Minerals Alert August 2006

  1. Curnamona Seismic Record released
  2. Update on geophysical data releases
  3. Update on geophysical survey data acquisition
  4. New geophysical surveys
  5. About Email Alert

1. Curnamona Seismic Record released

Geoscience Australia (GA) has just released GA Record 2006/12 titled "The 2003-2004 Curnamona Province Seismic Survey: Workshop Notes". This record is available through Geoscience Australia publications for free download.

Copies of the 2003-2004 Curnamona seismic data are available from Geoscience Australia's Seismic Acquisition and Processing Section. Please email Tim Barton, or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9625.

2. Update on geophysical data releases

Location State Survey Flight Lines Spacing Ground Clearance Release Date
Isa A Qld Gravity east-west 2km N/A Released on 26 July

Datasets can be downloaded from the Geoscience Australia Geophysical Archive Data Delivery System (GADDS) facility at no charge.

For further information, please email Murray Richardson, or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9229.

3. Update on geophysical survey data acquisition

The status of current surveys is:

Geoscience Australia has received raw and processed data from the Paterson Central and Paterson South-East surveys, and the Bowen-Surat South and Isa West Surveys for qa/qc testing.

Location State Survey % Complete Gravity Stations Flight Lines Spacing Ground Clearance Comments
Musgrave Extension WA Airborne magnetic & radiometric comprised 2 separate areas 38% N/A northern area north-south, southern area east-west   60 m in both areas  
Ashburton WA Airborne magnetic & radiometric N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A expected to commence at completion of flying on Bowen-Surat Nth Survey
Webb WA Gravity N/A 4100 new east-west 2.5km N/A expected to commence in August
Murchison WA Gravity N/A 3600 new N/A 2.5 km N/A expected to commence in October
Bowen-Surat North Qld Airborne magnetic & radiometric 98% N/A east-west 400m 80m  
Isa South-West Qld Airborne magnetic & radiometric 90% N/A east-west 400m 80m  
Isa South-East Qld Airborne magnetic & radiometric N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A expected to commence at completion of flying on the Isa South-West survey
Isa Area B Qld Gravity 18% 9898 east-west 2km & 4km N/A  
Jervois NT Gravity 100% 5500 new east-west 2km N/A completed in July

For further information, please email Murray Richardson, or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9229.

4. New geophysical surveys

Requests for quotation close on 16 August for the provision of airborne magnetic and radiometic coverage in regions of the Northern Territory and Tasmania. Geoscience Australia will be managing the flying program for these surveys.

Location State Survey % Complete Gravity Stations Flight Lines Spacing Ground Clearance
Tiwi Islands NT Airborne magnetic & radiometric N/A N/A north-south 400m 80m
North East Tasmania TAS Airborne magnetic & radiometric N/A N/A east-west 200m 90m
Flinders Island TAS Airborne magnetic & radiometric N/A N/A east-west 200m 90m
King Island TAS Airborne magnetic N/A N/A east-west 800m flying height above sea level of 130m

For further information, please email Murray Richardson, or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9229.

5. About Email Alert

For more information contact Mike Huleatt on +61 2 6249 9087 or email mike.huleatt@ga.gov.au.

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Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013