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Indulkana Shale STRATNO: 8684
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): SA , WA
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Shale, maroon, minor green, calcareous; thin white flaggy siliceous sandstone interbeds; rare limestone lenses. Rippled, desiccated, bioturbated
Comments:
Geological province: Officer Basin
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 60mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Late Ordovician Ma: 438 ± 10 % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Minimum age: Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
Maximum age: Late Ordovician Ma: 460 ± 15 % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Blue Hills Sandstone overlies Indulkana Shale
Mount Chandler Sandstone underlies Indulkana Shale
First Reference:
REFID: 31698 Krieg, G.W., 1972, Everard, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/53-13, 1st edition., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v

Definition Reference:
REFID: 23282 Morton, J.G.G., Drexel, J.F., 1997, The petroleum geology of South Australia. Volume 3: Officer Basin., South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy Resources. Report Book, 97/19, 173p

Use on maps:
REFID: 31698 Krieg, G.W., 1972, Everard, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/53-13, 1st edition., Geological Survey of South Australia, 1v


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REFID: 23282 Morton, J.G.G. , Drexel, J.F. 1997 The petroleum geology of South Australia. Volume 3: Officer Basin. South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy Resources. Report Book 97/19 173p
Usage: Defined (p82) Max age from reference: Late Ordovician Comments: Informally introduced by Packham and Webby (1969) and use by Krieg (1973). Probably equiv. to Horn Valley Siltstone of Amadeus Basin. Age: Late Ordovician 450 - 455 Ma. of Munda Group, Officer Basin.
REFID: 44133 Drexel, J.F. , Preiss, W.V. 1995 The geology of South Australia. Volume 2 - The Phanerozoic. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 54 347pp
Usage: Described (p40-41, 4 Fig. 7.2) Min age from reference: Ordovician Max age from reference: Ordovician Comments: Geological Province: Eastern Officer Basin. Of the 'Munda Sequence'. Overlies Mount Chandler Sandstone. Maximum Thickness: 60m. Age: 460 +/- 15-438 +/- 10 Ma (Webb, 1978, Womer et al , 1987). Underlies: Blue Hills Sandstone.
REFID: 35628 Krieg, G.W. 1973 Everard, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explan atory notes. Sheet SG/53-13. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v 30pp
Usage: Described (Table 3) Comments:
REFID: 71146 Mory, A.J. 2017 A Paleozoic perspective of Western Australia Geological Survey of Western Australia 58p
Usage: Briefly described (p6) Min age from reference: Late Ordovician Max age from reference: Middle Ordovician Comments: Officer Basin. , Munda Group , Overlies the Mount Chandler Sandstone. Overlain by the Blue Hills Sandstone. , Shale.
REFID: 65313 Retallack, G.J. 2009 Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian pedostratigraphy and global events in Australia Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 56(4) p571-586
Usage: Briefly described (p578, p579, p580 Fig. 6) Min age from reference: Ordovician Max age from reference: Ordovician Comments: Officer Basin. Ungoolya 1 well. ca 468 Ma from Horn Valley Sandstone correlation 460 +/- 15 Ma Rb-Sr isochron date. , Of Munda Group. , Overlies Mount Chandler Sandstone, underlies Blue Hills Sandstone.
REFID: 24112 Tingate, P.R. , Duddy, I.R. 2002 The thermal history of the eastern Officer Basin (South Australia): evidence from apatite fission track analysis and organic maturity data Tectonophysics 349 (1-4) p251-275
Usage: Briefly described (p254 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Late Ordovician Max age from reference: Late Ordovician Comments: Of the Munda Group. Geological Province: Officer Basin
REFID: 23524 Haddad, D. , Watts, A.B. , Lindsay, J. 2001 Evolution of the intracratonic Officer Basin, central Australia: implications from subsidence analysis and gravity modelling. Basin Research 13 p217-238
Usage: Briefly described (p221 Fig. 3) Min age from reference: Ordovician Max age from reference: Ordovician Comments:
REFID: 23858 Haines, P.W. , Hand, M. , Sandiford, M. 2001 Palaeozoic synorogenic sedimentation in central and northern Australia: a review of distribution and timing with implications for the evolution of intracontinental orogens Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(6) p911-928
Usage: Briefly described (p917) Min age from reference: Ordovician Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 22746 Calver, C.R. , Lindsay, J.F. 1998 Ediacarian sequence and isotope stratigraphy of the Officer Basin, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 45(4) p513-532
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.3 p515) Min age from reference: Ordovician Max age from reference: Ordovician Comments:
REFID: 44109 Glikson, A.Y. , Stewart, A.J. , Ballhaus, C.G. , Clarke, G.L. , Feeken, E.H.J. , Leven, J.H. , Sheraton, J.W. , Sun, S-S. 1996 Geology of the western Musgrave Block, central Australia, with particular reference to the mafic-ultramafic Giles Complex. Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Bulletin 239 206pp
Usage: Briefly described (p22 Fig. 23) Min age from reference: Ordovician Max age from reference: Ordovician Comments: Geological Province: central Officer Basin.
