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Fairford Formation STRATNO: 6491
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 28-MAR-17
Replaced by: Previously known as: Fairford Claystone
Description: A distinctive off-white tuffaceous claystone to lithic (volcanigenic) sandstone.
Comments:
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSWReference section type:
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Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Late Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Burnamwood Formation underlies Fairford Formation
Mount Thorley Formation overlies Fairford Formation
First Reference:
REFID: 40805 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW, 1986, Stratigraphy of the Jerrys Plains Subgroup of the Wittingham Coal Measures in the Singleton-Muswellbrook Coal District of the Hunter Valley., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 22(1), p129-143

Definition Reference:
REFID: 40805 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW, 1986, Stratigraphy of the Jerrys Plains Subgroup of the Wittingham Coal Measures in the Singleton-Muswellbrook Coal District of the Hunter Valley., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 22(1), p129-143

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REFID: 40805 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1986 Stratigraphy of the Jerrys Plains Subgroup of the Wittingham Coal Measures in the Singleton-Muswellbrook Coal District of the Hunter Valley. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 22(1) p129-143
Usage: Defined (p138) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 70878 Bodorkos, S. , Nicoll, R.S. , Crowley, J.L. , Mantle, D.J. , Mory, A.J. , Mory, A.J. , Wood, G.R. , Wood, G.R. , Backhouse, J. , Backhouse, J. , Holmes, E.K. , Holmes, E.K. , Smith, T.E. , Smith, T.E. , Champion, D.C. , Champion, D.C. 2016 Calibrating the middle and late Permian palynostratigraphy of Australia to the geologic time-scale via U-Pb zircon CA-IDTIMS dating Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 63 701-730
Usage: Briefly described (p710, p712, p723, p725) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Hunter Valley. 4.55m thick in Amoco Wybong 1 well. Calibration of palynological ages (D. parvithola Zone). , 257.43 +/- 0.09 Ma. , Wittingham Coal Measures. , Includes tuff layers.
REFID: 68004 Hill, M. , McEvilly, R. , Watkins, J. 2002 Mineral and petroleum resources and potential: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2) Geological Survey of New South Wales WRA / 20 235pp
Usage: Briefly described (p51 Table 5, p52.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Upper Hunter Coalfield. Overlies a consistently dulling section of the Mount Arthur seam (Burnamwood Formation). About 2 m thick; occurs throughout most of the Coalfield. , Unit in Jerrys Plains Subgroup. , Overlies Burnamwood Formation. Is overlain by Mount Thorley Formation. , A distinctive off-white tuffaceous claystone to lithic (volcanigenic) sandstone.
REFID: 61315 New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources 1995 Sydney Basin IN Stewart, R. and Adler, D. (eds.) "New South Wales Wales Petroleum Potential" - Bulletin New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources. Coal and Petroleum Geology Branch. Bulletin 1 p163-188
Usage: Briefly described (Table SY1) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Jerrys Plain Subgroup (Wittingham Coal Measures). Geological Province: Sydney Basin/Hunter Valley area.
REFID: 44244 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Chapman, J. 1991 Geology of the Camberwell, Dungog, and Bulahdelah 1:100 000 sheets 9133, 9233, 9333. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v 382pp
Usage: Briefly described (p236 Tb. 4) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Jerrys Plains Subgroup (Wittingham Coal Measures). Overlies the Burnamwood Formation.
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, p415-416 Fig.3) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: , Unit in Jerrys Plains Subgroup.
REFID: 42648 Wootton, P. , Doyle, J.F. , Balfe, P.E. , Barton, C.M. , Black, T.M. , Bolger, P.F. , Bowman, R.G. , Sutcliffe, G. 1993 Chapter 2. Geological setting of deposits. IN A.J.Hargraves & C.H.Martin (eds) - Australasian Coal Mining Practice. 2nd edn. AusIMM. Monograph Series 12 p31-55
Usage: Mentioned (p37) Comments:
REFID: 42078 Moloney, J. 1990 Jerrys Plains mini sosie reflection seismic survey, Hunter Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 80 p1-18
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1 P5) Comments:
REFID: 42922 Beckett, J. 1989 Drilling Programs for Land Use Planning. New South Wales. Department of Minerals and Energy. Minfo 22 p38-40
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.14) Comments:
REFID: 41010 Sniffin, M.J. , Beckett, J. , Moloney, J. 1987 The geology, coal resources, and hydrocarbon occurrence within A376, Bulga area, Hunter Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 69 p9-21
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