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Gogo Formation STRATNO: 7476
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): WA
Category: Other new published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 09-NOV-12
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Fossiliferous shallow marine reef complex basin facies black to light grey shale and siltstone with thin lenses of limestone and layers with abundant limestone concretions
Comments: See also Lexicon. 2008 - fossil fish found in Gogo Formation by John Long and Gavin Young with fossil unborn baby embryo inside with umbilical cord.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: WA Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 430m Minimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Frasnian 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: Givetian Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Virgin Hills Formation overlies Gogo Formation conformity
Sadler Formation underlies Gogo Formation conformity
Pillara Limestone underlies Gogo Formation
Sparke Conglomerate is interbedded with Gogo Formation conformity
First Reference:
REFID: 44403 Thomas, G.A., 1958, Noonkanbah Western Australia 4-mile geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SE/51-12., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, 12pp

Definition Reference:
REFID: 45153 Wales, D.W., Forman, D.J., 1981, Geological evolution of the Canning Basin, Western Australia., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin, 210

Use on maps:
REFID: 36225 Towner, R.R., Walton, D.G., Crowe, R.W.A., 1980, Noonkanbah, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-12, 2nd edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA, 1v, map
REFID: 44231 Tyler, I.M., Griffin, T.J., Playford, P.E., Hocking, R.M., 1998, Mount Ramsay, WA. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SE52-9. Second Edition., Geological Survey of Western Australia, Second Edition, Map Legend
REFID: 44398 Roberts, H.G., Mikolajczak, A.S., 1968, Mount Ramsay Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/52-9. 1st Edition., Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Map
REFID: 64580 Vanderhor, F., Flint, R.B., Tyler, I.M., Hocking, R.M., 2006, 1:500 000 interpreted bedrock geology of Western Australia, 2006 update. Dataset within GeoVIEW.WA (interactive geological map), Geological Survey of Western Australia, map


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 45153 Wales, D.W. , Forman, D.J. 1981 Geological evolution of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 210
Usage: Defined (App.3-39) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: See also App.2-28
REFID: 48837 Henderson, S.D. , Condon, M.A. , Bastian, L.V. 1963 Stratigraphic drilling, Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 60
Usage: Defined (p.28) Max age from reference: Late Devonian Comments: On many pages. p.18,25,26-28,39. Upper Devonian.
REFID: 44403 Thomas, G.A. 1958 Noonkanbah Western Australia 4-mile geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SE/51-12. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 12pp
Usage: Defined (opp.p.6,Tb.1) Comments: E/51-12, limestone, siltstone, concretions. Overlain conformably by Virgin Hills Formation Underlain conformably by the Sadler Formation.
REFID: 66127 Playford, P.E. , Hocking, R.M. , Cockbain, A.E. 2009 Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 145 444p
Usage: Fully described (p19-21, p51-54, p184-206, Pl. 3,4,5,7,8.) Min age from reference: Early Frasnian Max age from reference: Late Givetian Comments: Of Guppy et al. (1958), after Gogo Station. Type section is SE of the northern entrance to Menyous Gap. Each facies mapped separately. Poorly exposed. Limestone concretions ("Gogo nodules") common where unit abuts Sadler Limestone. Fossiliferous. Thickness to 700 m. Contains stromatolite-barite-sulfide exhalative deposits. , Locally overlies Pillara Limestone. Interfingers with and overlies Sadler Limestone. Locally interfingers with Sparke Conglomerate. Is overlain conformably by Virgin Hills Formation. , Grey to black shales and siltstone; thin limestones from debris-flows and turbidity currents. Basin facies and lower fore-reef subfacies; grey, weathering yellow, siltstone, shale and silty limestone.
REFID: 45158 Towner, R.R. , Gibson, D.L. 1983 Geology of the onshore Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 215
Usage: Fully described (p26) Comments:
REFID: 36890 Cockbain, A.E. , Lowry, D.C. , Cope, R.N. , Low, G.H. , Playford, P.E. 1975 Phanerozoic. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 2 p223-433
Usage: Fully described (p333) Comments:
REFID: 60333 Tetlie, O.E. , Braddy, S.J. , Butler, P.D. , Briggs, D.E.G. 2004 A new Eurypterid (Chelicerata: Eurypterida) from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation of Western Australia, with a review of the Rhenopteridae Palaeontology 47(4) p801-809
Usage: Described (p801, 802) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Deposited within and around Sadler Limestone. Dark-grey to black shales and siltstones, with minor limestone lenses and bedded silty calcareous nodules. Contains various marine fossils (including a eurypterid described here). Geol. Prov: Canning Basin.