REFID: 43052 Drexel, J.F. , Preiss, W.V. , Parker, A.J. 1993 The geology of South Australia. Volume 1 - The Precambrian. Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin 54 242pp
Usage: Briefly described (Fig. 2.10) Comments:
REFID: 49792 Lindsay, J. , Leven, J. , Krieg, G. 1991 Seismic data acquisition proposal, central Officer Basin, South Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Record 91/ 63 25pp
Usage: Briefly described (Fig.5) Comments:
REFID: 40136 Webby, B.D. , VandenBerg, A.H.M. , Banks, M.R. , Burrett, C.F. , Cooper, R.A. , Henderson, R.A. , Laurie, J. , Stait, B. 1981 Alphabetical list of rock units. IN Webby B.D.(ed) - The Ordovician system in Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. International Union of Geological Sciences. Publication 6 p14-46
Usage: Briefly described (p28) Comments:
REFID: 24067 Krieg, G.W. , Jackson, M.J. , van de Graaf, W.J.E. 1976 Officer Basin 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 p247-253
Usage: Briefly described (p249 Fig.2) Min age from reference: Ordovician Max age from reference: Ordovician Comments: Geological Province: Officer Basin.
REFID: 22922 Morton, J.G.G. 1997 Petroleum Geology of the Officer Basin MESA Journal 5 p31-35
Usage: Mentioned (34) Comments:
REFID: 43743 Morton, J.G.G. 1997 Petroleum geology of the Officer Basin. MESA Journal 5 p31-35
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p33) Max age from reference: Late Ordovician Comments:
REFID: 43690 Leven, J.H. , Lindsay, J.F. 1995 A geophysical investigation of the southern margin of the Musgrave Block, South Australia. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 16(1/2) p155-161
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2,p157) Max age from reference: Cambrian Comments:
REFID: 23288 Zang, W. 1995 Early Neoproterozoic sequence stratigraphy and acritarch biostratigraphy, eastern Officer Basin, South Australia Precambrian Research 74 p119-175
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.5) Max age from reference: Early Ordovician Comments:
REFID: 43657 Lindsay, J.F. , Reine, K. 1995 Well-log data, Officer Basin, South Australia Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1995/2 p1-10 + charts
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3,p4) Max age from reference: Ordovician Comments:
REFID: 43732 Lindsay, J. , Leven, J. , Kreig, G. 1993 Central Officer Basin, South Australia, Siesmic Data Acquisition 1993 Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Record 1993/89 p1-18
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.4,p5) Max age from reference: Early Ordovician Comments:
REFID: 38022 Barnes, L.C. , Townsend, I.J. 1982 Opal. South Australia's gemstone. Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia Handbook No.5
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.4) Comments:
REFID: 38329 Benbow, M.C. 1982 Stratigraphy of the Cambrian-?Early Ordovician, Mount Johns Range, NE Officer Basin, South Australia. Royal Society of South Australia. Transactions 106(3/4) p191-211
Usage: Mentioned (p194) Comments:
REFID: 36920 Vozoff, K. , Cull, J.P. 1981 An electromagnetic method for rapid basin evaluation and some special problems. APEA Journal 21(1) p165-171
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 45149 Jackson, M.J. , van de Graaf, W.J.E. 1981 Geology of the Officer Basin, Western Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 206
Usage: Mentioned (p43) Comments: See also Table 1 and P15.
REFID: 36096 Pitt, G.M. , Benbow, M.C. , Youngs, B.C. 1980 A review of recent geological work in the Officer Basin, South Australia. APEA Journal 20(1) p209-220
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.3) Comments:
REFID: 36491 Jago, J.B. , Youngs, B.C. 1980 Early Cambrian trilobites from the Officer Basin, South Australia. Royal Society of South Australia. Transactions 104(6) p197-199
Usage: Mentioned (Fig.2) Comments:
REFID: 36128 Crooks, A.F. , Gatehouse, C.G. 1980 Large trilobite track from Ellery Creek, Northern Territory. Geological Survey of South Australia, Quarterly Geological Notes 73 13-15
Usage: Mentioned (p13) Comments:
REFID: 33738 Webby, B.D. 1978 History of the Ordovician continental platform shelf margin of Australia. Geological Society of Australia. Journal 25(1) p41-63
Usage: Mentioned (p48) Comments:
REFID: 31457 Jackson, M.J. 1978 Waigen, Western Australia, 1:250 000 geological series explanatory notes. Sheet SG/52-14. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia & Geological Survey of WA 1v 16pp
Usage: Mentioned (p13) Comments:
REFID: 30540 Devine, S.B. 1975 An assessment of the onshore petroleum potential of central and south Australia. APEA Journal 15(2) p60-71
Usage: Mentioned (p68) Comments: Possible source rock
REFID: 30807 Forbes, B.G. , Richards, E.F. 1975 Regional geological mapping and cartographic procedures. South Australia. Department of Mines. Mineral Resources Review 137 p91-103
Usage: Mentioned (p102) Comments: Suggested map symbol.
REFID: 30544 Devine, S.B. , Youngs, B.C. 1975 Review of the Palaeozoic stratigraphy and petroleum potential of northern South Australia. APEA Journal 15(1) p45-54
Usage: Mentioned (p49) Comments:
REFID: 31698 Krieg, G.W. 1972 Everard, South Australia, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SG/53-13, 1st edition. Geological Survey of South Australia 1v
Usage: Mentioned (Map legend) Min age from reference: Middle Ordovician Max age from reference: Early Ordovician Comments: ?Lower to ?Middle Ordovician

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