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Hillgrove Suite STRATNO: 8351
Current: Yes Rank: Group, Suite Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Briefly described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 06-JUL-94Last Update: 21-OCT-14
Replaced by: Previously known as: Hillgrove Plutonic Suite
Description: S-type granites.
Comments: Ref: Champion, Blevin and Bultitude, pers. comm., Nov. 2007. Max Age: 312 (+/-) 12 Ma. See also Hillgrove Granite Suite, Hillgrove Plutonic Suite.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age
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Minimum age: Early Permian Ma: 288 % from base of biozone: Age method: isotopic, U/Pb-Pb/Pb ion probe
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Early Permian Ma: 296 % from base of biozone: Age method: isotopic, U/Pb-Pb/Pb ion probe

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Coramba beds is intruded by Hillgrove Suite
First Reference:
REFID: 35020 Day, R.W., Murray, C.G., Whitaker, W.G., 1978, The eastern part of the Tasman orogenic zone in Scheibner E.(ed) - The Phanerozoic structure of Australia and variations in tectonic style., Tectonophysics, 48(3/4), p327-364

Use on maps:
REFID: 60079 Barnes, R.G, Willis, I.L., 1989, Preliminary geological plan of the 1:250 000 Grafton-Maclean sheet area (Plan Number 18345) -SH 56-6, SH 56-7, New South Wales Geological Survey - Report, GS1989/117 (unpubl.), Map