REFID: 42564 Grey, K. 1992 Miospore assemblages from the Devonian reef complexes, Canning Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 140 139pp
Usage: Described (p8) Comments:
REFID: 44143 Middleton, M.F. 1990 Canning Basin. IN Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Memoir 3 p425-457
Usage: Described (p.439 Table 4-19; p.443, Figure 4-98) Min age from reference: Devonian Max age from reference: Devonian Comments: Up to 650m thick; shale, siltstone and limestone; shallow marine. Interfingers with Sadler Limestone. Type section near Menyous Gap in Pillara Range. Diverse fauna: late Givetian to early Frasnian.
REFID: 38207 Nazarov, B.B. , Cockbain, A.E. , Playford, P.E. 1982 Late Devonian radiolaria from the Gogo Formation, Canning Basin, Western Australia. Alcheringa 6(3/4) p161-173
Usage: Described (p162) Comments:
REFID: 45101 Druce, E.C. 1975 Conodont biostratigraphy of the Upper Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 158
Usage: Described (p6) Comments: Conodont content. See also p21.
REFID: 69099 Geological Survey of Western Australia 2013 Kimberley 2013 update;1:100 000 geological information series Geological Survey of Western Australia files on USB
Usage: Briefly described (500k_geologyp08_lut.csv) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Givetian-Frasnian reef complexes, marginal slope and basin facies. Grouped as Sadler Limestone, Gogo Formation, lower Virgin Hills Formation, and lower Napier Formation in 500k_geologyp08_lut.csv.
REFID: 66499 Young, G.C. , Burrow, C.J. , Long, J.A. , Turner, S. , Choo, B. 2010 Devonian macrovertebrate assemblages and biogeography of East Gondwana (Australasia, Antarctica) Palaeoworld 19(1-2) 55-74
Usage: Briefly described (p62, p63 Fig.7) Comments: Has yielded the most diverse and exceptionally preserved of the world's Late Devonian marine fish faunas. Fauna said to be of Frasnian age.
REFID: 65486 Playford, P.E. 2009 Guidebook to the geomorphology and geology of Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2009/5 72p + plate
Usage: Briefly described (p6-7,9,48-50; Figs.5,6,7,67; Plate 1.) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Marginal-slope and basin limestone, siltstone, and shale, Canning Basin. Overlies Cadjebut Formation, Pillara Limestone. Overlies and interfingers with Sadler Limestone. Underlies Napier and Virgin Hills Formations.
REFID: 64159 Copp, I. 2008 Hydrothermal Dolomite (HTD) reservoirs - a New Australian Carbonate Play PESA News 93 p86-95
Usage: Briefly described (p91 Fig. 6) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Part of the Lennard Reef facies development. Mainly a siltstone unit.
REFID: 64643 Hocking, R.M. , Playford, P.E. , Haines, P.W. , Mory, A.J. 2008 Paleozoic geology of the Canning Basin - a field guide Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 2008/18 40p
Usage: Briefly described (p5 Fig. 4, p7 Fig.5, p34, 35) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Basin facies.
REFID: 63594 Johanson, Z. , Long, J.A. , Talent, J.A. , Janvier, P. , Warren, J.W. 2007 New Onychodontiform (Osteichthyes; Sarcopterygii) from the Lower Devonian of Victoria, Australia Journal of Palaeontology 81(5) p1031-1043
Usage: Briefly described (p1031) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Contains Onychodus jandemarrai (Andrews et al, 2006) in Western Australia.
REFID: 64580 Vanderhor, F. , Flint, R.B. , Tyler, I.M. , Hocking, R.M. 2006 1:500 000 interpreted bedrock geology of Western Australia, 2006 update. Dataset within GeoVIEW.WA (interactive geological map) Geological Survey of Western Australia map
Usage: Briefly described (map legend) Comments: Givetian-Frasnian reef complexes, marginal slope and basin facies.
REFID: 60702 Warris, B.J. , Marshall, J.L.C. 2005 Empire Oil & Gas NL; Valentine, a large drillable prospect Oil & Gas Gazette. Supplement. Western Australian Petroleum Opportunities 2(52) p4
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Thick, marine organic-rich shales. - the source of oil for the Blina Field. Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 61023 Geological Survey of Western Australia 2005 Summary of petroleum prospectivity, Western Australia 2005: Bonaparte, Bight, Canning, Officer, Perth, Northern Carnarvon and Southern Carnarvon Basins Geological Survey of Western Australia 2005 36p
Usage: Briefly described (p10 Fig. 6) Min age from reference: Devonian Max age from reference: Devonian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin. See also p12.
