Minerals Alert July 2006

  1. Tanami Seismic Workshop
  2. Update on geophysical data releases
  3. Update on geophysical survey data acquisition
  4. Minerals maps available on-line
  5. About Email Alert

1. Tanami Seismic Workshop

On 20-22 June 2006, Geoscience Australia convened a seminar in Alice Springs entitled "Evolution and Metallogenesis of the North Australian Craton" with speakers from Geoscience Australia, the Northern Territory Geological Survey, and the Geological Survey of Western Australia. The highlight of the conference was a one-day workshop on the 2005 Tanami Seismic Collaborative Research Project, during which first-pass structural interpretations of four seismic traverses across the Tanami Region were presented and discussed for the first time.

For further information visit our Conferences & Seminars page.

For copies of all PowerPoint presentations and a PDF of the seismic workshop handbook, please email David Huston; or phone +61 (0) 2 6249 9577.

2. Update on geophysical data releases

Location State Survey Flight Lines Spacing Ground Clearance Release Date
Gascoyne WA Airborne magnetic & radiometric east-west 400 m 60 m Released on 7 June
East Yilgarn WA Airborne magnetic & radiometric east-west 400 m 60 m Released on 7 June
Bowen-Surat QLD Gravity N/A 4 km N/A Released on 7 June

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 Ashburton and Officer Basin (WA) airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys and the Isa B (QLD) gravity survey are scheduled to commence in July.

The status of current surveys is:

Location State Survey % Complete Gravity Stations Flight Lines Spacing Ground Clearance Comments
Paterson Central & Paterson South-East WA Airborne magnetic & radiometric 100% N/A east-west 400 m 60 m Completed on July 2
Musgrave Extension WA Airborne magnetic & radiometric 15% N/A N/A N/A N/A Commenced on June 12
Bowen-Surat North QLD Airborne magnetic & radiometric 85% N/A east-west 400 m 80 m
Isa A QLD Gravity 100% 6700 new east-west 2 km N/A Completed on June 14
Jervois NT Gravity 61% 5500 east-west 2 km N/A Commenced on June 6

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

4. Minerals Maps available on-line

An extensive range of maps, including the Australian Mines and Mineral Deposit Map, Gold, Nickel, Copper, Lead-Zinc and Uranium resources maps relevant to mineral exploration in Australia are available for download free of charge from the Geoscience Australia web site. Please visit our Minerals Maps of Australia page to download. Also available free of charge are the Scanned 1:250 000 Geology Maps of Australia.

5. About Email Alert

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

To view past editions of Geoscience Australia's Minerals Alert, visit the Minerals Alert Newsletter Archive.

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