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Jenolan Caves Limestone STRATNO: 8912
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Unknown or process pending Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Limestone, shales.
Comments: Previously known as Caves Limestone.
Geological province: Lachlan Orogen
Type state: Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 168mMinimum thickness:
Unit Age Event: deposition
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Minimum age: Pridoli Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Pridoli Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Related units: Relationship: Contact Type:
Jenolan beds"" overlies Jenolan Caves Limestone
First Reference:
REFID: 30109 Chalker, L., 1971, Limestone in the Jenolan Caves area., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 13(2), p53-60

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REFID: 40328 Pickett, J. 1982 The Silurian System in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 29
Usage: Fully described (p183) Comments:
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 (p478 App.1 Tb.A1.6) Min age from reference: Pridoli Max age from reference: Pridolian Comments: Of the Mumbil Group. Limestone, shales. Max. thickness: 168m. Geological Province: Murruin Basin.
REFID: 42414 Osborne, R.A.L. 1991 Palaeokarst deposits at Jenolan Caves, New South Wales. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 123(3/4) p59-73
Usage: Described (p60) Comments:
REFID: 41863 Kiernan, K. 1988 The geomorphology of the Jenolan Caves area. Helictite 26(2) p7-21
Usage: Described (p7) Comments:
REFID: 37727 Talent, J.A. , Berry, W.B.N. , Boucot, A.J. , Packham, G.H. , Bischoff, G.C.O. 1975 Correlation of the Silurian rocks of Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea. Geological Society of America. Special Paper 150
Usage: Described (p64) Comments: Also called Caves Limestone
REFID: 30109 Chalker, L. 1971 Limestone in the Jenolan Caves area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 13(2) p53-60
Usage: Described (p55) Comments: Upper Silurian age.
REFID: 62368 Osborne, R.A.L. , Zwingmann, H. , Pogson, R.E. , Colchester, D.M. 2006 Carboniferous clay deposits from Jenolan Caves, New South Wales: implications for timing of speleogenesis and regional geology Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53(3) p377-405
Usage: Briefly described (p377, p388 Fig.7, p403) Min age from reference: Late Silurian Max age from reference: Late Silurian Comments: Overlain by the "Jenolan beds". Max. thickness: 265m. See also p391 Fig.10
REFID: 61894 Foldvary, G.Z. 2006 Pseudoplasmopora (Cnidaria, Tabulata) in the Siluro-Devonian of Eastern Australia with comments on its global biogeography Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 127 p175-189
Usage: Mentioned (p180 ) Comments:
REFID: 42939 Osborne, R.A.L. 1993 Geological Note -- Cave formation by exhumation of Palaeozoic palaeokarst deposits at Jenolan Caves, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(6) p591-593
Usage: Mentioned (p591) Comments:
REFID: 40622 Handel, M.L. , James, J.M. 1977 A chemical investigation of some groundwaters of the Northern Limestone at Jenolan Caves. Helictite 15(1) p29-38
Usage: Mentioned (p29) Comments:
REFID: 32672 Pogson, D.J. 1975 The Tasman Mobile Zone in New South Wales - geology and tectonic history. IN Knight C.L.(ed) - Economic geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea - 1. Metals. AusIMM. Monograph Series 5 p667-676
Usage: Mentioned (p672) Comments:

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