REFID: 50085 Geological Survey of Western Australia , Petroleum Division 2004 Summary of Petroleum Prospectivity, Onshore Western Australia and State Waters 2004: Bonaparte, Canning, Officer, Perth, Southern Carnarvon, and Northern Carnarvon Basins Department of Industry & Resources WA 1v 28p
Usage: Briefly described (p6 Fig. 4) Min age from reference: Devonian Max age from reference: Devonian Comments: Of Frasnian age. Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 24390 Geological Survey of Western Australia , Petroleum Division 2003 Summary of petroleum prospectivity, onshore Western Australia: Bonaparte, Canning, Officer, Perth, Southern Carnarvon and Northern Carnarvon Basins Department of Industry & Resources WA 1v 28p
Usage: Briefly described (p6 Fig. 4) Min age from reference: Devonian Max age from reference: Devonian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 64502 Playford, P. 2002 Palaeokarst, pseudokarst, and sequence stratigraphy in Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia IN Keep, M. & Moss, S.J. (eds) 'The sedimentary basins of Western Australia 3' Proceedings of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Symposium, Perth, WA, 2002 763-793
Usage: Briefly described (p764, p765 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments:
REFID: 24052 Campbell, K.S.W. , Barwick, R.E. 2002 The axial postcranial structure of Griphognathus whitei from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation of Western Australia: comparisons with other Devonian Dipnoans Western Australian Museum. Records 21 (2) p167-201
Usage: Briefly described (p167) Min age from reference: Late Devonian Max age from reference: Late Devonian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin. Contains lungfishes Griphognathus whitei (here described) and Chirodipterus australis.
REFID: 24246 Western Australia Dept. Mineral and Petroleum Resources 2002 Western Australia Petroleum Opportunities 2002 Oil and Gas Gazette 21p
Usage: Briefly described (p9, 10, 11) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 23903 Playford, P.E. , Wallace, M.W. 2001 Exhalative Mineralization in Devonian Reef Complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia Economic Geology 96 (7) p1595-1610
Usage: Briefly described (p1595, p1597 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin
REFID: 24224 Burrow, C.J. , Braddy, S.J. , Douglas, J.G. 2001 Pterygotid eurypterid chelicera from the Lower Devonian in Victoria Alcheringa 25 (3-4) p263-268
Usage: Briefly described (p263) Min age from reference: Late Devonian Max age from reference: Late Devonian Comments:
REFID: 23979 Pierson, R.R. , Foster, C.B. , Archbold, N.W. 2001 Reworked Devonian (Givetian-Frasnian) spores from a Permian glacially-derived sequence at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 113 (2) p207-216
Usage: Briefly described (p210) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 23356 Longley, I.M. , Bradshaw, M.T. , Hebberger, J. 2000 Australian petroleum provinces of the 21st century. PESA Journal 28 p21-42
Usage: Briefly described (26 Tab.2) Min age from reference: Late Devonian Max age from reference: Middle Devonian Comments:
REFID: 23338 D'Ercole, C. , Groves, D.I. , Knox-Robinson, C.M. 2000 Using fuzzy logic in a Geographical Information System environment to enhance conceptually based propectivity analysis of Mississippi Valley- type mineralisation. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 47(5) 913-927
Usage: Briefly described (915 Fig.3) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments:
REFID: 44231 Tyler, I.M. , Griffin, T.J. , Playford, P.E. , Hocking, R.M. 1998 Mount Ramsay, WA. 1:250 000 geological series sheet SE52-9. Second Edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia Second Edition Map Legend
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Late Devonian Max age from reference: Middle Devonian Comments: Basin facies - siltstone, shale and calcarenite commonly with cannonball concretions; lesser sandstone and minor conglomerate.
REFID: 64981 Crostella, A. 1998 The Lennard Shelf revisited. 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. p667-682
Usage: Briefly described (p672.) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Generally-accepted source of both Nullara and Yellow Drum Formations oil. , Shales containing marine algae deposited in an anoxic environment.
REFID: 63938 Hocking, R.M. , Copp, I.A. , Playford, P.E. , Kempton, R.H. 1996 The Cadjebut Formation: a Givetian evaporitic precursor to Devonian reef complexes of the Lennard Shelf, Canning Basin, Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia. Annual Review 1995-1996 48-55
Usage: Briefly described (p49 Fig.1, p50 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Basin facies.
