Saturday, 16 February 2013

Where do you go?

I'm aware of two good sources for field trips in NSW that are easily available one is Bob and Nancy's Geological Tours website, the other is a book published by the NSW Geological Survey called the Field Geology of New South Wales. There are also wonderful guides published by the Queensland Division of the Geological Society of Australia for areas just across the Queensland border.

Field Geology of New South Wales was released in its current form in 2000, the third edition of the book that was first published early in the 1900's. The Authors are David Branagan, and Gordon Packham.  This book covers the whole state but does include some local excursions such as Lismore - Dunoon - Nimbin, Grafton - Drake - Tabulum - Casino, Armidale -Point Lookout-Ebor, Armidale - Black Mountain - Toms Gully, Kempsey - Crescent Head - Smokey Cape, Port Macquarie, Taree - Mount George - Comboyne - Camden Haven. As well as brief descriptions of the geology on and near the Pacific and New England Highways. . So, there is definitely something for just about every area. It is also worth noting that one of the authors Gordon Packham is well known for his knowledge of the sedimentary geology of north east New South Wales.

For those interested the Field Geology of New South Wales can be obtained for about $40 from NSW Resources and Energy here.


Branagan,, D.F. & Packham, G.H. 2000. Field Geology of New South Wales. Department of Mineral Resources.

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