. Climatic Change 13(2) p117-128
Usage: Briefly described (p123) Comments:
REFID: 24067 Krieg, G.W. , Jackson, M.J. , van de Graaf, W.J.E. 1976 Officer Basin IN Economic Geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea 3. Petroleum. Leslie, R.B., Evans, H.J. & Knight, C.L. (Editors) AusIMM. Monograph Series 7 p247-253
Usage: Briefly described (p249 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Adelaidean Max age from reference: Adelaidean Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 69003 Johnson, S.P. 2013 The birth of supercontinents and the Proterozoic assembly of Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia 78p
Usage: Mentioned (p60) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: E Officer Basin.
REFID: 64103 Haines, P.W. , Hocking, R.M. , Grey, K. , Stevens, M.K. 2008 Vines 1 revisited: are older Neoproterozoic glacial deposits preserved in Western Australia? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 55(3) p397-p406
Usage: Mentioned (p400 Fig. 3, p404) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 67536 Cowley, W. 2005 Solid Geology South Australia 1:2 000 000; map produced for St Barbara's Day Explorers Conference Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia map
Usage: Mentioned (Map Legend) Comments: , Diamictite, quartzite.
REFID: 64797 Gorjan, P. , Veevers, J.J. , Walter, M.R. 2000 Neoproterozoic sulfur-isotope variation in Australia and global implications Precambrian Research 100 p151-179
Usage: Mentioned (p153 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments: Officer Basin. Lithology/rank not shown on diagram.
REFID: 64794 Arouri, K.R. , Conaghan, P.J. , Walter, M.R. , Bischoff, G.C.O. , Grey, K. 2000 Reconnaissance sedimentology and hydrocarbon biomarkers of Ediacarian microbial mats and acritarchs, lower Ungoolya Group, Officer Basin Precambrian Research 100 p235-280
Usage: Mentioned (p238 fig 2) Min age from reference: Cryogenian Max age from reference: Cryogenian Comments:
REFID: 64970 Ghori, K.A.R. 1998 Petroleum generating potential and thermal history of the Neoproterozoic Officer Basin, Western Australia. IN Purcell, P.G. and R.R. "The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia 2; Proceedings. West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Western Australia, 1998" Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Proceedings. p717-729
Usage: Mentioned (p719 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Sturtian Max age from reference: Sturtian Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 43743 Morton, J.G.G. 1997 Petroleum geology of the Officer Basin. MESA Journal 5 p31-35
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p33) Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments:
REFID: 65410 Grey, K. , Cotter, K.L. 1996 Palynology in the search for Proterozoic hydrocarbons Geological Survey of Western Australia. Annual Review 1995-96 70-80
Usage: Mentioned (p72.) Min age from reference: Neoproterozoic Max age from reference: Neoproterozoic Comments: Eastern Officer Basin. Part of Supersequence 2.
REFID: 23288 Zang, W. 1995 Early Neoproterozoic sequence stratigraphy and acritarch biostratigraphy, eastern Officer Basin, South Australia Precambrian Research 74 p119-175
Usage: Mentioned (p128 Fig.5,18) Comments: 0f Central and Eastern Officer Basin.
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: Mentioned (p38) Comments:
REFID: 23287 Zang, W. 1994 Review of Neoproterozoic and Early Palaeozoic acritarch biostratigraphy in Australia PESA Journal 22 p101-106
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.4) Comments: Age: Upper Cryogenian. of Eastern Officer Basin.
REFID: 42410 DiBona, P.A. 1991 A previously unrecognised Late Proterozoic succession: Upper Wilpena Group northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 117 p2-9
Usage: Mentioned (p3) Comments:
REFID: 22649 Freeman, M.J. , Oaks, R.Q. Jr , Shaw, R.D. 1991 Stratigraphy of the Late Proterozoic Gaylad Sandstone, northeastern Amadeus Basin, and recognition of an underlying regional unconformity. IN Korsch and Kennard (eds) Geological and geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Aust... Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 236 P 137 - 154
Usage: Mentioned (p 143) Comments: Rb-Sr age 651+/-87 Ma p 143. Province - Officer Basin.
REFID: 42096 Chamalaun, F.H. , von der Borch, C.C. , Gatehouse, C.G. 1990 Magnetostratigraphic study of Late Adelaidean sediments in the Eastern Officer Basin, South Australia. Mineral Resources Review, South Australia 157 p36-39
Usage: Mentioned (p37) Comments:
REFID: 65102 Iasky, R.P. 1990 Officer Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 pp362-380
Usage: Mentioned (p367-8) Comments: Eastern Officer Basin. Correlated with Sturtian or Marinoan glacial sediments in Amadeus Basin and Adelaide Geosyncline. Lithologically and stratigraphically similar to Lupton and Turkey Hill Formations.
REFID: 40945 Brewer, A.M. , Dunster, J.N. , Gatehouse, C.G. , Henry, R.L. , Weste, G. 1987 A revision of the stratigraphy of the eastern Officer Basin. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 102
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 41404 Forbes, B.G. , Preiss, W.V. 1987 Stratigraphy of the Burra Group. IN Preiss W.V. - (compiler) The Adelaide Geosyncline, Late Proterozoic stratigraphy, sedimentation, palaeontology and tectonics. Chapter 6. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 53 p73-124
Usage: Mentioned (p121) Comments:
REFID: 40911 Rogers, P.A. 1986 Abminga, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological atlas series map. Sheet SG/53-10 zone 5, 1st edition. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Adelaidean Max age from reference: Adelaidean Comments:
REFID: 40910 Rogers, P.A. 1986 Abminga, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v 32pp
Usage: Mentioned (p11) Comments:
REFID: 39352 Geological Survey of South Australia. 1983 Geological map of South Australia, 1:1 000 000. 2nd edition. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Precambrian Max age from reference: Precambrian Comments: Sturtian
REFID: 36920 Vozoff, K. , Cull, J.P. 1981 An electromagnetic method for rapid basin evaluation and some special problems. APEA Journal 21(1) p165-171
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 45149 Jackson, M.J. , van de Graaf, W.J.E. 1981 Geology of the Officer Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 206
Usage: Mentioned (p21) Comments: See also Table 1 and P17.
REFID: 37932 Coats, R.P. 1981 Late Proterozoic (Adelaidean) tillites of the Adelaide Geosyncline. IN Hambrey M.J., Harland W.B.(Eds) - Earth's pre-Pleistocene glacial record. (Cambridge Earth Sciences Series). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom 1v p537-548
Usage: Mentioned (p537) Comments:
REFID: 38157 Preiss, W.V. , Forbes, B.G. 1981 Stratigraphy, correlation and sedimentary history of Adelaidean (Late Proterozoic) basins in Australia. Precambrian Research 15(3/4) p255-304
Usage: Mentioned (Table VIII) Comments:
REFID: 36096 Pitt, G.M. , Benbow, M.C. , Youngs, B.C. 1980 A review of recent geological work in the Officer Basin, South Australia. APEA Journal 20(1) p209-220
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 31971 Major, R.B. 1973 The Wright Hill Beds. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 46 p6-10
Usage: Mentioned (p9) Comments:
REFID: 31970 Major, R.B. 1973 Woodroffe, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SG/52-12. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p16) Comments:
REFID: 31698 Krieg, G.W. 1972 Everard, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/53-13, 1st edition. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Precambrian Max age from reference: Precambrian Comments: Sturtian

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