REFID: 68298 Young, G.C. 1993 Chapter 9. Middle Palaeozoic macrovertebrate biostratigraphy of eastern Gondwana. IN Long, J.A. (ed) ' Palaeozoic vertebrate biostratigraphy and biogeography' Belhaven Press, London p208-251
Usage: Briefly described (p219, p249 App. 1) Max age from reference: Late Devonian Comments: Late Devonian diverse and well-studied fauna of the Canning Basin.
REFID: 42933 Withnall, I.W. , Lang, S.C. 1993 Geology of the Broken River Province, North Queensland. Queensland Geology 4 289pp
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.94 p258) Comments:
REFID: 42351 Grey, K. 1991 A mid-Givetian miospore age for the onset of reef development on the Lennard Shelf, Western Australia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 68(1/2) p37-48
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.4 P41) Comments:
REFID: 42880 Wallace, M.W. , Kerans, C. , Playford, P.E. , McManus, A. 1991 Burial Diagenisis in the Upper Devonian Reef Complexes of the Geikie Gorge Region, Canning Basin, Western Australia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 75(6) p1018-1038
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.2,p1020) Comments:
REFID: 42473 McNamara, K.J. , Long, J.A. , Brimmell, K. 1991 Catalogue of type fossils in the Western Australian Museum. Western Australian Museum. Records Supp. 39 106pp
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Comments:
REFID: 42860 Jackson, M.J. , Kennard, J. , Southgate, P. 1991 Development of new play concepts using sequence stratigraphy: Devonian-Carboniferous, Canning Basin, Western Australia. BMR Research Newsletter 15 p1-3
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 42111 Colbath, G.K. 1990 Devonian (Givetian-Frasnian) organic-walled phytoplankton from the limestone Billy Hills Reef Complex, Canning Basin, Western Australia. Palaeontographica, Abteilung B 217(4-6) p87-145
Usage: Briefly described (p88) Comments:
REFID: 42477 White, M.E. 1990 The Nature of Hidden Worlds. Reed Books Pty Ltd 1v 256pp
Usage: Briefly described (p102) Comments:
REFID: 41583 Etminan, H. , Hoffmann, C.F. 1989 Biomarkers in fluid inclusions: A new tool in constraining source regimes and its implications for the genesis of Mississippi Valley-type deposits. Geology 17(1) p19-22
Usage: Briefly described (p21) Comments:
REFID: 41492 Balme, B.E. 1988 Spores from Late Devonian (Early Frasnian) strata, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Palaeontographica, Abteilung B 209(4-6) p109-166
Usage: Briefly described (p114) Comments:
REFID: 42030 Cockbain, A.E. , Playford, P.E. 1988 The Devonian of Western Australia: A review. IN McMillan N.J., Embry A.F., Glass D.J. (Eds.) - Devonian of the world. Vol. 1. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 14(1) p743-754
Usage: Briefly described (p747) Comments:
REFID: 41894 Rigby, J.K. 1986 Late Devonian sponges of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 18 1v
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Comments:
REFID: 64187 Norris, D. , Taylor, D. , Hall, J. 1984 Some results of high resolution seismic surveying in the Sundown area, northern Canning Basin, W.A. IN Purcell, P.G. (ed.) " The Canning Basin, W.A. Proceedings of the Geological Society of Australia and Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Canning Basin Symposium, Perth, 1984" Geological Society of Australia 1v p319-327
Usage: Briefly described (p320 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Overlain by Virgin Hills Formation. Siltstone, sandstone, carbonate (marine). Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 22741 Crowe, R.W.A. , Towner, R.R. 1981 Explanatory notes on the Noonkanbah 1:250 000 geological sheet. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 51p
Usage: Briefly described (P21, P23, Table3 P17) Min age from reference: Givetian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Equivalent to Sadler Limestone.
REFID: 24061 Horstman, E.L. , Lyons, D.A. , Nott, S.A. , Broad, D.S. 1976 Canning Basin, on-shore 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 p170-184
Usage: Briefly described (p180) Min age from reference: Middle Devonian Max age from reference: Middle Devonian Comments: Of "Lennard River Group"? Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 31150 Grey, K. 1974 Devonian spores from the Gogo Formation, Canning Basin. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Report 1973 p96-99
Usage: Briefly described (p96) Comments: Palynology. Givetian or Frasnian age.
REFID: 24000 Read, J.F. 1973 Paleo-environments and paleogeography, Pillara Formation (Devonian), Western Australia. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology 21(3) p344-394
Usage: Briefly described (p348 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Geological Province: Canning Basin.