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REFID: 68111 Li, P-F. , Rosenbaum, G. , Rubatto, D. 2012 Triassic asymmetric subduction rollback in the southern New England Orogen (eastern Australia): the end of the Hunter-Bowen Orogeny Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 59(6) pp965-981
Usage: Briefly described (p967, p970 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Artinskian Max age from reference: Sakmarian Comments: Geochronology by Cawood et al. 2011; Rosenbaum et al. 2012. Coeval with the formation of the Barnard Basin. , ca. 296-288 Ma (U-Pb SHRIMP). , S-type granitoids.
REFID: 65380 Korsch, R.J. , Adams, C.J. , Black, L.P. , Foster, D.A. , Fraser, G.L. , Murray, C.G. , Foudoulis, C. , Griffin, W.L. 2009 Geochronology and provenance of the Late Paleozoic accretionary wedge and Gympie Terrane, New England Orogen, eastern Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(5) 655-685
Usage: Briefly described (p661) Min age from reference: Pennsylvanian Max age from reference: Pennsylvanian Comments: Coffs Harbour Block. , Age ~305 Ma. , Elements intrude into Coramba beds.
REFID: 64098 Offler, R. , Foster, D.A. 2008 Timing and development of oroclines in the southern New England orogen, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 55(3) p331-340
Usage: Briefly described (p335) Comments: Includes granitic bodies. Age: ca. 300 Ma.
REFID: 62095 Roberts, J. , Offler, R. , Fanning, M. 2006 Carboniferous to Lower Permian stratigraphy of the southern Tamworth Belt, southern New England Orogen, Australia: boundary sequences of the Werrie and Rouchel Blocks Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53(2) p249-284
Usage: Briefly described (p250 Fig. 1) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments:
REFID: 60422 Mustard, R. 2004 Textural, mineralogical and geochemical variation in the zoned Timbarra Tablelands pluton, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 51(3) p385-405
Usage: Briefly described (p386) Comments: Of the New England Batholith. Also classified as Supersuites (Chappell and Bryant).
REFID: 24040 Jenkins, R.B. , Landenberger, B. , Collins, W.J. 2002 Late Palaeozoic retreating and advancing subduction boundary in the New England Fold Belt, New South Wales Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 49 (3) p467-489
Usage: Briefly described (p470 Fig. 2, p477, p482) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: S-type granites. Age: ca.300Ma.
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: Briefly described (p204 Fig. 17.2, p230) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Plutonic suite. Age: 312+/-12Ma. See also p242, p243 Fig. 18.4 and p247 Fig.18.5G.
REFID: 22863 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 6(18). Late Early Carboniferous-earliest Permian. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p223-249
Usage: Briefly described (p230,242) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Namurian Comments: Max Age: 312 (+/-) 12 Ma.
REFID: 23609 Crouch, S.B.S. , Tang, J. , Kwiecien, W. 1997 Geochemistry of the plutonic rocks of the North D'Aguilar Block Queensland Government Mining Journal 98(1144) March p6-18
Usage: Briefly described (p17 Table 1) Comments: New England Batholith.
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 (p234 App. 1) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Geological Province: New England Fold Belt.
REFID: 24127 Milford, H.B. 1996 Soil Landscapes of the Dorrigo 1:100 000 Sheet Department of Land and Water Conservation. Report. 252p
Usage: Briefly described (p4) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 42984 Kent, A.J.R. 1994 Geochronology and geochemistry of Palaeozoic intrusive rocks in the Rockvale region, southern New England Orogen, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(4) p365-379
Usage: Briefly described (p365) Comments:
REFID: 42872 Dirks, P.H.G.M. , Offler, R. , Collins, W.J. 1993 Timing of emplacement and deformation of the Tia Granodiorite, southern New England Fold Belt, NSW: Implications for the metamorphic history. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(2) p103-108
Usage: Briefly described (p103) Comments:
REFID: 60079 Barnes, R.G , Willis, I.L. 1989 Preliminary geological plan of the 1:250 000 Grafton-Maclean sheet area (Plan Number 18345) -SH 56-6, SH 56-7 New South Wales Geological Survey - Report GS1989/117 (unpubl.) Map
Usage: Briefly described (Map Legend) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Includes: Texas beds, Sara beds, Kookabookra Monzogranite, Henry River Granite.
REFID: 38822 Hensel, H.D. , Chappell, B.W. , Compston, W. , McCulloch, M.T. 1982 A neodymium and strontium isotopic investigation of granitoids and possible source rocks from New England,eastern Australia.IN Flood P.G., Runnegar B.(eds)-New England geology. Proceedings of symposium, Armidale University of New England. Department of Geology & AHV Club 1v p193-199
Usage: Briefly described (p193) Min age from reference: Late Carboniferous Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments: Geological Province: New England Fold Belt. Age: 312 +/- 10Ma
REFID: 35020 Day, R.W. , Murray, C.G. , Whitaker, W.G. 1978 The eastern part of the Tasman orogenic zone in Scheibner E.(ed) - The Phanerozoic structure of Australia and variations in tectonic style. Tectonophysics 48(3/4) p327-364
Usage: Briefly described (p346 Fig. 8, p349) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Late Carboniferous Comments:
REFID: 63748 Donchak, P.J.T. , Bultitude, R.J. , Purdy, D.J. , Denaro, T.J. 2007 Geology and mineralisation of the Texas region, south-eastern Queensland Queensland Geology 11 95p
Usage: Mentioned (p49) Comments: S-type granites in NSW.
REFID: 63821 Denaro, T.J. , Cranfield, L.C. , Fitzell, M.J. , Burrows, P.E. , Morwood, D.A. 2007 Mines, mineralisation and mineral exploration in the Maryborough 1:250 000 map sheet area, South-east Queensland Queensland Department of Minerals & energy, Queensland Geological Record 2007/01 302p
Usage: Mentioned (p39) Comments: In New England region.
REFID: 61770 Roberts, J. , Geeve, R.J. 1999 Allochthonous forearc blocks and their influence on an orogenic timetable for the Southern New England Orogen IN Flood, P. G. (ed.) "Regional Geology Tectonics and Metallogenesis: New England Orogen" - papers presented at a conference .... University of New England, Armidale 1999" - NEO '99 Conference Not Recorded
Usage: Mentioned (p108, p112, p109 Fig. 2) Max age from reference: Stephanian Comments: Age: ~300Ma. S-Type intrusion.
REFID: 23162 Allen, C.M. , Williams, I.S. , Stephens, C.J. , Fielding, C.R. 1998 Granite genesis and basin formation in an extensional setting: the magmatic history of the northernmost New England Orogen Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 45(6) p875-888
Usage: Mentioned (p885) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Carboniferous Comments: Age: Permo-Carboniferous. S-type intrusion.
REFID: 22859 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 6(17). Middle Devonian-Early Carboniferous. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p191-221
Usage: Mentioned (Fig17.2p204) Comments:
REFID: 22864 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Part 6(19). Early Permian-Middle Triassic. In: Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) p251-271
Usage: Mentioned (p258) Comments:
REFID: 22610 Van Heeswijck, A. 1997 A new interpretation of the Greta Coal Measures in the Maitland-Cessnock-Greta Coalfield and Cranky Corner Basin Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin 31 p 123- 130
Usage: Mentioned (Fig 5) Comments:
REFID: 22490 Brown, R.E. 1997 Mineral deposits of the Glen Innes 1:100 000 map sheet area Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 103 p1-19
Usage: Mentioned (4) Min age from reference: Early Permian Max age from reference: Early Permian Comments: Geol province New England Fold Belt
REFID: 42876 Finlayson, D.M. , Collins, C.D.N. 1993 Lithospheric velocity structures under the southern New England Orogen: Evidence for underplating at the Tasman Sea margin. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(2) p141-153
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.1, p142) Comments:
REFID: 42834 Egan, M.J. , Ashley, P.M. 1992 The Devils Chimney breccia pipe, Dyamberin area, northeastern New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 39(2) p239-247
Usage: Mentioned (p239) Comments:
REFID: 43043 Millsteed, B.D. 1992 The Geology of an Area North-east of Cudgegong, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 113(2) p89-107
Usage: Mentioned (p103) Comments:
REFID: 42780 Collins, W.J. 1991 A reassessment of the "Hunter-Bowen Orogeny": Tectonic implications for the southern New England Fold Belt. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 38(4) p409-423
Usage: Mentioned (p413, p420) Comments:
REFID: 42997 Korsch, R.J. , Harrington, H.J. , Murray, C.G. , Fergusson, C.L. , Flood, P.G. 1990 Tectonics of the New England Orogen; In Finlayson D.M. (ed) The Eromanga-Brisbane Geoscience Transect: A Guide to Basin Development across Phanerozoic Australia in Southern Queensland. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 232 p35-52
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p37) Comments:
REFID: 38839 Offenberg, A.C. 1982 A review of metalliferous mineralisation in New England.IN Flood P.G., Runnegar B.(eds)-New England geology. Proceedings of symposium on geology of New England area, Armidale, July 1982. University of New England. Department of Geology & AHV Club 1v p239-246
Usage: Mentioned (p241 Fig.1) Comments: Geological Province: New England Fold Belt
REFID: 38755 Fergusson, C.L. 1982 An ancient accretionary terrain in eastern New England - evidence from the Coffs Harbour block. IN Flood P.G., Runnegar B.(Eds) - New England geology. Proc. Symposium on New England area, Armidale, July,1982. University of New England. Department of Geology & AHV Club 1v p63-70
Usage: Mentioned (p68) Comments: Geological Province: Coffs Harbour Block
REFID: 38905 Yeates, A.N. 1982 Radioelement characteristics of tin and tungsten granitoids in the New England Batholith, and other granitoid provinces of southeast Australia. IN Flood P.G.,Runnegar B.(eds)-New England geology.Proc.of a symposium. University of New England. Department of Geology & AHV Club 1v p301-311
Usage: Mentioned (p307) Comments: Geological Province: New England Fold Belt

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