These thick coal beds lie within Middle Miocene (? according to Witts et all 2011, IPA Proceedings) Warukin Formation in the Barito Basin. Not all coals are this thick . . . today we logged a section that included a 1 m thick coal overlain by a marine transgressive mud with abundant small aragonitic molluscs. The fauna was dominated by protobranch bivalves typical of very fine grained organic-rich marine muds. Sorry, no seagrasses here (yet).
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Greetings from the Barito Basin! Aries, Ken and Jon followed Verbeek’s original (1875) geological map overlain onto Google Earth to find the Pengaron locality, from which a great fauna of corals and poorer molluscs was originally described. Just at the right point on the map – a river bank section - we found a thin series (4m) of massive, hard, bioclastic limestones and sands with corals, molluscs, algal balls, a shark tooth and vertebrate material abruptly and concordantly overlying thin-bedded silty mudstones.