REFID: 64348 Long, J.A. , Choo, B. , Young, G.C. 2008 A new basal actinopterygian fish from the Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone of Antarctica Antarctic Science 20(4) p393-412
Usage: Mentioned (p393, p406) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Contains fossil actinopterygian fish of exceptional quality.
REFID: 65214 Weddige, K. (ed.) 2008 Devonian correlation table; supplements 2008 Senckenbergiana lethaea 88 269-283
Usage: Mentioned (p277) Min age from reference: Devonian Max age from reference: Devonian Comments: QLD, Broken River and Canning Basin. Shows any correlations across Australia, and with South Africa, South America and East Greenland.
REFID: 64783 McKillop, M.D. , McKellar, J.L. , Draper, J.J. , Hoffmann, K.L. 2007 The Adavale Basin: Stratigraphy and depositional environments. IN Munson, T.J. & Ambrose G.J. (eds) ' Proceedings of the Central Australian Basins Symposium', Alice Springs 16-18 Aug 2005. Northern Territory Geological Survey. Special Publication 2 82-107
Usage: Mentioned (p20 ) Comments: Canning Basin.
REFID: 63110 Huston, D.L. , Stevens, B. , Southgate, P.N. , Muhling, P. , Wyborn, L. 2006 Australian Zn-Pb-Ag Ore-Forming Systems: a Review and Analysis Economic Geology 101(6) p1117-1157
Usage: Mentioned (p1139) Comments: Impermeable unit.
REFID: 63738 Holland, T.M. , Long, J.A. , Warren, A. , Garvey, J.M. 2006 Second specimen of the Lower Actinopterygian Novogonatodus Kasantsevae Long 1988 from the Early Carboniferous of Mansfield, Victoria Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings 118(1) p1-10
Usage: Mentioned (p8) Min age from reference: Visean Max age from reference: Visean Comments: Contains actinopterygians.
REFID: 61551 Carisen, G.M. , Ghori, K.A.R. 2005 Canning Basin and global Palaeozoic petroleum systems - a review IN "The APPEA Journal 2005", APPEA Conference, 10-13 April 2005, Perth APPEA Journal 45(1) p349-363
Usage: Mentioned (p355, p359, p361. ) Min age from reference: Upper Devonian Max age from reference: Upper Devonian Comments: Canning Basin. Hydrocarbon source rocks for suprasalt plays. Considered the most likely source rock for the Blina field.
REFID: 50077 Basden, A. 2003 Early Devonian (Emsian) Vertebrate Microremains from the Buchan Group, Victoria, Australia Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings 115(1-2) p7-26
Usage: Mentioned (p19) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments:
REFID: 24551 Birch, W.D. (ed.) 2003 Geology of Victoria Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 23 842p
Usage: Mentioned (p191) Comments:
REFID: 12733 Ghori, K.A.R. 1998 Petroleum generation potential and thermal history of the Palaeozoic, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia in Purcell, P.G. & Purcell, R.R. (eds), The sedimentary basins of Western Australia 2. Proceedings of a PESA Symposium, Perth 553-567
Usage: Mentioned (p565.) Comments: Canning Basin. Contains oil-prone basal marine shales.
REFID: 43786 Johanson, Z. , Ahlberg, P.E. 1997 A new tristichopterid (Osteolepiformes: Sarcopterygii) from the Mandagery Sandstone (Late Devonian, Famennian) near Canowindra, NSW, Australia Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 88 39-68
Usage: Mentioned (p41) Max age from reference: Devonian Comments:
REFID: 22550 Dorling, S.L. , Dentith, M.C. , Groves, D.I. , Playford, P.E. , Vearncombe, J.R. , Muhling, P. 1996 Heterogeneous brittle deformation in the Devonian carbonate rocks in the Pillara Range, Canning Basin: implications for the structural evolution of the Lennard Shelf Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 43(1) p15-29
Usage: Mentioned (Fig 3) Comments: Informally divided into members, Fig 5
REFID: 44447 Dongal, G.M.S. 1995 Early Devonian (Pragian and early Emsian) fauna from the eastern Tamworth Terrane, New South Wales. Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, Memoir 18 131-142
Usage: Mentioned (p135) Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments:
REFID: 43825 Scott, J. 1994 Source rocks of Western Australia - Distribution, character and models. IN Purcell P.G. & R.R. (eds) - The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia. WABS Symposium 1994. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Proceedings. 1v p141-155
Usage: Mentioned (p144) Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Source rock
REFID: 43666 Shaw, R.D. , Sexton, M.J. , Zeilinger, I. 1994 The Tectonic Framework of the Canning Basin, WA, including 1:2 million Structural Elements Map of the Canning Basin Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1994/48 p1-89 + Maps
Usage: Mentioned (p47,Table 2) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments:
REFID: 68297 Turner, S. 1993 Chapter 8. Palaeozoic microvertebrate biostratigraphy of eastern Gondwana. IN Long, J.A. (ed) ' Palaeozoic vertebrate biostratigraphy and biogeography' Belhaven Press, London p174-207
Usage: Mentioned (p193) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Frasnian Comments: Canning Basin.
