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Gloucester Coal Measures STRATNO: 7452
Current: Yes Rank: Group, Suite Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Other new published name Usage: Described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 21-MAR-13
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Sandstone, mudstone, coal, claystone, conglomerate and volcanics
Comments:
Geological province: Gloucester Basin, New England Orogen
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 2040m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Permian 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: Permian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Chemical Hierarchy (current units only) Rank Status


Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Alum Mountain Volcanics overlies Gloucester Coal Measures
First Reference:
REFID: 43491 Fairbridge, R.W., 1953, Australian Stratigraphy.XII chaps, end paper (2nd edition), University of Western Australia. Text Books Board, 2nd edition

Use on maps:
REFID: 29990 Brunker, R.L., Offenberg, A.C., Cameron, R.G., 1970, Hastings, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/56-14, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
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: 32671 Pogson, D.J., 1972, Geological map of New South Wales, scale 1:1 000 000., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 36390 McIlveen, G.R., 1980, Sydney, New South Wales, 1:500 000 metallogenic series map. 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v
REFID: 41348 Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., 1987, Tamworth-Hastings, New South Wales, 1:250 000 metallogenic series map. Sheets SH 56-13, SH/56-14, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales. Metallogenic Map Series, 1v, Map
REFID: 50147 Roberts, J., Engel, B., Lennox, M., Chapman, J., 1991, Dungog, New South Wales 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 9233, Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1:100,000 geological sheet series, 1v, Map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

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 (p534 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Includes the Craven and Avon Subgroups. Equivalent to Wittingham Coal Measures. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 41347 Gilligan, L.B. , Brownlow, J.W. 1987 Tamworth-Hastings 1:250 000 metallogenic map. Sheets SH 56-13, SH 56-14 (plus parts of SI 56-1 and SI 56-2). Mineral deposit data sheets and metallogenic study. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Metallogenic Map Series 1v
Usage: Described (Table 3) Comments:
REFID: 37099 George, A.M. 1975 Gloucester Basin, NSW. IN Traves D.M. and King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p255-258
Usage: Described (p255) Comments:
REFID: 50099 Sutherland, L. , Graham, I. 2003 Geology of Barrington Tops Plateau: Its Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones, New South Wales, Australia The Australian Museum Society 1v 56p
Usage: Briefly described (p11-12) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Overlie the Alum Mountain Volcanics. Max. thickness: 2040m in Booral-Weismantels area. Age: 275 Ma. Geological Province: Tamworth Belt/New England Orogen.
REFID: 23623 Ward, C.R. , Bocking, M. , Ruan, C. 2001 Mineralogical analysis of coals as an aid to seam correlation in the Gloucester Basin, New South Wales, Australia International Journal of Coal Geology 47(1) p31-49
Usage: Briefly described (p33 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Divided into the Craven and the Avon Subgroups. Geological Province: New England Fold Belt
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: Briefly described (p39) Comments:
REFID: 50147 Roberts, J. , Engel, B. , Lennox, M. , Chapman, J. 1991 Dungog, New South Wales 1:100 000 Geological Sheet 9233 Geological Survey of New South Wales. 1:100,000 geological sheet series 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Includes the Craven and Avon Subgroups. Geological Province: Western Myall Block.
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 (p174) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Replaced "Avon Coal Measures" of Loughan (1955). Includes the lower Avon Subgroup and upper Craven Subgroup separated by Speldon Formation. Geological Province: Myall Block : within the Stroud-Gloucester Syncline. See also p167 and p168 Tb. 2.
REFID: 42182 McElroy, C.T. , Rose, G. 1990 Historical review of coal geology in New South Wales. IN Glasson K.R., Rattigan J.H. (eds.)- Geological aspects of the discovery of some important mineral deposits in Australia. AusIMM. Monograph Series 17 p245-316
Usage: Briefly described (p301) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Overlie the Dewrang Group. Geological Province: Gloucester Basin
REFID: 41348 Gilligan, L.B. , Brownlow, J.W. , Cameron, R.G. 1987 Tamworth-Hastings, New South Wales, 1:250 000 metallogenic series map. Sheets SH 56-13, SH/56-14, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Metallogenic Map Series 1v Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map legend) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Lithic and feldspathic sandstone, conglomerate, carbonaceous siltstone and coal.
REFID: 63832 Fielding, C.R. , Frank, T.D. , Birgenheier, L.P. , Rygel, M.C. , Jones, A.T. , Roberts, J. 2008 Stratigraphic imprint of the Late Palaeozoic Ice Age in eastern Australia: a record of alternating glacial and nonglacial climate regime Geological Society of London. Journal 165 p129-140
Usage: Mentioned (p131 fig 2) Min age from reference: Guadalupian Max age from reference: Guadalupian Comments: Myall block, Southern New England Fold Belt. Seventh (P3) and eighth (P4) glaciations.
REFID: 47056 Lindsay, J.F. 1990 Forearc basin dynamics and sedimentation controls, Tamworth belt, eastern Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 11(4) p521-528
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2 P523) Comments:
REFID: 41054 McMinn, A. 1987 Palynostratigraphy of the Stroud Gloucester Trough, N.S.W. Alcheringa 11(2) p151-164
Usage: Mentioned (p152) Comments:
REFID: 41226 Hunt, J.W. 1987 Sulphur in the Permian coals of eastern Australia: variation and geological control. Geological Society of Australia. Coal Geology Group. Journal 7 p11-32
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.9) Comments:
REFID: 40872 Helby, R. , Lennox, M. , Roberts, J. 1986 The age of the Permian sequence in the Stroud-Gloucester Trough. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 119(1/2) p33-42
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 39302 Engel, B.A. 1980 Carboniferous biostratigraphy of the Hunter-Manning-Myall province. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p340-349
Usage: Mentioned (p349) Comments:
REFID: 39308 Herbert, C. , Helby, R. 1980 Part C - Excursion Guide. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p449-539
Usage: Mentioned (p482) Comments:
REFID: 36390 McIlveen, G.R. 1980 Sydney, New South Wales, 1:500 000 metallogenic series map. 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 36057 Crane, D.T. , Hunt, J.W. 1979 The Carboniferous sequence in the Gloucester-Myall Lake area, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 26(7) p341-352
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1) Comments:
REFID: 37065 Branagan, D.F. 1975 Distribution and geological setting of coal measures in Australia and Papua New Guinea. IN Traves D.M. & King D.(Eds) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 2.Coal. AusIMM. Monograph Series 6 p25-51
Usage: Mentioned (p31) 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: Permian Max age from reference: Permian 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: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 29990 Brunker, R.L. , Offenberg, A.C. , Cameron, R.G. 1970 Hastings, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/56-14, 1st edition. Geological Survey of New South Wales 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments:
REFID: 43447 Engel, B.A. 1966 Explanatory Notes, 1:250 000 geological series, Newcastle I56-2. 1st Edition Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Not recorded (Table 1,p40) Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 43491 Fairbridge, R.W. 1953 Australian Stratigraphy.XII chaps, end paper (2nd edition) University of Western Australia. Text Books Board 2nd edition
Usage: Not recorded (pVII/54) Max age from reference: Permian Comments: See also Lexicon

Bibliographic references returned: 25 This data is subject to Geoscience Australia's disclaimer and copyright statements.