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The Permian Illawarra Coal Measures, southern Sydney Basin, Australia: a case study of deltaic sedimentation

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Two major deltaic systems in the upper part of the Permian Illawarra Coal Measures, have been defined. The lower Deltaic System B was fed from both northern and southwestern sources and shows delta plain and delta front facies surrounding a large shallow embayment. The embayment progressively filled and the whole region was covered by peat swamp. Eustatic flooding of the swamp led to the development of Deltaic System C that records the main southward progradation of a molasse wedge from the New England Orogen. This produced an orderly progression of facies. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • Bamberry, W. J., Hutton, A. C., & Jones, B. G. (1995). The Permian Illawarra Coal Measures, southern Sydney Basin, Australia: a case study of deltaic sedimentation. In Geology of deltas (pp. 153-166).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029527568

Start Page


  • 153

End Page


  • 166

Abstract


  • Two major deltaic systems in the upper part of the Permian Illawarra Coal Measures, have been defined. The lower Deltaic System B was fed from both northern and southwestern sources and shows delta plain and delta front facies surrounding a large shallow embayment. The embayment progressively filled and the whole region was covered by peat swamp. Eustatic flooding of the swamp led to the development of Deltaic System C that records the main southward progradation of a molasse wedge from the New England Orogen. This produced an orderly progression of facies. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • Bamberry, W. J., Hutton, A. C., & Jones, B. G. (1995). The Permian Illawarra Coal Measures, southern Sydney Basin, Australia: a case study of deltaic sedimentation. In Geology of deltas (pp. 153-166).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029527568

Start Page


  • 153

End Page


  • 166