REFID: 43173 Stagg, H.M.J. , Alcock, M. , Bedford, J. , Cathro, D. , Chudyk, E. , Hogan, A. , James, M. , Mihut, D. , McNamara, T. , Miller, L. , Milnes, S. , Reynolds, H. , Robson, R. , Schuler, R. , Sewter, D. , Wierzbicki, W. 1993 Deep structure of the Offshore Canning Basin, Northwest Shelf:SNOWS-3 (Survey 120) Post-cruise Report Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/56 60p
Usage: Mentioned (54) Max age from reference: Late Devonian Comments:
REFID: 43563 Jones, P.J. , Young, G.C. 1993 Summary of Phanerozoic biostratigraphy and palaeontology of the Canning Basin (Lennard Shelf) Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/4 p1-62
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.5,p10) Min age from reference: Late Devonian Max age from reference: Middle Devonian Comments:
REFID: 43723 Strusz, D.L. 1992 A review of Devonian brachiopod record in the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Record 1992/48 p1-69
Usage: Mentioned (p51) Max age from reference: Devonian Comments:
REFID: 42347 Wallace, M.W. , Kerans, C. , Playford, P.E. , McManus, A. 1991 Burial diagenesis in the Upper Devonian reef complexes of the Geikie Gorge region, Canning Basin, Western Australia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 75(6) p1018-1038
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2 P1020) Comments:
REFID: 42073 Hurley, N.F. , Van der Voo, R. 1990 Magnetostratigraphy, Late Devonian iridium anomaly, and impact hypotheses. Geology 18(3) p291-294
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2 P292) Comments:
REFID: 42103 Campbell, K.S.W. 1990 Palaeontological contributions to modern evolutionary theory : 1986 Mawson Lecture. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 37(3) p247-265
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.6 P257) Comments:
REFID: 42176 Murphy, G.C. , Parrington, P.J. , Isles, D. , Leaman, P. 1990 The discovery of the Blendevale zinc/lead deposit, Pillara, Western Australia. IN Glasson K.R., Rattigan J.H., )eds.)- Geological aspects of the discovery of some important mineral deposits in Australia. AusIMM. Monograph Series 17 p203-209
Usage: Mentioned (p204) Comments: See also Fig.2
REFID: 42080 Kemp, G.J. , Wilson, B.L. 1990 The seismic expression of middle to upper Devonian reef comp lexes, Canning Basin. APEA Journal 30(1) p280-289
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REFID: 42582 Long, J.A. 1990 Two new arthrodires (placoderm fishes) from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia. Queensland Museum. Memoirs 28(1) p51-63
Usage: Mentioned (p51) Min age from reference: Late Devonian Comments:
REFID: 41730 Goldstein, B.A. 1989 Waxings and wanings in stratigraphy, play concepts and prospectivity in the Canning Basin. APEA Journal 29(1) p466-508
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REFID: 41276 Long, J.A. , Turner, S. , Young, G.C. 1988 A Devonian fish fauna from subsurface sediments in the eastern Officer Basin, South Australia. Alcheringa 12(1) p61-78
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REFID: 41430 Young, G.C. 1988 Antiarchs (Placoderm Fishes) from the Devonian Aztec Siltstone, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Palaeontographica, Abteilung A A 202(1-4) p1-125
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments:
REFID: 41113 Long, J.A. 1987 A new dinichthyid fish (Placodermi: Arthrodira) from the Upper Devonian of Western Australia, with a discussion of dinichthyid interrelatioships. Western Australian Museum. Records 13(4) p515-540
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REFID: 40866 Young, G.C. 1987 Devonian fish remains from Billiluna, eastern Canning Basin, Western Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 10(2) p179-192
Usage: Mentioned (p180) Comments:
REFID: 41077 Long, J.A. 1987 Late Devonian fishes from the Gogo Formation,Western Australia - New discoveries. Search 18(4) p203-205
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REFID: 41139 Middleton, M.F. 1987 Seismic stratigraphy of Devonian reef complexes, northern Canning Basin, Western Australia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 71(12) p1488-1498
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REFID: 41169 Begg, J. 1987 Structuring and controls on Devonian reef development on the north-west Barbwire and adjacent terraces, Canning Basin. APEA Journal 27(1) p137-151
