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Emu Creek Formation STRATNO: 6156
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 16-DEC-16
Replaced by: Previously known as: Emu Creek formation
Description: Western unit: medium to thin bedded, in places rhythmically interbedded, sandstone and siltstone and prominent conglomerate beds. Mainly volcanic and acid plutonic detritus. Eastern unit: thick bedded sandstone, laminated to massive siltstone and conglom
Comments: NSW only, not Qld.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 3500mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Westphalian 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: Late Carboniferous Ma: 323 2.3 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Lark Hill Formation is equivalent to Emu Creek Formation
Willuri Formation is equivalent to Emu Creek Formation
Currabubula Formation is equivalent to Emu Creek Formation
First Reference:
REFID: 32494 Olgers, F., Flood, P.G., 1970, An angular Permian/Carboniferous unconformity in southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales., Geological Society of Australia. Journal, 17(1), p81-85

Use on maps:
REFID: 30911 Geological Survey of New South Wales., 1973, New England, New South Wales, 1:500 000 geological series map. 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 32492 Olgers, F., 1972, Warwick, Queensland and New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH 56-02, 1st edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 1v, Map
REFID: 32671 Pogson, D.J., 1972, Geological map of New South Wales, scale 1:1 000 000., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 33766 Thomson, J., 1973, Drake, New South Wales, Australia 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9340, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v, Map
REFID: 37252 Whitaker, W.G., Green, P.M., 1980, Moreton geology, Queensland & New South Wales, 1:500 000 geology. 1st edition., Geological Survey of Queensland, 1v
REFID: 43008 Finlayson, D.M., 1990, The Eromanga-Brisbane Geoscience Transect: Map 1 -- Geology, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin, 232, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 40773 Bottomer, L.R. 1986 Epithermal silver-gold mineralization in the Drake area, northeastern New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 33(4) p457-473
Usage: Fully described (p458) Comments:
REFID: 36936 Murray, C.G. , McClung, G.R. , Whitaker, W.G. , Degeling, P.R. 1981 Geology of Late Palaeozoic sequences at Mount Barney, Queensland and Paddys Flat, New South Wales. Queensland Government Mining Journal 82(955) p203-213
Usage: Fully described (p208) Comments:
REFID: 48940 Olgers, F. , Flood, P.G. , Robertson, A.D. 1974 Palaeozoic geology of the Warwick and Goondiwindi 1:250 000 Sheet areas, Queensland and New South Wales. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 164
Usage: Fully described (p36) Comments:
REFID: 69793 Hoy, D. , Rosenbaum, G. , Wormald, R. , Shaanan, U. 2014 Geology and geochronology of the Emu Creek Block (northern New South Wales, Australia) and implications for oroclinal bending in the New England Orogen Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 61/8 p1109-1124
Usage: Described (p1109, p1111, p1113-1121) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Redefined here to include only the western part of the former Emu Creek Formation; the eastern part is renamed the Paddys Flat Formation. Type section in Oaky Creek. Originally part of the Pretty Gully Series (Andrews, 1908); later Emu Creek Series (Voisey, 1936), Emu Creek Formation (Olgers et al., 1974), Emu Creek Beds (McCarthy et al., 1974) and Emu Creek Formation again (Thomson, 1976). Shallow marine succession. Deformed by tight, asymmetric and steeply inclined folds. Maximum ICP-MS U-Pb depositional age from detrital zircons. , 323.2 +/- 2.3 Ma (Hoy et al., 2014). , Includes Currawinya Conglomerate Member. , Corresponds chronologically with Lark Hill, Willuri and Currabubula Formations. , Predominantly siltstone thinly interlaminated with fine sandstone, and massive grey to black siltstones, as well as subordinate sandstone and conglomerate. Locally abundant marine macrofossils.
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: Described (p514 App.1 Tb.A1.8) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Westphalian Comments: Predominantly dark grey pink mudstone. Max. Thickness: est. 3500m. Geological Province: Yarrol Forearc Basin.
REFID: 42547 Roberts, J. 1985 Australia. IN Martinez Diaz C., Wagner R.H., Winkler Prins C.F. & Granados L.F. (eds.) - The Carboniferous of the World, II: Australia, Indian Subcontinent, South Africa, South America & North Africa. International Union of Geological Sciences. Publication 20 p9-145
Usage: Described (p42) Comments:
REFID: 44093 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1996 Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Volume 1 Structural Framework. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(1) 295pp
Usage: Briefly described (p233 App. 1) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Geological Province: New England Fold Belt.
