Citation

Rodger, T.H., 1952. Open cut coal programme - Newcastle region, Point Morisset area Drilling results. Record  1952/051. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

A total of 25 rotary cored holes were drilled by the Bureau in Portion 49, Parish of Wallarah, County Northumberland, 2 miles south of Swansea. Approximately 1400 ft. of "test and define" drilling proved a possible 200,000 tons of coal suitable to be open cut under an average overburden of 6/1 ratio. The initial drilling programme showed a rolling seam. After surveying, further holes were drilled to locate the displacement which is 10 to 15 ft. in the S.W. corner of the area. No other obstacles are known which would hinder immediate working of the area. The lower split of the Wallarah Seam was tested in three holes but was found to be too thin to warrant further prospecting. The geology of the area is discussed in this report, and the results of the drilling programme are shown in the accompanying graphic and bore logs.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -33.0 East bound 152.0 West bound 151.5 South bound -33.5
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