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REFID: 41111 Long, J.A. 1987 Upper Devonian conodonts associated with a large placoderm fish skull from the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum. Records 13(4) p501-513
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.4) Comments:
REFID: 40995 Long, J.A. , Werdelin, L. 1986 A new Late Devonian bothriolepid (Placodermi, Antiarcha) from Victoria, with descriptions of other species from the state . Alcheringa 10(3/4) p355-399
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REFID: 40797 Murphy, G.C. , Bailey, A. , Parrington, P.J. 1986 The Blendevale carbonate-hosted zinc-lead deposit, Pillara, Kimberley region, Western Australia. IN 13th CMMI Congress V.2. Berkman D.A. (ed) - Geology and exploration. 13th Congress of Council of Mining and Metallurgical Institutions and AusIMM 13(2) p153-161
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REFID: 41215 Lehmann, P.R. 1986 The geology and hydrocarbon potential of the EP 104 Permit, northwest Canning Basin, Western Australia. APEA Journal 26(1) p261-284
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REFID: 47050 Young, G.C. 1985 New discoveries of Devonian vertebrates from the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 9(3) p239-54
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REFID: 39358 Skwarko, S.K. , Backhouse, J. 1984 Current studies on fossils of Western Australia with a supplement bibliography of the palaeontology of Western Australia 1975-1982. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Record 1983/7
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REFID: 39702 Playford, P.E. 1984 Devonian reef prospects, Canning and Bonaparte Gulf Basins, Western Australia. IN Watson S.T.(ed)-Transactions of 3rd circum-Pacific energy and mineral resources conference. August 22-28, 1982, Honolulu, Hawaii. American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1v p221-225
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REFID: 40838 Moors, H.T. , Gardner, W.E. , Davis, J. 1984 Geology of the Blina oilfield. IN Purcell P.G. (ed.) - The Canning Basin, W.A. Geological Society of Australia. Western Australia Branch 1v p277-283
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REFID: 40837 Lehmann, P.R. 1984 The stratigraphy, palaeogeography and petroleum potential of the Lower to lower Upper Devonian sequence in the Canning Basin. IN Purcell P.G. (ed.) - The Canning Basin, W.A. Geological Society of Australia. Western Australia Branch 1v p253-275
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REFID: 22767 Gibson, D.L. , Crowe, R.W.A. 1982 Explanatory Notes on the Mount Anderson 1:250 000 geological sheet (Second Edition) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 44p
Usage: Mentioned (P11) Comments:
REFID: 37751 Campbell, K.S.W. , Bell, M.W. 1982 Soederberghia (Dipnoi) from the Late Devonian of New South Wales. Alcheringa 6(2) p143-149
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REFID: 38593 Young, G.C. , Gorter, J.D. 1981 A new fish fauna of Middle Devonian age from the Taemas/Wee Jasper region of New South Wales. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 209 p83-147
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REFID: 37319 Ritchie, A. 1981 First complete specimen of the Dipnoan Gosfordia Truncata Woodward from the Triassic of New South Wales. Australian Museum. Records 33(11) p606-616
Usage: Mentioned (p606) Comments:
REFID: 36365 Playford, P.E. 1980 Devonian "Great Barrier Reef" of Canning Basin, Western Australia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Bulletin 64(6) p814-840
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.8) Comments:
REFID: 36225 Towner, R.R. , Walton, D.G. , Crowe, R.W.A. 1980 Noonkanbah, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/51-12, 2nd edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v map
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Frasnian Max age from reference: Givetian Comments: Givetian to Frasnian
REFID: 45133 Nicoll, R.S. , Druce, E.C. 1979 Conodonts from the Fairfield Group, Canning Basin, W.A. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 190
Usage: Mentioned (p4) Comments:
REFID: 46912 Burne, R.V. , Gorter, J.D. , Saxby, J.D. 1979 Source rocks and hydrocarbon potential of the Palaeozoic in the onshore Canning Basin, Western Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 4(2) p125-133
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments: Generalised stratigraphic column.