REFID: 43008 Finlayson, D.M. 1990 The Eromanga-Brisbane Geoscience Transect: Map 1 -- Geology Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 232 map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Comments:
REFID: 42963 New South Wales. Dept. Mineral Resources 1988 Drake Gold-Silver Project New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 19 p1-5
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 32491 Olgers, F. 1974 Warwick, Queensland and New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SH 56-02. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v 43pp
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Comments: U.Carboniferous
REFID: 23812 Henley, H.F. , Brown, R.E. , Brownlow, J.W. , Barnes, R.G. , Stroud, W.J. 2001 Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-6 and SH/56-7: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney 1v 292pp
Usage: Mentioned (p30) Comments:
REFID: 42378 Barnes, R.G. , Brown, R.E. , Brownlow, J.W. , Stroud, W.J. 1991 Late Permian volcanics in New England - The Wandsworth Volcanic Group. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 84 p1-36
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1 P11) Comments:
REFID: 41413 Perkins, C. 1988 Origin and provenance of submarine volcaniclastic rocks in the Late Permian Drake Volcanics, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 35(3) p325-337
Usage: Mentioned (p327) Comments:
REFID: 40960 Murray, C.G. , Fergusson, C.L. , Flood, P.G. , Whitaker, W.G. , Korch, R.J. 1987 Plate tectonic model for the carboniferous evolution of the New England Fold Belt. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 34(2) p213-236
Usage: Mentioned (p221) Comments:
REFID: 40505 Bottomer, L.R. , Simmons, R.J. , Joyce, R.M. 1984 Mineralization in the Drake area. IN Herbert H.K. & Rynn J.M.W.(eds) - Volcanics, granites and mineralisation of the Stanthorpe-Emmaville-Drake region. Geological Society of Australia, Queensland Division. 1984 field conference. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p79-90
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments:
REFID: 40514 Flood, P.G. , Fergusson, C.L. 1984 The geological development of the northern New England Province of New England Fold Belt. IN Herbert H.K., Rynn J.M.W.(eds) - Volcanics, granit es and mineralis. of Stanthorpe-Emmaville-Drake region. 1984 field conf. Geological Society of Australia. Queensland Division 1v p1-19
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.7) Comments:
REFID: 36961 Korsch, R.J. , Harrington, H.J. 1981 Stratigraphic and structural synthesis of the New England Orogen. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 28(2) p205-226
Usage: Mentioned (p212) Comments:
REFID: 36528 Roberts, J. , Engel, B.A. 1980 Carboniferous palaeogeography of the Yarrol and New England Orogens, eastern Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 27(2) p167-186
Usage: Mentioned (p180) Comments:
REFID: 37252 Whitaker, W.G. , Green, P.M. 1980 Moreton geology, Queensland & New South Wales, 1:500 000 geology. 1st edition. Geological Survey of Queensland 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Carboniferous Comments: Carboniferous-Permian
REFID: 33476 Thomson, J. 1976 Geology of the Drake 1:100 000 sheet, 9340. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (p86) Comments:
REFID: 32672 Pogson, D.J. 1975 The Tasman Mobile Zone in New South Wales - geology and tectonic history. IN Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 1. Metals. AusIMM. Monograph Series 5 p667-676
Usage: Mentioned (p675) Comments:
REFID: 32086 McCarthy, B. , Runnegar, B. , Kleeman, J.D. 1974 Late Carboniferous-Early Permian sequence north of Drake, NSW. Dates, deposition and deformation of Beenleigh Block. Queensland Government Mining Journal LXXV(875) p325-329
Usage: Mentioned (p325) Comments: Refers Olgers & Flood (in pres)
REFID: 45097 Jones, P.J. , Campbell, K.S.W. , Roberts, J. 1973 Correlation chart for the Carboniferous System of Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 156A
Usage: Mentioned (p24) Comments: L. levis zone. Correlation chart
REFID: 33766 Thomson, J. 1973 Drake, New South Wales, Australia 1:100 000 geological series map. Sheet 9340, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Paleozoic Max age from reference: Paleozoic Comments:
REFID: 30911 Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1973 New England, New South Wales, 1:500 000 geological series map. 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Carboniferous Max age from reference: Carboniferous Comments:
REFID: 32671 Pogson, D.J. 1972 Geological map of New South Wales, scale 1:1 000 000. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Carboniferous Max age from reference: Carboniferous Comments:
REFID: 32492 Olgers, F. 1972 Warwick, Queensland and New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH 56-02, 1st edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 1v Map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments:
REFID: 32494 Olgers, F. , Flood, P.G. 1970 An angular Permian/Carboniferous unconformity in southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 17(1) p81-85
Usage: Mentioned (p84) Comments: U.Carb.

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