Coalfield Council Docs

Constitution

The current constitution was ratified in June 2018

History of the Coalfield Geology Council

This comprehensive history of the council was compiled by Anton Crouch in 2002. It details the progression of the Council from the Standing Committee on Coalfield Geology of New South Wales to it’s  current form as the  the Coalfield Geology Council of New South Wales.

Bulletin of the Coalfield Geology Council of NSW

Coalfield Geology Council of New South Wales 1999. Bulletin 1, 152 pp.

This Bulletin was published in 1999, and contains revisions of the stratigraphy and terminology of the Sydney and Gunnedah Basins as compiled by expert working parties. Chapters include:

  • Computer-based resource/reserve estimates
  • Guide to systematic evaluation of open cut coal reserves
  • Environmental considerations for coal geologists
  • Permian stratigraphy of the Gunnedah Basin
  • Stratigraphy of the Greta Coal Measures, Muswellbrook Anticline area, Hunter Coalfield
  • Coal seam nomenclature application in the Hunter Coalfield
  • Revision of the stratigraphy of the Newcastle Coalfield
  • Stratigraphy and terminology of the Southern Coalfield

The Bulletin is available by the Department’s DIGS system as Report/Document Number: GS2014/1476

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Revision of the Stratigraphy of the Wollombi Coal Measures Report

GS2004_415.R00054013

Coalfield Geology Council of New South Wales 2004

This was published in 2004, and contains revisions of the stratigraphy and terminology of the Wollombi Coal Measures (now the Newcastle Coal Measures) in the Sydney Basin.

The Wollombi Coal Measures Working Party recommended the following stratigraphic revisions to the Coalfield Geology Council. The following resolutions were subsequently ratified:
1. That the entire Wollombi Coal Measure nomenclature be replaced with Newcastle Coal Measure nomenclature in the northern Sydney Basin.
2. That Amoco Wybong DDH1 be adopted as the ‘Reference Bore’ for the Newcastle Coal Measures in the Hunter Valley.
3. That the base of the Newcastle Coal Measures in the Hunter Valley be raised to the top of the Watts Sandstone so as to conform to the same nomenclature in the Newcastle Coalfield. (The Watts Sandstone is therefore retained in Hunter Valley nomenclature and is recognised as the equivalent of the Waratah Sandstone in the Newcastle Coalfield.)
4. That the Singleton Supergroup in the Hunter Valley now consists of the Newcastle Coal Measures, the Watts Sandstone and the Wittingham Coal Measures.

The Bulletin is available by the Department’s DIGS system as Report/Document Number: GS2004/415

Geology in Longwall Mining

Coalfield Geology Council of New South Wales 1996. 280 pp.

Edited by G.H. McNally and C.R. Ward.

This publication was published in November 1996 as the proceedings of a Symposium held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (12-13th November 1996).

The Bulletin is available by the Department’s DIGS system as Report/Document Number: GS2017/0017

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