REFID: 35526 Collins, W.J. , Craig, G.Y. , Crook, K.A.W. , Scott, P.A. , Young, G.C. , Cas, R.A.F. , Powell, C.McA. , Fergusson, C.L. 1979 The Upper Devonian Boyd Volcanic Complex, Eden, New South Wales. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 26(2) p87-105
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REFID: 31152 Grey, K. 1978 Devonian atrypid brachiopods from the reef complexes of the Canning Basin. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 5
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REFID: 46851 Nicoll, R.S. 1977 Conodont apparatuses in an Upper Devonian palaeoniscoid fish from the Canning Basin, Western Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 2(3) p217-228
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REFID: 35104 Playford, P.E. 1976 Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. 25th International Geological Congress. Excursion Guide 38A
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REFID: 30187 Cockbain, A.E. 1976 Devonian tentaculitids from the Canning Basin reef complexes. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Report 1975 p179-180
Usage: Mentioned (p179) Comments:
REFID: 32640 Playford, G. , Jones, B.G. , Kemp, E.M. 1976 Palynological evidence for the age of the synorogenic Brewer Conglomerate, Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Alcheringa 1(2) p235-243
Usage: Mentioned (p237) Comments:
REFID: 32647 Playford, P.E. , Cockbain, A.E. 1976 Revised stratigraphic and facies nomenclature in Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Report 1975 p96-100
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 24) Comments:
REFID: 30181 Cockbain, A.E. 1976 Stromatoporella Kimberleyensis Etheridge Jr. 1918 in a piece of bone. Western Australia. Department of Mines. Report 1975 p177-179
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.75) Comments:
REFID: 32603 Philip, G.M. , McDonald, L. 1975 A provisional phylogeny for some reconstructed Late Devonian polygnathid conodont apparatuses. Alcheringa 1 p97-107
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REFID: 32619 Pickett, J.W. 1972 Correlation of the Middle Devonian formations of Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 18(4) p457-466
Usage: Mentioned (p464) Comments: Givetian
REFID: 32865 Roberts, J. 1972 Correlation of the Upper Devonian rocks of Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 18(4) p467-490
Usage: Mentioned (p473) Comments: Frasnian
REFID: 48925 Crespin, I. 1971 Catalogue of additional type and figured specimens of Protista (Foraminifera, Radiolaria, and Tintinnia) in the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection, Canberra. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 148
Usage: Mentioned (p100) Comments: Upper Devonian age. Fauna
REFID: 45063 Roberts, J. 1971 Devonian and Carboniferous brachiopods from Bonaparte Gulf Basin, northwestern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 122
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 9) Comments: Devonian
REFID: 31332 Hill, D. , Jell, J.S. 1970 Devonian corals from the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Bulletin 121
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REFID: 33042 Seddon, G. 1970 Frasnian conodonts from the Sadler Ridge-Bugle Gap area, Canning Basin, Western Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 16(2) p723-753
Usage: Mentioned (p723) Comments: Dev. Mentioned also on PP725-739, 742-753 etc.
REFID: 45041 Wells, A.T. , Forman, D.J. , Ranford, L.C. , Cook, P.J. 1970 Geology of the Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 100 222p
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REFID: 34484 Seddon, G. 1969 Conodont and fish remains from the Gneudna Formation, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Royal Society of Western Australia. Journal 52(1) p21-30
Usage: Mentioned (p21) Comments:
REFID: 45039 Druce, E.C. 1969 Devonian and Carboniferous conodonts from the Bonaparte Gulf Basin, northern Australia, and their use in international correlation. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 98
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.5) Comments: Correlation.
REFID: 34427 Playford, P.E. 1969 Devonian carbonate complexes of Alberta and Western Australia: a comparative study. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Report 1
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 44397 Roberts, H.G. , Halligan, R. , Playford, P.E. 1968 Mount Ramsay Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SE/52-9. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia 24pp
Usage: Not recorded (p.12, Figs2,3,Table4) Comments: Frasnian to (?) Givetian.
REFID: 44398 Roberts, H.G. , Mikolajczak, A.S. 1968 Mount Ramsay Western Australia 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SE/52-9. 1st Edition. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia Map
Usage: Not recorded (map legend) Comments: Frasnian to Givetian.
REFID: 48848 Crespin, I. 1964 Catalogue of fossil type and figured specimens in Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 71
Usage: Not recorded (p.94) Comments:
REFID: 44998 Veevers, J.J. , Wells, A.T. 1961 The geology of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 60
Usage: Not recorded (p.26,36-7,41) Comments: Interfingers with Sadler Formation.
REFID: 48831 Crespin, I. 1960 Catalogue of type and figured specimens in the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection, Canberra. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Report 54
Usage: Not recorded (p.83,84,85) Comments:

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